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Georgia Elite Classic News and Notes:

Dawg Post was in attendance for Sunday's Georgia Elite Classic camp, and gives an update on all who stood out.

A player who stood out immediately was 2018 Stockbridge offensive tackle Jazston Turnetine. The big 6-foot-4 295-pounder carries his weight well, has long arms, and looks like a legit D1 tackle from a physical standpoint. He’s still somewhat of an unknown prospect, but his size alone could give him some looks. If he continues to improve his mechanics and technique, he could start to see his recruitment pick up this offseason.

Pebblebrook (GA) QB Marquise Cooper looked great throwing the football today. At 6-foot-1 189-pounds Cooper was one of the most consistent passers at the camp. Cooper led his Pebblebrook team to the playoffs this past season, losing to Roswell in the first round.

Another reason made the playoffs was because of 2018 back Michael Collins. The big 6-foot-1 202-pounder ran well for size, looked great in drills, caught the ball well, and was tough to cover by all the linebackers. He has the strength and durability to carry Pebblebrook as a senior.

Hillgrove lineman Colin Abney stood out during 1 on 1s at offensive tackle. He had a banged up ankle, but competed hard against some of the best defensive lineman at the camp. The 6-foot-3 246-pounder also plays defensive line for his Hillgrove team.

The Pickens County trio of QB Jacob Brumby, 2019 WR Zach Goss, and 2019 WR Trevon Hawkins all stood out in 1 on 1s. Brumby is a big 6-foot-4 190-pound gun slinger who showed improved footwork, a quick release, and an accurate arm. Goss has great size for a rising junior at 6-foot-3 180-pounds and caught almost everything thrown his way. Hawkins is a little smaller but found a way to get open on a consistent basis.

Another wideout who stood out was Luella athlete Jerome Beazer. The 2018 playmaker has good size at 6-foot-4 160-pounds and was tough to cover all day because of his length. He caught the ball well at its highest point, and won multiple balls deep down the field.

2018 North Springs defensive lineman Tahmaj Faust was the most impressive defensive lineman from a physical standpoint. He has great size at 6-foot-4 262-pounds, has a long frame, and had some great battles with Jazston Turnetine all day. He’s still raw, and has only played 1 year of football. Faust could be a top prospect if he had played football all through his life. He’s a guy who could make a name for himself the next few months.

2018 North Springs lineman Gralyn Stokes also impressed during 1 on 1s. He is a strong kid with a wide base who overpowered offensive lineman on a consistent basis. He has a low center of gravity but came off the ball very quick for someone his size.

2019 Langston Hughes lineman Bryce Nelms (6’4 257-pounds), 2018 Mount Zion lineman Jared Preston, and 2018 Towers lineman Janathan Turner also impressed from the defensive line group.

North Paulding quarterback Ross Malmgren was impressive at quarterback as well. He made some great throws down the field, was accurate, and showed by he’s one of the top in-state quarterbacks in the 2019 class.

2020 Marietta DB Rashad Torrence continues to improve with every camp he attends. He has good size at 5-foot-10 188-pounds, and plays physical. He covered well but had trouble with smaller receivers as expected. He was a top DB at the camps and will only get better over the years. Look for him to be top prospect in Georgia for the 2020 class.

Stockbridge athlete BJ Riley was impressive again. Not the biggest guy at 5-foot-7 170-pounds, but he was so quick and agile all day. He was in the top receiver group at the end and make guys look silly in the final reps.

Michael Russell of New Manchester also looked great in coverage. The 2018 prospect isn’t the biggest guy but competed hard and made multiple plays on the ball.

Sequoyah receivers Jordan Bowers and Cole Jacobs also impressed. Bowers is a bigger possession receiver while Jacobs is more of a slot guy with great speed.


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