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2019 South Georgia Player Rankings: V2.0

By Barry Every
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Major expansion takes place in Version 2.0 of the 2019 South Georgia Player Rankings.

Major expansion takes place in Version 2.0 of the 2019 South Georgia Player Rankings. The rankings increase from a Top 40 to a Top 50 with 20 new names, each new entry is bolded. Also some players see their recruiting stock rise with stellar junior performances.

One of the most prolific rushers in all of Georgia is Kevin Harris of Hinesville (Ga.) Bradwell Institute. Through the first seven games he has carried the ball 225 times for 1,358 yards and 14 touchdowns. Harris has accounted for 89% of the Tiger’s total rushing yards on the season. He currently has an offer from Tulane and makes his entry at #15.

Coming in at #18 is two-way standout Kalen DeLoach of Savannah (Ga.) Islands. As a sophomore he left his mark on the gridiron as a hybrid WR/TE, but he most likely projects as a linebacker in college. After burning up the summer camp circuit with impressive 40-times college coaches have begun to notice this football acumen. DeLoach has recently picked up offers from Georgia Southern, South Carolina and Western Kentucky.

Lineman are always a hot commodity on the recruiting front, as big bodies are hard to come by. One name that college recruiters need to put on their board is Griffin Carder of Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County. The left offensive guard has helped guide to the Trojans to an (8-0) start and the #1 ranking in GHSA-AAAAAA. Carder comes in at #24.

Right on his heels are a pair of Moultrie (Ga) Colquitt County Packers. Coming in at #25 is linebacker Rashard Revels. Through the first seven games he leads the Packers in tackles with 93 stops to go along with a whopping 17 TFL’s. He recently picked up an offer from Chattanooga, more are surely to come for this tackling machine.

Teammate Kamaar Bell makes his entry at #27. The massive offensive guard prospect actually plays left offensive tackle for the Packers. Bell’s size, strength and girth make him an ideal candidate to excel as a  run mashing guard at the next level.

Jesup (Ga.) Wayne County went (3-8) in 2016, but are off to a (5-1) start this season. Playing a huge roll in the turnabout from last season is running back MJ Fuller. At- 5-foot-8, 205-pounds Fuller is hard to see when he hits the line of scrimmage and then uses his powerful lower body to make yards after contact. Fuller makes his entry at #30.

Coming in at #31 is Dublin (Ga.) defensive end Steven Linton, who wasn’t even on the Fighting Irish roster last season. Last year Linton spent most of his time on the hardwood leading the Dublin Basketball squad to a (26-6) season with his high flying dunks. His athleticism has carried over to the gridiron as a defensive end, though he most likely projects as a lengthy outside linebacker.

Last season was an abomination for the Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County Wildcats. And though they are only off to a (3-4) start this season, they are much improved thanks to a youth movement. One of those underclassmen standing out offensively is Logan Berryhill who leads the Wildcats in receiving yards and touchdowns. The acrobatic receiver comes in at #32.

Rounding out the top 10 new entries are couple of Savannah (Ga.) Calvary Day standouts. Coming in at #35 is defensive end D’Quan Douse, who projects as an outside backer. Through the first six games of his junior season, Douse leads the Cavaliers in tackles with 45 to go along with 15 TFL’s. The Cavaliers are only rendering a measly 6.8 points per contest through seven games.

Some high school football players have to make positional sacrifices to help their team win games. Last season Jalen Leary played cornerback and running back for the Cavaliers. This season he has been forced to play middle linebacker, despite only being 5-foot-9, 175-pounds. He currently is second on the team in tackles and has already surpassed last season’s rushing total with 619 yards on the ground on just 73 carries.

What’s next to come with the Player Rankings? An early look at the top prospects in South Georgia for the class of 2020.