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2019 South Georgia Player Rankings: V6.0

By Barry Every
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Expansion has taken place as the rankings increase from a Top 100 to a Top 120, with 20 new names added.

It’s been almost four months since the last Southern Pigskin 2019 South Georgia Player Rankings. Expansion has taken place as the rankings increase from a Top 100 to a Top 120, with 20 new names added. All new entries are bolded and assigned the acronym (NR) in the Last Ranking column.

The rankings are fluid and will be updated one more time prior to the second signing period in February. Being on this list does not guarantee success or a scholarship, as does not currently being on this list dictate that a prospect will not become a last minute priority.

All rankings are based on either in-person evaluation or film. Offers, or lack thereof at this time do not play a part in the rankings process. Size, speed, potential and production are just some of the criteria used in making the evaluations. The goal is to help expose as many kids from the South Georgia area to FBS and high level FCS schools as possible.

The highest new entry at #45 is offensive lineman Daniel King of Cairo (Ga.). At 6-foot-5, 270-pounds Kind could project as a right offensive tackle or guard at the next level. He is currently committed to Georgia Southern.

Right on his heels at #46 is Blackshear (Ga.) Pierce County athlete Dee Bethea. Bethea missed all of last season, thus falling off most college radars. I implore any FBS or FCS college looking for a jumbo athlete with incredible top end speed to evaluate his film. Through four games he has carried the ball 16 times for a whopping 331 yards and four scores. He has also caught eight passes for 211 yards and two scores. Oh Yeah, he finished third in the GHSA-AAA 100-meters as a junior.

Quitman (Ga.) Brooks County receiver Deion Fountain makes his entry at #56. Through six games this season he has caught 33 passes for 462 yards and 6 TD’s while adding 257 yards rushing and a trio of scores. Fountain is currently committed to Coastal Carolina.

Last season Trey Franklin led Warner Robins (Ga.) Houston County in solo tackles. He has since transferred to Warner Robins (Ga.) and is committed to Buffalo. Franklin enters at #72.

What a difference a year can makes! Last year Jesup (Ga.) Wayne County defensive end Patrick Rogers played at around 245-pounds. As a senior he weighs in at nearly 290-pounds and could possibly move inside at the next level. The #73-ranked recruit has verbally committed to The Citadel.

Another sleeper is Folkston (Ga.) Charlton County defensive end Daniel Mack who makes his entry at #79. The edge rusher has proven to be a terror in the backfield this season for the Indians. Though he has no offers at this time his projected position is usually one of the most coveted in all of college football.

Just up US-1 from Folkston, Georgia is Waycross (Ga.) Ware County inside backer Logan Braucht. He currently leads the Gators in tackles through six games. This field general has verbally committed to The Citadel. Braucht comes in at #83.

One of the fastest recruits in South Georgia is Davion Ross of Perry (Ga.). As a junior he recorded a 10.54 in the 100-meters. Through six games the Panther speedster has caught 41 passes for 697 yards and four touchdowns. He had a Kent State offer early on, but its’ been quiet of recent on the recruiting front. Ross makes his entry at #87.

Coming in at #91 is defensive tackle Kevonta Fanning of Columbus (Ga.) Spencer. Fanning has offers from Jacksonville State and Southeast Missouri State. True nose guards are usually a hot commodity the nearer we come to signing day, simply a hard body type to find.

Rounding out the Top 10 new entries at #95 is former running back Jalen Davis of Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County. Davis currently leads the resurgent Wildcats in tackles through six games with 48 stops. He has really come on his senior season and could see interest pick up once his midseason highlights circulate.

Can you still market yourself to college coaches? Most major colleges are basically done with their recruiting for the class of 2019. That being said colleges will know exactly where they stand once the December signing period ends. Let’s face it with players de-committing or coming up short academically doors could open.

With the regular season halfway through it’s time to start putting together a midseason highlight on HUDL. This does not mean simply combining all your single game highlights into one big highlight reel.

Pick your very top plays that show off your athleticism and football prowess. Basically, what is it that sets you apart from other players across the region and the state?

Keep your highlight around three to five minutes in length and please, please take the time to put your very best plays first. College coaches need to get a quick taste of your skills, if they like what they see early on in the highlight they will continue to watch and evaluate.