One of the top offensive line prospects from Fulton County is Joey Bachrodt from Milton High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. Some programs are showing interest and talking about potentially offering the 6-foot-1, 295-pounder.
"I've been getting a lot of interest from West Georgia," said Bachrodt. "I'm also hearing a lot from Cornell up in Iowa, Holy Cross in Western Massachusetts, Hobart in New York and Union in Tennessee."
As a junior, Bachrodt was named first team "All-Area," and at the end of his senior year, he was awarded "Offensive Lineman of the Year."
"I think I truly exceeded my expectations," he said. "I went farther than I thought I was going to go. I graded out at 96 percent against our rival school. Our offensive line coach grades us like the college coaches do. So he was real excited about that."
"I just went out there my senior season and worked as hard as I could. I didn't know if I was going to ever play college ball or not. I just tried to lay it on the line everyday and it just worked out for me."
So far, scheduling conflicts have prohibited Bachrodt from taking any official visits.
"Hobart and Cornell want me to get up there for official visits, but I haven't had time to sit down and figure out a good time for me to go yet. I hope to visit those two schools in January."
Which school is at the top of his list?
"I was really interested in Holy Cross because I thought I wanted to go back up North. That's where I'm originally from," Bachrodt said. "But then West Georgia started talking to me and I thought maybe staying close to home wasn't such a bad thing. I like Cornell because I could get a very good education. So I guess right now, West Georgia and then Cornell would be at the top of my list."