Top 100 Recruits, 60 - 51

We look at recruits #51 to #60 as we continue the BorderWars.com countdown of the top 100 football recruits.

#60 Deonte Burnam
Linebacker
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 230 40: 4.7
Dooly County HS (Vienna)

Deonte Burnam can best be described as a tackling machine. He will be a 4 year starter before his career is over, and he has piled up over 500 tackles going into his senior year. good size at 230 pounds and excellent lateral movement with a 4.31 shuttle time. Burnam lists Clemson, Florida, Florida State, and Georgia as his favorites right now.

#59 Gary Springer
Defensive End / Wide Receiver
Ht: 6-7 Wt: 200 40: 4.7
Creekside HS (Fairburn)

Gary Springer is a strength and conditioning coach's dream. At 6-7 and 200 pounds with a 4.7 forty time, he is not immediately ready to play any position other than wide receiver, but drop 40-60 pounds on him over the course of the next 5 years, and you're looking at a Julius Peppers at defensive end. Like Peppers, Springer is also a standout basketball player. Springer is listing Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, North Carolina among others as his favorites.

#58 Jeff Busbee
Linebacker
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 230 40: 4.7
Houston County HS (Warner Robins)

Stories are starting to surface about a man eating linebacker in Warner Robins named Jeff Busbee that almost sound like urban legends. Busbee already has an offer from Army, and several schools are on the hook. While Busbee has the "linebacker" mentality on the field, he is a 4.0 student and has already scored a 1,300 on his SAT. With further evaluation, Busbee could jump up this list. Busbee likes Stanford and Vanderbilt along with Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn, and Army among others.

#57 Chase Goggans
Kicker
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 160 40: 4.6
Coffee County HS (Douglas)

Chase Goggans should probably be higher on this list as one of the best kickers in the land. Coach Bobby Bowden learned the hard way about the importance of having scholarship kickers, and since then FSU has had some of the best kickers in the nation. Goggans will look to add to that recent history as a Florida State commitment.

#56 Zach Richardson
Quarterback
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 210 40: 4.8
Lassiter HS (Marietta)

Zach Richardson has the potential to make the biggest jump on this list. Physically, he has all of the tools. At one recent summer camp, he was easily the 2nd best looking quarterback prospect on the field, and the participants included 2 QB's that were invited to Student Sports' Elite 11 Camp in California. This is his first year as a starting QB after backing up County passing leader Patrick Brown last year. If he puts it all together on the field, Richardson will be the top QB prospect in the state this year. Richardson camped at Georgia, Tennessee, and Auburn, and is currently wide open.

#55 Warren Gooden
Defensive Tackle
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 305 40: 5.01
Americus HS (Americus)

Warren Gooden is a load in the middle. In the battle of staying low, Gooden has an advantage over almost anyone he plays against. At 5-11 and 305 pounds, he is almost impossible to move backwards and will be an excellent run plugging defensive tackle on the next level. He has an early offer from Auburn, but claims Georgia as his favorite team.

#54 Jarvis Jackson
Linebacker
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 205 40: 4.5
Washington HS (Atlanta)

Jarvis Jackson is another linebacker that lives for contact. At a recent practice, Jackson glided along the line of scrimmage before unloading on the hapless running back that had just begun to make his cut up-field. The hit brought the requisite cheers from his teammates and coaches as they watched


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