2003 Updates

Armand Cauthen, Jeromy Jones, and Zeb McKinzey

Armand Cauthen #1

Wide Receiver
6-2, 195, 4.4 
Douglasville, GA - Douglas County High School 

School Preferences: LSU, Auburn, UGA, Duke, Clemson, UVA, Maryland, and NC State among others

Junior Stats: 43 catches 540 yards, 3 INT's, 40 yd punt avg. 35 yd KO return avg. 
Coach's Comments: "Great Person who will be an excellent college player." - Coach Phil Williams 
Goals: Make 1st team all state and break 1000 yards receiving 
Misc: Brother (Gene) has been VMI's leading rusher for 4 consecutive years. 
Summer Camps: Nike Camp in Athens, GA, summer camps at UGA, AU, UVA, and Maryland. 


Profile 2003 - Armand Cauthen (WR) 
The reigning Douglas County player of the year is back for his senior season to pick up where he left off and try and improve on his already impressive numbers. Armand Cauthen had 43 catches for 540 yards last season, which would be modest numbers for some of the more wide open offenses, but those 43 catches were a Douglas County School record. "Coach Williams said that he had never had a player catch 43 balls in his coaching career," said Armand's dad Arthur. Armand said he has lofty goals for this year. He has the talent to do it, but will the ball get thrown enough at Douglas County? "I'd like to break 1000 yards receiving this year," said Cauthen. "1000 yards and all state, those are my 2 personal goals for the season."

Cauthen has several camps scheduled for this season including the Nike Camp in Athens, GA on April 28th. "I'm going to the Nike Camp, the UGA camp, and the Auburn camp for sure, and I'm trying to get scheduled camps to Virginia and Maryland. The schools that I'm looking at the hardest right now are LSU, Auburn, UGA, Duke, Clemson, UVA, Maryland, and NC State."

"We've been on unofficial trips to Auburn, Clemson, and Georgia so far," said Arthur. "We've heard from almost every school in the SEC and the ACC and several others in the south like Tulane and Louisville."

Armand won the County's player of the year award last season, lining up primarily on offense, but this year he will be asked to do more, and he's up to the task. 

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Jeromy Jones

Defensive Line
6-3 265, 4.9
Marietta (GA) Wheeler HS
School Preferences - Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech among others

Junior Stats - 71 tackles 7 sacks
Comments - Explosive off the ball; Plays hard and has great instincts - Coach Chuck Goddard
Strength: Bench: 315, Squat 490, Power Clean 285
Goals: 4.7 forty time and 375 bench press by 2 a days.


Profle 2003 - Jeromy Jones (DL)
Wheeler High School had an off year by Wildcat standards last season, but it wasn't for the lack of effort on the part of defensive lineman Jeromy Jones. Jones had 71 tackles and 7 sacks playing for a 2-8 Wheeler squad. "We were disappointed with the way the season went last year," said Jones. "We lost a lot of close games, and we're going to be returning a lot of people this year. We were very young this past season, so I think we'll have a much better run."

At 6'3 and 265 pounds, Jones has the frame to play either tackle or end at the next level. While he excels at either, he says he likes to be on the outside a bit more. "I like playing both positions, but I prefer the freedom you have at end. I'm going to be playing outside more this season, and I'm going to work hard this summer at getting my quickness up. I'd like to be running a 4.7 by the end of the summer."

Jones has been hearing from schools such as Auburn, Illinois, UCLA, Vanderbilt, and Alabama. "Those are the schools that have been contacting me the most early. Right now I like Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and well, a bunch of schools. I haven't really narrowed it down yet. I'm not sure if I'm going to go to any of the individual camps this summer or not yet. I'm going to talk to my coach about them. We're going to the West Georgia camp as a team, so I know I'm going to that one for sure."

Expect Wheeler to turn things around this season after a 2-8 season, and expect Jeromy Jones to be a big part of the Wildcat resurgence.

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Zeb McKinzey #77
6-3, 280, 5.2
Offensive Guard
Lilburn (Ga.) Parkview

School Preferences - Clemson, Georgia and Auburn lead

Offers (Verbal) - Clemson
Junior Stats - Graded out at 87.5% for his junior season
Bench Press - 415; Squat - 495; Power Clean - 315; GPA - 3.5; SAT - 1100
Summer Camps - Nike (Tuscaloosa), Georgia, Clemson
Comments - very powerful offensive line prospect... likely guard, possible center in college... devastating run blocker with good feet... very good pass protector...
Goals - "I want to stay healthy, grade out at 90% or better. " - McKinzey
Other Sports - Track


Profle 2003 - Zeb McKinzey (OL)
One of the Georgia's top OL prospects from the 2003 recruiting season will be Zeb McKinzey from Parkiew High School. McKinzey plays guard for the state champion Panthers.
"He is actually a two-way guy for us," said Parkview Head Coach Cecil Flowe. "But he is a terrific offensive linemen with good feet. Zeb is also as strong as a house."

McKinzey, 6-3 and 280 pounds, bench presses 415 pounds and power cleans 315. That is strong for a high school junior.

"Strength is my best attribute,' said McKinzey. "I also have good technique. I would say I am a little better run blocker than pass protector."

According to McKinzey, he has one verbal offer (Clemson) so far. But that should soon change with the May Evaluation Period starting soon.

"Right now, my three favorites are Clemson, Georgia and Auburn. I want to play in the South and not too far away." McKinzey has taken unofficial visits to all three schools.


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