- Kipp Adams, Reporter, RecruitingNation
Friday night marks the beginning of the high school football state playoffs in Georgia, and there are several University of Georgia commitments and targets competing in hopes of bringing home a championship to their respective school. Here is a rundown of which prospects are still playing football in the Peach State.
Camden County (10-0) has outscored its opponents 549-60, including 117-0 in the last two games. Class of 2013 quarterback Brice Ramsey, a Georgia commitment, is 66 of 102 passing for 1,053 yards and 15 touchdowns, with only two interceptions. He also has rushed for four touchdowns, kicked a 57-yard field goal, and put 48 of his 64 punts into the end zone. Camden County will host North Cobb (5-5). ... Colquitt County (8-2) will host East Coweta (7-3), with the Packers being 7-2 in the playoffs under coach Rush Probst. Tight end Ty Smith, a Georgia commit, leads the team with 32 catches for 474 yards and five touchdowns. ... A pair of preseason championship favorites will square off in the first round on Saturday when Lowndes (7-3) plays against Stephenson (9-1) at Hallford Stadium. Lowndes features do-everything athlete Josh Harvey-Clemons, a Georgia target who can play quarterback, wide receiver and safety, but will most likely be an outside linebacker at the next level. On offense, Harvey-Clemons has 159 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, with 144 yards receiving and one touchdown. On defense, Harvey-Clemons has 105 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions. ... Martin Luther King (10-0) will host Coffee (5-5) at Hallford Stadium Friday night, and the Lions are coming off a thrilling 50-49 win over Stephenson in which wide receiver Blake Tibbs had a performance for the ages. Tibbs, a Georgia commitment, had nine catches for 166 yards and four touchdowns, but it was his 82-yard kickoff return that won the game for M.L. King with only 16 seconds on the clock. Tibbs has caught 53 passes for 782 yards and 14 touchdowns for the year. Linebacker Kenderius Whitehead has 80 tackles, 14 sacks and 14 other tackles for losses, one for a safety, so far this year. ... Newnan (5-5), which features junior Georgia commitment Tray Matthews at safety, squeaks into the playoffs and will travel to Valdosta (8-2) to take on the Wildcats. ... Walton (10-0) is set to host Milton (4-6) tonight, with 2013 offensive lineman Brandon Kublanow, a Georgia target, being a big reason for the Raiders success on offense. Walton has averaged almost 39 points per game, and Kublanow has helped pave the way for 2013 running back Tyren Jones rushing for 1,657 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Sprayberry (5-5) at Tucker (10-0): Tucker features Georgia OLB target Josh Dawson.
Tri-Cities (8-2) at Alcovy (6-4): Tri-Cities has 2013 offensive line target Shamire Devine.
Butler (8-2) at Sandy Creek (10-0): Georgia recently offered Sandy Creek wide receiver Jaquay Williams, who is currently committed to Auburn.
Worth County (5-5) at Peach County (9-1): Peach County wideout Demarcus Robinson, a Georgia target, could be the top receiver in Georgia for next year.
Westminster (6-4) at Callaway (7-3): Tight end Ricky Parks is currently committed to Auburn but is considering a visit to Georgia.
Temple (6-4) at Buford (10-0): Georgia has been all over linebacker Buford Dillon Lee since the arrival of inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti. He is part of a stacked defense that has allowed less than five points per game.
Cook (6-4) at Pierce Co. (8-2): Pierce County athlete Quayvon Hicks is a standout on both sides of the ball, but is slated to start out at fullback when he arrives at Georgia.
Elbert Co. (9-1) at Pepperell (7-3): Elbert County junior running back Tyshon Dye, a Georgia target, has run for 1,275 yards and 17 touchdowns this year.
Mount Paran Christian (7-3) at Eagle's Landing Christian (9-1): Eagles Landing Christian Academy is home to two of the more versatile talents in Georgia for the 2013 class. Isaac Rochell, a Georgia target, stars at defensive end and offensive tackle for the Chargers, and standout running back Keyante Green has a chance to run for 5,000 yards and make 500 tackles in his high school career.
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