The Houston County Bear are looking like one of the top teams in the state so far this season, led by Georgia commit Jake Fromm who is leading the state in passing. The new five-star prospect is 105 for 143 this season for 1842 yards and 11 touchdowns to just two interceptions. That's an average of 460.5 yards per game. He's a great quarterback, but there are other Houston County Bears who are helping Fromm so far during this historic season. Wide receiver Amari Colbert and lineman Trey Hill have both have great seasons as well.
Senior Amari Colbert has been Fromm's favorite target so far with over 30 catches for over 600 yards and nine touchdowns. Dawg Post caught up with Colbert recently who spoke very highly of his senior quarterback.
"I think his ability to get everyone on the same page is what separates him (Fromm) from everyone else." Colbert said. "When we are all working together and on the same page we are really hard to stop." Colbert also spoke with us about his strengths and weaknesses as a player. "I believe my ability to get moving with the ball in my hands is a strength. A lot of teams don't think I'm as fast as I am because of my size. I think I could work on my route running."
Junior Trey Hill has lead the offensive line this year, a group that has done a good job of protecting their star gun-slinger. When I reached out to Trey after the Georgia victory over Missouri, he replied "Georgia is ALL In...Nobody breaks." The massive 6-foot-4 330-pound lineman talks with his quarterback every day, but right now they are focused on winning a state championship. Hill did admit that after the season, he expects Fromm to start recruiting him to Georgia a little more. Trey visited Auburn last week, and is not sure where he will be just yet this upcoming weekend. I'm expecting Hill to be at a Georgia game or two this fall. He should be a major Bulldog target on the offensive line in 2018. Hill is currently ranked the third-best guard prospect in the state among juniors.
Two more prospects too keep an eye out for are Parkview's Malik Washington and Miles Marshall. Washington is a fantastic athlete in the 2019 class who already starts at receiver and safety, as well as the backup quarterback for 3-1 Panthers. The 5-foot-9 180-pounder is not the biggest guy, but he plays much bigger than he is. He has a great vertical, good hands, and plays with toughness. He was very impressive at the Elite Junior Showcase this summer, and also camped at Duke, Ohio State, and the satellite camp at Central Gwinnett. Washington has three interceptions so far this year, and can be explosive with the ball in his hands. Georgia Tech invited him to the game against Clemson Thursday night, and I've been told Notre Dame is starting to show strong interest as well. The Irish also invited Washington up for a game. He currently holds an Auburn offer, but Georgia was the favorite school growing up. Defensive Coordinator Mel Tucker knows who he is, and it would not surprise me if they showed interest down the road. Again, his size isn't ideal, but this kid can flat out play. I'm expecting him to be one of the top defensive backs/athletes in Georgia for the 2019 class.
Another Panther, receiver Miles Marshall, is also having a big season so far in 2018. The 6-foot-3 200-pound receiver is not the fastest guy, but he has enough speed to get by defenders deep. He's a big body who had solid hands. He is able to make the big plays down field, and his size makes him to tough to bring down after the catch. Playing in a tough division, Marshall has totaled 17 catches so far for 303 receiving yards and four total touchdowns. He was also impressive this summer at the 7 on 7 Kirby Smart Camp in Athens this summer. Marshall was asked by the staff to do a little workout in front of the coaches during the tournament. I'm expecting Marshall's recruitment to start gaining steam sooner than later. If he finishes his junior year strong and has an impressive offseason again, there will be schools lining up to sign him. Certainly a receiver to know in the 2018 class.