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Prospect Review: October 13th

By Barry Every
SouthernPigskin.com
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A look at the top recruits from this past Friday.

Northside-Warner Robins (6-2)

Cory Munson, 6-2/170, K/P (2019) – Most analyst don’t come into a contest expecting the kicking specialist to be the top college prospect on their respective team. Well, that simply may be the case with Munson. On the night he connected on two of three field goals, with a long of 59-yards. That monumental boot, with just over one-minute remaining in the game, sent the critical Region1-AAAAAA matchup into overtime. His lone miss on the evening occurred less than three minutes prior his heroics, from the same distance. Through eight games the lead-footed Phenom has already made 15 of 20 field goal attempts, while averaging over 42-yards per punt. College coaches looking for a possible combo-kicker in the 2019 cycle should put Munson on their wish list.

Sleeper: Alijah McGhee, 6-2/180, CB (2018) – This is the first season that McGhee is getting the opportunity to be a full-time starter, last year’s Northside squad was extremely senior dominated. What physically stands out about the lengthy cornerback is the fact that he may actually be the tallest defender for the Eagles. McGhee definitely has the coveted size to attract college attention, but has yet to pick up his first FCS or FBS offer. He has a smooth backpedal and can gobble up chunks of real estate with his long strides. Versus Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County he recorded three tackles giving with 40 stops on the season, which is third on the team. His size will allow him to also project as a safety at the next level. And if college recruiters are wondering, his grades are in order as he boasts a 2.9 GPA and a 960 on the SAT.

Lee County (8-0)

Quin Geer, 6-1/210, ILB (2018) – Geer, aka The Hammer, has been a welcome addition to the Trojan family. The transfer from Johns Creek (Ga.) has taken over leadership responsibilities for the Lee County defensive unit. In the 16-13 overtime thriller over Warner Robins (Ga.) Northside he paced the Trojans with 11 tackles and one TFL. Geer has absolutely no bad body weight, and a frame that can easily hold another 20-pounds of muscle mass. He demonstrated excellent lateral movement and the recovery speed to chase plays down from behind. No play was more impressive than his touchdown saving tackle on a double pass by Northside. At this time he has offers from Chattanooga, The Citadel, Mercer and Western Illinois. Geer has a couple of FBS schools staying in touch, but no mention of Air Force, Army or Navy – three schools that should be knocking on his door.

TJ Harris, 6-0/190, S (2018) – Harris is one of four senior Trojans verbally committed to FBS schools, Troy. He did not disappoint in this nail-biter recording six tackles, one of which was in overtime and a jaw-breaking pass breakup which resulted in a fourth down. His affinity for contact make him the ideal candidate to play strong safety at the next level. Harris does a great job of deciphering run-pass, allowing to make plays near the line of scrimmage. Though he returns kicks for the Lee County Trojans, Troy will be looking to use his skill set as a headhunter on all coverage teams.

Griffin McDowell, 6-4/285, OT (2018) – For most of the evening Jace Orndorff, the Trojan signal caller, was able to sip tea while he surveying the Northside defense. McDowell, the left offensive tackle, did a tremendous job keeping pressure from his signal caller’s backside. He is a natural hip and knee bender that gets into his pass set quickly. McDowell is able to coordinate his hand fighting with his foot movements, like a martial artist. He has the lateral quickness to stay squared up on the pass rusher while also understanding the importance of winning the leverage battle. His size and athleticism will allow him to project at more than one O-line position in college. If I’m a Mississippi State fan, I’d be tickled pink with his commitment.

Otis Reese, 6-3/200, S/OLB (2018) – Reese is considered by many to be the crown jewel of South Georgia recruiting. His commitment to Michigan still leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of Georgia Bulldog fans. Why? Reese has incredible length, and a frame that will allow him to project at either strong safety or outside linebacker. He is a downhill striker that instills fear in his opponents and Reese could dislodge the ball on any given blow. Versus Northside he racked up nine tackles, three TFL’s and two sacks. His final tackle of the night, in overtime, resonated throughout Leesburg, Georgia like a tree being struck by lightning. Who’s to say whether he ends up in Ann Arbor? Signing day is more than three months away, which can seem like an eternity with SEC Schools still knocking at his door.

Ty Terrell, 5-11/185, WR (2018) – The Ball State commitment has been the most consistent receiver this season for Lee County. Terrell had more than half the total receiving yards for Lee County on the night, finishing with nine receptions for 150 yards and one score. Most of his yards were made after the catch, as he used his powerful leg drive to slip tackles. On the Trojan’s lone scoring drive in regulation, Terrell caught three passes for 70 yards. None was bigger than the 46-yard gain in which he somehow eluded several Eagle defenders along the sideline. Terrell most likely projects as a slot receiver in college, to take advantage of his powerful body structure and ability to make plays in traffic.

Sleeper: Griffin Carder, 6-4/290, OG (2019) – McDowell is not the only statuesque looking lineman for the Trojans. A name that recruiters need to put on their lists is Griffin Carder. Carder plays alongside McDowell at left offensive guard. He too, looks very adept while pass blocking, as he glides back into his pass set using his long arms to keep pass rusher at bay. Carder definitely passes the eyeball test, with long limbs and very little bad body weight. He will easily be able to house more than 300-pounds on his frame. Don’t be surprised if he is not the Trojan’s left offensive tackle next season.

Sleeper: Tavian Mayo, 5-11/175, CB (2019) – The one underclassmen defensive back from Lee County that all college recruiters need to know is Mayo. His thievery skills have already become legendary in Southwest Georgia. Though he was unable to pick off this past Friday evening, he was able to keep the Eagle receivers hapless for most the evening as they finished with only 83 passing yards on 19 attempts. Mayo is as smooth as silk in his backpedal and possesses hips on a swivel. This allows him to transition from backpedaling to running stride for stride with receivers. Technically the true cover corner can no longer be considered a sleeper as he picked up his first FBS offer this past week – Ball State.