Countdown to #1 in Georgia (60-41)

Scott Kennedy counts down TheInsiders.com's Top 100 College Prospects in the state of Georgia. Today for the Class of 2004. Today, we have #60-#41.

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 TheInsiders.com, 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 TheInsiders.com.

We are going to issue a top 100 list for the state of Georgia. Today we count down players 60-41

#60 Isaiah Gay
Wide Receiver/Corner
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 170 40: 4.41
Washington HS (Atlanta)

Isaiah Gay is a player with speed to burn. Gay plays running back and corner for Washington, but he will be a wide receiver or corner in college. Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Mississippi State are all in the hunt for this talented athlete. 

#59 Demarcus Johnson
Running Back
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 190 40: 4.6
Banneker HS (College Park)

A player that is poised for a monster senior year. Johnson rushed for over 1,000 yards last year, and he only had 162 carries. He has gotten bigger, faster, and stronger this season, and he will be a load for the Trojans. Johnson is wide open as far as his recruitment goes.

#58 Gary Guyton
Linebacker
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 215 40: 4.40
Bradwell Institute (Hinesville)

A player that is poised to make a jump up this list as a senior. I haven't seen enough of him to elevate his ranking yet, but what I have heard has been very good, and I am looking forward to evaluating this prospect further. At 6-4 and 215 pounds with reported 4.4 speed, this is an exciting prospect that has already made a verbal commitment to Georgia Tech.

#57 James Case
Defensive End
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 240 40: 4.71
Harrison HS (Kennesaw)

James Case is a prospect with a great motor and a high ceiling. He has the potential to grow another 3 or 4 inches before all is said and done with a size 14 shoe. A strong defensive end for a re-loading Harrison team, Case has already been offered a scholarship by Duke and Miami (OH)

#56 Phillip Hyde
Running Back
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 185 40: 4.37
Sandy Creek HS (Tyrone)

Another offensive weapon for Sandy Creek, Hyde rushed for nearly 1,800 yards as a junior, and after a season of track, he has gotten considerably faster this season. Hyde is a workhorse who should see a lighter load this year as Sandy Creek spreads the ball around to more of their weapons. Hyde has picked up one offer so far, that being from MTSU.

#55 Jermaine Allen
Wide Receiver
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 163 40: 4.5
Americus HS (Americus)

One of the top big play receivers in the state of Georgia this year. With over 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior, Allen was one of the most productive players in the state last year. If he can become more consistent on the intermediate and short routes, he will rise up these rankings as a senior. 

#54 Joe Mingo
Athlete
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 170 40: 4.65 
Clinch County HS (Homerville)

Joe Mingo is an outstanding athlete. He is more quick than fast which translates him into being an excellent slot receiver or even corner on the next level. He can start and stop on a dime and looks great in pass coverage. He recently named Clemson as his leader.

#53 Leland Jones
Linebacker
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 204 40: 4.68
Douglass HS (Atlanta)

Leland Jones is a quick linebacker prospect that can play inside or outside. He is well built and has plenty of strength to play inside if needed. He claims offers from all of the big boys and names LSU as an early leader.

#52 Zach Carter
Linebacker/Fullback
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 208 40: 4.4
Harrison HS (Kennesaw)

One of the most physically gifted players in the state. Carter ran a sub 4.4 at the Nike Camp at over 200 pounds. His injury along with Paul Oliver's contributed to Harrison's earlier than expected exit from the playoffs last year. With Carter back and healthy, Harrison is gearing up for another run.

#51 Kisan Flakes 
Athlete
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 192 40: 4.5
Lovejoy HS (Lovejoy)

A quarterback that can play a lot of positions, Flakes has great size and speed. His versatility has brought him several top offers, and he currently lists Mississippi State as his leader.

#50 Narada Williams
Linebacker
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 200 40: 4.6
Douglas County (Douglasville)

Narada Williams has a great frame and can really run. He plays some wide receiver in high school, but he is more suited to play defense on the college level. With his frame and speed, he has the potential to be a stellar defender in college. 

#49 Octavious Balkcom
Linebacker
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 230 40: 4.73
Early County HS (Blakely)

Balkcom has the ability to play linebacker or tight end in college. He has a huge frame and runs exceptionally well for his size. It would not be a complete shock to see him at defensive end on the next level. He is still waiting on his first scholarship offer, but he definitely has the ability.

#48 Jason Venson
Safety
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 192 40: 4.5
Marietta HS (Marietta)

An absolute stud on the high school level. Venson plays safety, outside linebacker, and running back for the Blue Devils. He doesn't have the ideal size/speed combo for either safety or corner, but that doesn't matter, this kid is a pure football player. He can drop in coverage like a corner and support the run like a safety. He is the ideal Nickel back or hybrid "Rover" that is used in so many college schemes.

#47 Corey Thompson
Wide Receiver
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 160 40: 4.39
Douglass HS (Atlanta)

Speed, Speed, and more Speed. Corey Thompson can run and catch with the best of them. He has good height and legit 4.4 speed. He has a brother at Vanderbilt, but lists Florida as an early leader.

#46 James Swinton
Wide Receiver
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 165 40: 4.35
Tucker HS (Tucker)

I could have just copied and pasted the info from Thompson above, because Swinton is the same type of player. He is the fastest man on a loaded Tucker team. His coaching staff said that he was a track guy learning the position, but if the light came on he had a world of potential. He showed enough skills at receiver for Auburn to tender a scholarship offer, and he accepted.

#45 Hamilton Holliday 
Offensive Line
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 275 40: 5.3
Walton HS (Marietta)

Hamilton "Hambone" Holliday anchors the Walton offensive line. He gets a good push at the line of scrimmage, and he has good feet in traffic. He finishes his blocks well. He is a very smart kid that can QB the offensive line at the Center position. He has verbally committed to Vanderbilt.

#44 Philip Browning
Offensive Line
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 265 40: 5.1
Westminster HS (Atlanta)

Philip Browning spent the past year at Hargrave Military Academy, and the Westminster coaches are thrilled to have him back. He is a technically sound offensive tackle prospect with excellent feet, a solid base, and a great frame. Browning dropped a lot of weight at Hargrave and he has worked his way back up to 265. Schools will be keeping a close eye on him back at his new/old stomping grounds at Westminster.

#43 Greg Sudderth
Safety
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 186 40: 4.49
Parkview HS (Lilburn)

A lot of people thought of the big three linemen when they though of Parkview last year, but there was more speed on that team than all but maybe two or three teams in the state. Greg Sudderth is one of those such players. He has a great frame at 6-3 and 186 pounds, and he has the skills to play cover corner in high school. He will likely be a safety on the next level. Georgia Tech could be the team to beat for Sudderth. 

#42 Jordan Lyons
Quarterback/Tight End
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 216 40: 4.68
Woodward Academy (College Park)

Jordan Lyons is an athletic quarterback with a huge frame. At 6-5 and 216 pounds, Lyons has the prototype size for a pocket passer, but it's his athleticism that sets him apart from other quarterbacks his size. He has dominated in camps at wide receiver, and with his size, he could be an incredible tight end as well. Right now, his heart is set on giving quarterback a shot, and Stanford looks to be the early leader.

#41 Fred Roland 
Offensive Line
Ht: 6-8 Wt: 305 40: 5.3
Hephzibah HS (Hephzibah)

An absolutely huge offensive tackle prospect. Fred Roland has a long frame with long arms, and he moves very well for a big man. He is relatively new to the position having played defensive tackle last year, but once colleges get a look at him at his new position, even more scholarship offers will come.

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Check the previous lists:

Georgia 100 - 100-81
Georiga 100 - 80-61


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