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Georgia's Countdown to #1, 80 - 71

It cannot be questioned that Georgia is one of the most talent laden states in the nation. No one covers Georgia like <a href="http://borderwars.theinsiders.com/">BorderWars</a>, and we are going to issue a top 100 list for the state of Georgia. Today we count down 80-71.

When college football fans think of the top talent producing state the big 3 jump to mind right away: Texas, California, and Florida. Those three states once again led the nation in sending college kids to division 1 schools. According to StudentSports, California had 290 D1 signees, Texas 371, and Florida 178. Next on the list may come as a surprise to all but the most die-hard recruitniks: Georgia, with 111. Statistically speaking, Georgia is closer to Florida than Florida is to Texas or California.

It cannot be questioned that Georgia is one of the most talent laden states in the nation. No one covers Georgia like BorderWars, and we are going to issue a top 100 list for the state of Georgia. Today we count down 80-71.

#80 Mansfield Wrotto
Offensive Line
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 305 40: 5.1
Brookwood HS (Snellville)

Mansfield Wrotto is another player that can be as good as he wants to be. Gets by on pure size and strength at the high school level, and he can be a beast in college if he's properly motivated. A wealth of potential. Could jump up this list with a big senior year. Wrotto has picked up early offers from Georgia Tech, Maryland, and Vanderbilt, but lists no leaders.

#79 Avery Hannibal
Defensive End
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 235 40: 4.7
Troup County HS (LaGrange)

Talented defensive end prospect that also has the size to play linebacker. Moves well laterally. Had 125 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior. Avery Hannibal is also a 2-time State Champion in wrestling. Likes South Carolina, Wake Forest, UCF, Troy State, and ECU among others.

#78 Richard Thom
Tight End / Linebacker
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 220 40: 4.7
Johnson HS (Gainesville)

Richard Thom, aka "The Hall County Hitman" has been busy at camps all summer. He's been lining up and running with the tight ends. A bit of a "tweener" right now, Thom already has excellent quickness, strength, and hands. He has the frame to add weight and become a solid blocker as well as receiver. He likes Georgia Southern, James Madison, Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina.

#77 Cedric Mason
Running Back
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 167 40: 4.4
Riverdale HS (Riverdale)

Cedric Mason is an explosive back with incredible speed and quickness. Had some of the best combined numbers at the Nike Camp with a 4.4 forty and a 4.17 shuttle. Could play several positions in college, and he may actually be best suited to play corner or wide receiver.

#76 Felipe Foster
Offensive Line
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 287 40: 4.91
Clarke Central HS (Athens)

The fact that Felipe Foster is as low as 76 on this year's list pays testament to the sheer number of outstanding defensive tackle prospects in the state this year. Foster would be a top 5 defensive tackle in a lot of years, and he may be in this class before it is all said and done. Foster is looking to get away from home to go to college and currently likes Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Memphis, and MTSU.

#75 Jeffrey Robinson
Cornerback
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 175 40: 4.4
Sandy Creek HS (Tyrone)

Jeffrey Robinson has a load of athletic ability, and he plays a position in which his height is a coveted commodity. 6-1 cover corners are rare, especially ones that can run a true sub 4.5. Robinson currently likes ECU, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

#74 Marquis Rogers
Defensive Tackle
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 270 40: 4.8
Glynn Academy (Brunswick)

Marquis Rogers' strength numbers would do an NFL veteran proud, let alone a 17 year old senior in high school. Rogers is a compact defensive tackle with good quickness and an eye popping 765 pound squat. He gets excellent leverage on the interior line with his wrestling background in which he posted a 36-4 record as a junior. Rogers currently likes East Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Miami.

#73 Demetrius Kilgore
Linebacker / Strong Safety
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 193 40: 4.5
Rockdale County HS (Conyers)

Demetrius Kilgore is an explosive athlete from Conyers that had an impressive showing at the Nike Camp. He runs a true 4.5 forty at just under 200 pounds, and he could play several positions on the next level including linebacker, safety, wide receiver, or running back.

#72 Jawwaad Payne
Cornerback
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 180 40: 4.5
Tri-Cities HS (East Point)

Jawwaad Payne has been one of the more outstanding corners on the camp circuit this summer as he has shut down some of the best players in the south. At just under 6 feet tall, Payne has good height to play corner, and he is strong at the line of scrimmage. He has offers from Alabama, South Carolina and Pittsburgh early on, and with a big season, he should collect even more.

#71 DeRae Allen
Cornerback
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 175 40: 4.40
Lovejoy HS (Lovejoy)

DeRae Allen is another player that has helped his stock at various camps this summer. He has run consistent 4.4's several times, and that speed will be his meal ticket to the next level. Allen claims Georgia Tech as his early leader, but also likes Auburn, Florida, and Tennessee.

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