Prime picking in the Peach State

Updated: July 30, 2003, 11:11 AM ET
By Tom Lemming | ESPN.com
ATLANTA -- I wasn't sure what I would find on my trip to Georgia. Well, there were big stars popping up everywhere. It's a very good year for talent in Georgia. In fact, there are good players at nearly every position.

Thomas Brown (5-10, 185) from Tucker is the best running back in Georgia and one of the top 10 backs in the country. Brown is a muscular kid with great feet, good size who runs with power. The combination of speed, strength and balance makes him difficult to bring down. He has been offered by everyone from Florida State to Notre Dame, Miami and Georgia. Brown decided to stay home and committed to Georgia.

Brad Lester (5-11, 175) from Lilburn Parkview is the second top running back in Georgia. He rushed for 1,650 yards last year. Lester has good vision, speed and cutting ability Lester committed to Auburn.

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