Big Peach State Receiver Emerges

Luella High School is a second year high school in Henry County, Ga. that will have it's first senior class in 2005, and along with that has come their first set of College Football Prospects. Luella has several players to keep an eye on, the first being wide receiver <b>Johnny Belt</b>.

Johnny Belt is a 6'4 and 185 pound wide receiver with blazing speed. Last year in a seven game season Belt had nine receptions for 192 yards and two touchdowns. He ran the ball six times for 62 yards and a touchdown. Belt also was the kickoff return man and tallied up nine returns for 286 yards with two touchdowns. His long return was 94 yards, and he had an amazing average of 31.8 yards per return.

Expect those wide receiver numbers to increase dramatically this year as the Lions offense will open things up with the three, four, and even five receiver sets this fall.

Predictably, recruiting has picked up for the tall, swift receiver, and schools across the south have taken notice.

"Arkansas was the first school to contact me," said Belt. "I've pretty much heard from every school in the ACC, SEC, and on the east coast. The only school that I'm interested in that I haven't heard from is Miami. Georgia and Louisville are probably recruiting me the hardest right now. I'm planning on going to Auburn's passing league and to Georgia for camps this summer. My Top teams right now are Georgia, Tennessee, Miami, and Virginia Tech."

What does Belt like about each school?

Georgia: The way they spread it out and use multiple wide receivers.

Miami: Miami uses the wide receiver for big plays, and I like the way they mix the run and the pass.

Tennessee: I like the history they have at wide receiver. They have sent guys to the NFL.

Virginia Tech: I like their program and how things are being run

Luella went 5-2 last year while playing a first year program partial schedule. They will now jump into Region 3-AAAA and play two of their first four games on the road against the likes of Lowndes and Warner Robins.

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