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Dawg Post Preview: Corky Kell Classic

Dawg Post previews some of the top games on Saturday during the Corky Kell Classic

While there were plenty of great games early on during the Corky Kell Classic, there are still plenty of great games on Saturday.

Colquitt County vs. Mill Creek:

This might be the best game on Saturday. The state champion Colquitt County Packers drive to north Georgia to play one of the best teams from the metro-Atlanta area in Mill Creek. Showing there dominance on defense, Mill Creek was almost the team that got to play Colquitt in the state championship last year. There might not be a ton of top recruits on the team, Mill Creek has plenty of talent to compete for a state championship in 2016. They play in a tough conference, but there is a good chance Mill Creek has a deep run in the playoffs this year.

A few guys to look out for on Colquitt County are linebacker JJ Peterson, and tight end John Samuel Shenker. Peterson is a 6-foot-2 203-pound athlete ranked as the top outside linebacker in the south. Look for Kirby Smart and the Georgia staff to go hard after Peterson, who is the 33rd ranked player in the 2018 class for scout. He visited Georgia at the final Kirby Smart camp this summer, and the staff gave him plenty of attention. Shenker is a sleeper tight end prospect who really impressed at the Sound Mind/ Sound Body camp earlier this summer. Look for more schools to start showing interest soon.

Walton vs. Norcross:

I'll be honest, I don't know a ton of info on this Norcross team. I know they used to compete for championships, but not so much anymore. They did have current Bulldogs commit Robert Beal on the team, but he transferred to IMG Academy in Florida for his senior season. I saw Norcross play once last year, and they got destroyed by a solid Peachtree Ridge team.

What I do know is that Walton (GA) has receiver Dominick Blaylock, who is one of the top receivers in the state. He was impressive at the Lassiter MVP camp last summer, and dominated in their playoff loss to Central Gwinnett last season. Look for Blaylock to have a monster sophomore season in 2016. The 5-foot-11 189-pound receiver currently holds offers from Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Auburn, and pretty much every school he wants. He will be a national recruit in the 2019 class,and a major target for the Bulldogs going forward. It's still early, but Georgia is sitting in a very good spot for Blaylock at the moment.

Archer vs. McEachern:

This might not be the most talented Archer team in recent years, but this is still a team that will have success in 2016. DB Taiyon Palmer is a recruit getting more and more attention every day. He's not high on Georgia's radar at the moment, but he will be a top defensive back prospect in Georgia for the 2018.

As for McEachern, they are looking pretty good. former Georgia commit and current Florida State commit Bailey Hockman ended last season with a great performance in the Elite Junior Classic, and looked very sharp this summer at the 7 on 7 tournament in Athens last June. Throwing to North Carolina commit Tyler Smith, I''l be shocked if McEachern does not have a huge year offensively. On defense Jaytin Askew leads the way as the fifth-best cornerback prospect in Georgia for the 2017 class. 


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