Georgia's Countdown to #1: # 40 - 31

We're getting closer to the Countdown to the top 10. Be sure to get your guesses in for the top 10 players in Georgia for a shot at winning a full year of Total Access Pass. Here are players 40-31

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 in the middle of issuing our Top 100 for the state. Today we count down 40-31.

#40 Roderick Rogers
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 180 40: 4.5
Stephenson HS (Stone Mountain)

Roderick Rogers is healthy again, and that's bad news for opposing offenses. After hurting his ankle in a track meet in the spring, Rogers missed the camp circuit this summer, but he is back now better than ever. He has good height and an excellent break on the ball. He has the frame to carry more weight and become more of a force supporting the run. He is already a sure tackler. Currently has offers from LSU, Tulane, and West Virginia, and he lists those 3 schools along with North Carolina and Vanderbilt as his 5 favorites.

#39 Armand Cauthen
Wide Receiver
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 195 40: 4.5
Douglas County HS (Douglasville)

Armand Cauthen is the reigning Douglas County player of the year after he set a team record for receptions. He is an exceptionally strong receiver that can be physical with smaller defensive backs, and he can run by them once he has the ball. Cauthen has early offers from Duke and Wake Forest, and he is currently wide open among his college choices.

#38 Joe Gaston
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 195 40: 4.5
Walton HS (Marietta)

Joe Gaston has led Walton High School in touchdowns and tackles in both of the last two years. He is a good running back and an excellent strong safety. He is a solid 6-0/195 pounds, and he runs a true 4.5 forty time. His quickness is exceptional as he posted a 4.17 shuttle at the Nike Camp. He is pile mover on both offense and defense. He has an offer from UAB currently, and he likes Georgia as his favorite team.

#37 Larry White
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 185 40: 4.4
Banneker HS (College Park)

Larry White has led Banneker in tackles the past two years on a team that has included talented players such as Greg Blue and Ty Cox. He had 152 tackles last year as a junior and is poised for another monster year. He plays middle linebacker in high school, but with his size and speed, he can be an excellent strong safety on the next level. Lists Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Florida, and LSU as his top teams.

#36 Thomas Flowers
Running Back
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 183 40: 4.5
Pebblebrook HS (Mableton)

Thomas Flowers had a state record 8 touchdowns in one game last year. He had nearly 1,000 yards rushing as a junior despite sharing the ball with 2,200 yard rusher Brent Thomas. This year, Flowers will be the man. He has an impressive list of early offers including Georgia, Florida, Auburn, and Virginia. He lists those 4 schools along with Colorado as his favorites.

#35 Coleman Watson
Tight End
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 245 40: 4.8
North Springs HS (Atlanta)

Coleman Watson is big, strong, and he can run. He is the most "ready to contribute" tight end in the south this year. He had 400 yards and 4 touchdowns as a junior and will be an even bigger factor in the offense this year. He has early offers from South Carolina and Wake Forest. He was an early lean to Georgia, but has widened his list.


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