GAVSV Pre-Season All-State Football Team

In a state as deep and as talented as Georgia, it's always tough to pick an All-Star squad from so many deserving candidates. After careful consideration of 2006 production as well as projections for 2007, GAVSV is ready to release it's Pre-Season All-State Football Team

OFFENSE:

QB: Michael Tamburo (North Gwinnett) This young QB returns for his junior season with high expectations after completing 67% of his passes last season and racking up over 2,000yds and 20 TD's through the air. An athletic signal caller that can also make plays with his feet, Tamburo added 11 TD's on the ground in 2006 as well.

RB: Donatavius Jackson (Heard County) Jackson was All-State as a junior after rushing for 2,462yds and 29 touchdowns. The Heard County tailback averaged close to 10yds per carry a year ago and is one of the State's top prospects for the class of '08.

RB: Richard Samuel (Cass) This Georgia commitment has reminded some around Cartersville of former local great, Ronnie Brown. Samuel averaged over 8yds a carry a year ago on his way to finding the endzone 19 times. Also doubles as a standout linebacker.

WR: Josh Jarboe (Cedar Grove) Jarboe is a big target on the outside and turned in an outstanding junior campaign. He hauled in 48 catches for 950yds and found the endzone on 10 of those receptions a year ago. He also added over 400yds rushing to his credit as well.

WR: Tavarres King (Habersham Central) One of the most explosive athletes in the Peach State, the UGA commit can score anytime he touches the football. Racked up 42 receptions for 700yds and 10 TD's in 2006. Also doubles as our kick return specialist on this All-State squad.

TE: Bryce Ros (Kennesaw Mountain) Yet another UGA commit, Ros stars on both sides of the football for KMHS. He's a big kid and very strong but athletic enough that some have wondered if he can play H-Back on the next level. Father Frank starred in Athens back in the 80's.

OL: A.J. Harmon (Jefferson County) This Clemson pledge would like to play DT, but we think he's most productive along the offensive front. Harmon is huge at 6'5 and over 300lbs, yet athletic enough to play tackle alone on an island. A devastating down blocker capable of opening huge holes.

OL: Cordy Glenn (Riverdale) Glenn is getting close to making his college decision, but for now he lands on our GAVSV All-State team. At 6'6, Glenn is a lean 315lbs and has tremendous pass blocking ability. Could be a big time offensive tackle at the next level.

OL: Omoregie Uzzi (Chamblee) Uzzi will take the role as our pulling guard on this All-State team. He's a big and extremely athletic player capable of easily playing OL or DL at the next level. Plays the game with a high motor and can be dominant at times.

OL: B.J. Brand (Coffee) This former UGA commit is blessed with tremendous feet and athleticism, a great combination for a stellar offensive guard in college. Brand is another big specimen at 6'4 and close to 330lbs.

OL: Nick McRae (Dublin) This Yellow Jacket pledge will line up at Center for us on this All-State team. He's a lean 285lbs at close to 6'4 and really explodes off the football. He can get to the 2nd level with ease and take out linebackers, and is solid in pass protection as well.

DEFENSE:

DE: Chase Thomas (Walton) Chase may be headed for a move to linebacker on the next level, but for the sake of this team he's our pass rushing specialist. Thomas raked in over 80 tackles a year ago, 17 of them behind the line of scrimmage. His 10 sacks put him among the State's best and he should have another stellar season in '07.

DE: Cornelius Washington (Burke County) One of the best big athletes the State has seen in some time, the Georgia commitment finished 7th in the GHSA 100m, despite outweighing some of his opponents by 40+ pounds. Injuries hampered him a year ago but he's ready for a breakout senior campaign.

DT: DeAngelo Tyson (Statesboro) The Georgia Bulldogs are getting arguably the top DT in the country next season when Tyson steps on campus. Despite missing 4 games a year ago due to injury, DeAgelo still managed to collect over 40 tackles, including 12 for loss, all the while fighting double and triple teams week in and week out.

DT: Omar Hunter (Buford) The Wolves are loaded again and Hunter just may be their best player. The Notre Dame pledge completely controls the line of scrimmage and was in on close to 85 stops in 2006. 13 of those tackles came behind the line of scrimmage and he also added 6 sacks.

LB: Ebele Okakpu (Roswell) This UNC commit is the best senior LB prospect in the State. Blessed with tremendous athleticism and ability to flow to the football, Okakpu has great range sideline to sideline. Also one of the state's hardest hitters, the Roswell standout had 92 tackles and 9 for loss a year ago.

LB: Jonathan Davis (Tucker) This junior's transfer from St. Pius to Tucker was one of the biggest off season developments in GHSA. Davis is built low to the ground and has been a star since his freshman season. In leading the Lions to the semifinals a year ago, he raked in a remarkable 198 tackles while also rushing for close to 1000yds from his RB position.

LB: Julian Burnett (Westside-Macon) Yet another junior, Burnett controlled everything for the Seminole defense a year ago in his sophomore season. With over 180 tackles including a remarkable 130 solo tackles, good luck breaking free of this rising star's grip.

DB: Cameron Demps (Peachtree Ridge) A member of the defending State Champs, this Virginia Tech pledge had production in 2006 that's just hard to overlook. With 56 tackles and an incredible 8 interceptions, Demps has earned a spot on this pre-season All-State squad.

DB: Alfonzo Dennard (Wilcox County) Dennard truly does it all for Wilcox, rushing for 6 TD's a year ago as well as catching 45 balls and taking 12 of those for touchdowns also. He makes this team as a DB however, where he collected 53 tackles and 6 picks a year ago.

DB: Jamoris Slaughter (Tucker) The second Notre Dame commitment on our defense, Slaughter will be our enforcer in the secondary. Jamoris plays a physical brand of football but his speed and ability to change direction sets him apart. He raked in close to 70 tackles in 2006 to go along with 5 interceptions from his safety position.

DB: Brandon Boykin (Fayette County) This Georgia Bulldog commitment spends most of his time quarterbacking the Fayette County offense, but it's on defense where his true future lies and where he is most productive. Boykin has outstanding hips and can run with anybody on the football field. Collected over 60 tackles as a junior.

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