Peach County went to the State Championship game with a team that had a lot of junior talent. I took a trip to Fort Valley yesterday to put a watch on their players and see how the Class of '05 showed out."> Peach County went to the State Championship game with a team that had a lot of junior talent. I took a trip to Fort Valley yesterday to put a watch on their players and see how the Class of '05 showed out.">

Road Trip - Peach County

<a href="http://gavsv.com/fbsch/dispteam.php?team=peacco">Peach County</a> went to the State Championship game with a team that had a lot of junior talent. I took a trip to Fort Valley yesterday to put a watch on their players and see how the Class of '05 showed out.


From Left: Fred Wright, Trevor Scott, Deitrich Hudson, Brandon Lowe, Darius Dewberry

Head Coach Rance Gillespie and I measured off forty yards on the practice field behind the field house, and we timed the players in each direction. With a team as talented as Peach County, I knew it was going to be a fun day to test, and I wasn't disappointed. 

Fred Wright is one of the top middle linebackers in the state of Georgia. He is a rock solid 5-10 and 200 pounds. I have been watching him play since he was a sophomore, and I had wondered if he was going to be fast enough on the


Fred Wright

next level. After getting loosened up, Wright turned in back to back 4.61 forties on the grass. That is an excellent time for a middle linebacker. It helps explain why he is always in on so many tackles. Wright also gets to carry the ball a few times at fullback.

Deitrich Hudson is a big wide receiver for the Trojans, and he also sees some time at tight end. I have him projected as a tight end on the college level, and he showed excellent speed for that position. Currently, Hudson is a lean 6-3 and 202 pounds. He has excellent explosion with a 34 inch vertical leap. To say Hudson was consistent with his times would be an understatement. He ran back to back to back 4.68's on the grass at Peach.

The upcoming senior with the least fanfare but may end up being one of the Trojans' best prospects is offensive 


Trevor Scott

lineman Trevor Scott. Scott looked very good at TheInsiders/MSL Combine, and he did nothing to hurt himself yesterday either. Scott measured at 6-2/5 and 260 pounds on Saturday, and he had a vertical jump of 28". His 20 reps on the bench press shows that he has seen the weight room before. He turned in a 5.01 on two separate occasions yesterday, and he broke 5.00 on one of our watches. Scott projects as a full qualifier, and he has really been helping himself this spring.

Brandon Lowe turned in one of the best times of the weekend at TheInsiders/MSL Combine. Having just come off of the region track meet the day before, Lowe didn't turn it loose yesterday, but he didn't have to. His 4.51 on the wet


Brandon Lowe

astro turf in Atlanta was impressive enough. Lowe is an honors student and works a part time job. He is a player that is making a name for himself this spring as well.

Chris Slaughter is the best junior ('06) wide receiver I've seen in the state so far this year. He would rank right with 


Chris Slaughter

Nick Kyles, Carlos Thomas, and Anthony Barnes as one of the top wide receivers in the state this year. At 6-3 and 170 pounds, Slaughter ran a consistent 4.60 yesterday. He has more than enough speed for the next level with his size, and looking at his frame, as he gets stronger, he is only going to get faster. Evidently, schools that have been coming through Fort Valley this spring have told Slaughter that he already has a scholarship waiting for him.

Darius Dewberry was on hand to watch the testing, and he helped get his teammates warmed up. He wanted to run, but he had strained one of  his quadriceps in the track meet on Tuesday, and it was best he rested it. I told Coach


Darius Dewberry

Gillespie with a laugh "I've seen enough of him anyway. At 6-4 and 222 pounds with a vertical leap of 33 inches and a 9 foot long jump, one just has to watch tape on Dewberry. He's one of the Top 5 prospects in the state regardless of position.

Tony Wright is one of the top two running backs in the state, and arguably the top back in the state if Matt Dunham is moved to linebacker. He is being held out of spring with a slight knee injury.

Peach County has a lot of star power on the sidelines this fall, but they also have a lot of good looking high school players. Players that will help the Trojans make another deep run at the playoffs this fall. 3A got a lot tougher this year (well, everyone did except for 5A, but that's another story), but Peach is going to have a say in who plays for the State Championship this year.  

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