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Georgia Commit Shines in Final Spring Scrimmage

By Barry Every
SouthernPigskin.com
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Reigning State Champion Homerville (Ga.) Clinch County hosted high scoring Region 1-A power Pelham (Ga.) in this much anticipated matchup of contrasting offenses.

Homerville, Georgia – Two of the top GHSA-A (Public) schools in the Peach State squared off in the annual end of the year spring scrimmage this past Friday Night. Reigning State Champion Homerville (Ga.) Clinch County hosted high scoring Region 1-A power Pelham (Ga.) in this much anticipated matchup of contrasting offenses.

The Panthers prevailed in the three quarter varsity scrimmage by the margin of 14-6, while the JV squad squeezed out a 6-0 win in their one quarter of action.

One thing was blatantly evident and Georgia fans should be feeling a bit giddy about their latest commit from south of the gnat-line. Trezman Marshall proved to be a man among boys in the Panthers stout defensive performance versus Pelham (Ga.). Marshall led all tacklers with nine stops, two TFL’s and one sack in just three quarters of play.

Below are some of the top performers as seen by SouthernPigskin.com Recruiting Analyst, Barry Every. Players are listed in alphabetical order by school.

Key returnees out of action for the final scrimmage included prolific junior signal caller Kendrick Patterson of Pelham as well a two-way standouts Darius Dorsey and Craig Harris of Clinch County.

Pelham

Jordan Bennett, WR, 5-11/195 (2020)

Comments: Unfortunately the Hornet passing attack was hampered with rising junior signal caller Kendrick Patterson being held out of the scrimmage. But that didn’t stop Bennett from making the two most acrobatic receptions in the contest. He finished the scrimmage with two catches for 41-yards; the first was off a bang-bang deflection while the other was a one handed snag in heavy coverage along the boundary. Bennett has good top end speed and displayed strong hands and concentration. He currently possesses no offers, but that could change soon as the potential slot receiver sports a 3.6 GPA and has already attained an 1120 on the SAT.

Malik Mango, ILB/FB, 5-10.5/220 (2019)

Offers: Jacksonville

Comments: Mango did double duty playing inside linebacker and fullback throughout the entire scrimmage. He is a powerfully built athlete with good straight ahead speed for his size. Defensively he recorded five tackles which included a massive stick on an inside run. He also showed the ability to bounce it outside on a 17-yard run while also catching one pass. Mango could project as an old-fashioned slobberknocker inside backer or a fullback at the next level. He is a two-time stand out in the shot put winning the State Title in 2016 and coming in third this past season.

Treun Pace, WR/CB, 6-0/185 (2019)

Offers: Ball State, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Liberty, South Alabama and Troy along with 10 FCS offers.

Comments: His main task on the evening was keeping 6-foot-7 junior wideout Jeremiah Johnson in check, a task he accomplished. On the night he recorded two tackles and an interception while keeping Johnson hapless on three targets. His run stooping hit in the second quarter brought the Hornet bench alive as the impact echoed through the stadium. Even more impressive was his acrobatic interception where he did his best impression of a contortionist. Pace is one of the hottest prospects in South Georgia and if college coaches can project him as a big cornerback his stock will go through the roof. He is a versatile athlete that could play on either side of the ball.

Davion Rhodes, DE/OLB, 6-2/215 (2021)

Comments: Without a doubt the most physically impressive looking prospect on the Pelham squad. Rhodes plays defensive end but could project as a 3-4 OLB at the next level. With three years of high school still to left, who knows how big he can get? Rhodes plays with good pad level and showed the athleticism to chase plays down from the backside. As a freshman he was third on the team in tackles while leading the Hornets in TFL’s with 11. Though he has no offers at this time he must be considered one of the top 2021 prospects in South Georgia.

Darrell Starling, ATH, 6-1/190 (2020)

Offers: UAB

Comments: Starling is the glue that keeps the Hornets together. On the evening he played quarterback and a hybrid safety/linebacker position. Offensively he projects as a big receiver, but it was the defensive side of the ball where he made his mark on this evening. Starling finished with six tackles and one PBU. Most impressive was his ability to chase ball carriers all over the gridiron and his quickness blitzing off the edge. He possesses good length, top end speed and a frame that easily hold another 25 pounds of muscle mass. He could project as a strong safety or outside linebacker at the next level.

Clinch County

Trezman Marshall, ILB/ATH, 6-1/230 (2019)

Offers: Georgia Commit

Comments: Let’s get the drama out of the way! When healthy this is the best football prospect in Georgia for the class of 2019. In three quarters of action, all on defense, Marshall led the Panthers with nine tackles, two TFL’s and one sack. But even more impressive was the fear he placed in the hearts of the inexperienced opposing quarterbacks. The potential college inside linebacker already possesses the ideal size for the position at the next level. Marshall has incredible closing speed and showed excellent lateral movement chasing down one of the Pelham signal callers near the boundary. The three-sport star also excels in basketball and came in second at the GHSA State Championship in the shot put. Longtime Florida State Assistant Coach Jim Gladden would have labeled this young man the supreme tush hog.

Tyler Morehead, RB/ATH, 5-10/175 (2021)

Comments: This should be a new name to most recruitniks. Last season as a freshman Morehead played almost entirely on the defensive side of the ball, but he is now being incorporated into the traditional Panther single-wing rushing attack. On the evening he carried the ball eight times for just over 100 yards and two touchdowns, there were only three offensive touchdowns scored all night. Morehead demonstrated the ability to stick his foot in the ground and simply split defenders. He has very good top end speed and an impressive build. Look for him to have a breakout season this fall for Clinch County.

Dantonio Robinson, RB/SS, 5-8/190 (2019)

Offers: Alabama A&M

Comments: Robinson was being worked into the offensive rotation at quarterback in the Panthers single-wing attack, along with playing his normal safety spot. Though he lacks the ideal height for the safety position he more than makes up for that deficit with superior body structure. This is one rocked up dude that will lay the lumber. On the evening he carried the ball seven times for 53 yards while recording three tackles and one PBU. He most likely projects as a running back or a strong safety at the next level. This is one guy that doesn’t fear contact on either side of the ball.