Countdown to #1 in Georgia (80-61)

Scott Kennedy counts down's Top 100 College Prospects in the state of Georgia. Today for the Class of 2004. Today, we have #80-#61.

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. Georgia ranks #4 on the list, and this is a particularly deep year for the Peach State.

It cannot be questioned that Georgia is one of the most talent laden states in the nation. No one covers Georgia like, Jamie Newberg both live in the Metro Atlanta area, and no one in this business sees more players in the state of Georgia than than

We are going to issue a top 100 list for the state of Georgia. Today we count down players 80-61

#80 Tim Gray
Wide Receiver/Corner
Ht: 5-8 Wt: 150 40: 4.57
Collins Hill HS (Suwanee)

An outstanding overall athlete, Gray was a standout for Collins Hill at QB last season, but his future will be at wide receiver of defensive back. A good knowledge of the game and a good nose for the ball.

#79 Matt Rumsey
Offensive Line
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 250 40: 5.0
Marist HS (Atlanta)

Matt Rumsey is an interior offensive line prospect that plays for a loaded Marist team. He has a good mix of brains and brawn, and will be looked at by some of the top academic institutions in the country.

#78 Corey Spells
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 171 40: 4.47
Mays HS (Atlanta)

Corey Spells is a tremendous athlete that has flown under the radar a bit this season, but it's not because of his athletic ability. He has been a standout at both the Nike Camp and the MSL Combine, and he has the speed to be a difference maker for Mays this season.

#77 Kyle Manley
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 185 40: 4.84
Buford HS (Buford)

Manley is an efficient leader for 2 Time State Champion Buford. He throws a pretty ball to the out route and has good mobility in the pocket. An excellent student, Manley could end up at Stanford or Georgia Tech after he leads his team in hopes of a 3rd straight State Title.

#76 John Hafferty
Offensive Line
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 300 40: 4.9
Chattahoochee HS (Alpharetta)

Much like Scott Lenahan in the class of 2002, Hafferty made a name for himself in a hurry at the Nike Camp this spring. His forty, shuttle, and bench press were off the charts for his position, and he could make a big leap up this list with a strong senior year. Hafferty is already committed to Kansas State.

#75 Matt West
Safety/Running Back
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 194 40: 4.5
Union County (Blairsville)

Matt West is a do it all athlete from Union County that will definitely be a player to keep an eye on this fall. He is a very good running back with excellent hands, and he can lay a lick from the defensive side of the ball as well. He has been a standout at several camps this summer, including the Nike Camp.

#74 Kelvin Moore
Running Back
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 185 40: 4.49 
Hardaway HS (Columbus)

Kelvin Moore has two attributes that coaches crave, height and speed. At 6-1 with sub 4.5 speed, Moore can play any number of positions, including running back, safety, or wide receiver. Moore names Alabama as his early leader.

#73 Kevin Washington
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 192 40: 4.6
Southwest Dekalb HS (Decatur)

A strong linebacker prospect, Washington will try and put Southwest Dekalb back on top this year. An active linebacker with a nose for the ball, Washington is wide open when it comes to his recruitment.

#72 Will Judson
Ht: 5-8 Wt: 146 40: 4.28
Sandy Creek HS (Tyrone)

The first of several players from Sandy Creek, Judson is the quickest player in the state of Georgia. I've seen him run hand timed 4.28's on three different surfaces this year. He is a special teams demon, and is lighting with the ball in his hand. His future will be as a return specialist and as a corner. Delaware and Central Michigan have already offered Judson a scholarship, and more schools are sure to follow when they see him on the field. 

#71 Leodis McKelvin 
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 165 40: 4.6
Ware County (Waycross)

A standout at the Georgia camp this year, McKelvin is looking to lead a loaded Ware County team towards a State Championship this year. McKelvin has already picked up offers from Georgia Tech and Louisville.

#70 Frank Usher
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 185 40: 4.4
Westlake (Atlanta)

Usher patrols the defensive backfield for Westlake with a vengeance. He is a hard hitting safety prospect that has already picked up offers from Louisville and Auburn

#69 Shawon Golightly
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 201 40: 4.50
Southwest Dekalb HS (Decatur)

Shawon Golightly had a monster year for Southwest Dekalb last year. He is an ideal middle linebacker, compact, strong, and fast. He has picked up an early offer from Duke, and he will get more with another big season.

#68 Trey Brewer
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 224 40: 4.59
Osborne HS (Marietta)

One of the most physically gifted prospects in the country. At 5-11 and 225 pounds, Brewer is the strongest prospect in the state. With a sub 4.6 forty time, he has the ability to be a difference maker at fullback. Brewer is a raw athlete, but if his football skills match his physical skills one day.... look out.... 

#67 Zach Smith
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 202 40: 4.34
Buford HS (Buford)

This will be Smith's 4th year on a Buford team that has dominated since he has been a player there. Plays outside linebacker in high school, but he projects as a strong safety in college. I personally watched him run a 4.34 on the track at a combine at Stephenson High School. Does not have any formal scholarship offers yet, but will make one lucky team very happy when they jump on the bandwagon.

#66 Tony Richardson
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 205 40: 4.5
Washington County HS (Sandersville)

A playmaking linebacker from WaCo. Richardson has already picked up offers from Louisville and East Carolina. With 21 sacks as a junior, Richardson is one of the most productive players in the state.

#65 Robert Hannah 
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 170 40: 4.5
Hephzibah HS (Hephzibah)

Robert Hannah plays quarterback for Hephzibah, because he is an outstanding athlete. He will make a move to another position on the next level, and he has the ability to be a solid player in college at receiver, corner, or safety.

#64 Jo Jo Brown
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 180 40: 4.6
Crisp County HS (Cordele)

One of the top Duel-Threat Quarterbacks in the state of Georgia, Brown is poised for a leap up these rankings when I see more of him in game action. His statistics speak for themselves with almost 3000 yards of combined offense

#63 Antwoin Daniels
Offensive Line
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 262 40: 5.21
Mary Persons HS (Forsyth)

An impressive offensive tackle prospect, Daniels has good feet and long arms. He was a standout at several camps this summer and moves well for his size. 

#62 Robbie Elliot
Offensive Line
Ht: 6-7 Wt: 295 40: 5.0
Towns County HS (Hiawassee)

Another prospect that could leap up the rankings with a big senior season. Elliot is a huge offensive tackle prospect from Towns County that has always been big. He actually slimmed down to 295 last year after being over 300 as a freshman in high school. He is getting attention from schools across the south, and like me, they are waiting to see the big man in action this fall.

#61 Nick Butler 
Defensive Tackle
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 260 40: 5.0
Warner Robins HS (Warner Robins)

Butler is a prospect at Warner Robins that has a great motor and a good frame. He plays mostly end for Warner Robins, but he will move inside on the next level. Butler has picked up an early offer from Louisville, and also likes Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Auburn.

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