Georgia Football: Recruits and Commits Take to the High School Gridiron


The leaves are not turning, the air is not crisp, but for Georgia football fans, it’s time to watch Dawg  recruits and commits.

Related: Is a Georgia Top Five Recruiting Class Possible?

In a house somewhere on your block, a young man readies for the biggest day of his life. He counts down the minutes to that moment when he runs under the goal posts and before the home stands while the band plays “Glory”, “Fight”, or “Hail.”

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The humidity may be high and the sunsets are late, but it’s high school football time again in the state Dawgs love to run. Get off you middle age sized butt and go cheer hat kid on.

Dawg fans can not only cheer on their neighborhood gladiators, whispering, “I remember him when . . . , ” they can watch the future of Georgia football. And if they have sitting duty at home with grandpop they can still see Georgia high school football talent, the best in the nation, on television or through the internet.

“Yea, grandpop, they let the high schoolers play on TV now. How about that?”

Thanks to Georgia High School Football Daily, here are the games televised and on NFHS Television Network no die hard Dawg should miss.

On Friday at 5:45, Archer High School welcomes in Sandy Creek. For recruiting star power, Archer High is hard to beat. If you can’t get out to Lawrenceville, Fox Sports South will carry the game into your living room.

Archer features national number one 2016 wide receiver Kyle Davis,  2016 four star cornerback Dylan Singleton (5’11” 180) and 2017 number eight Georgia prospect, four star athlete Jamyest Williams (5’9″ 17).

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Saturday at 5:00 in the Lions Den in Suwanee, Peachtree Ridge High hosts last year’s AAA Tennessee Champion (14-0) Christ Presbyterian of Nashville.

The match up will feature the vaunted Peachtree Ridge seconday of Georgia target national number four safety Nigel Warrior, (5’11 188), 2017 top Georgia and national number five recruit cornerback DeAngelo Gibbs (6’2 204), Georgia cornerback commit  Chad Clay, (6’180″) and Louisville commit Baylen Buchanan (5’11” 188).

The dynamic Lion Secondary will face the returning passing tandem of  Christ Presbyterian quarterback Zack Weatherly (1,765 yards passing for 29 touchdowns) and wide receiver Joseph Richard. Both hold several mid-major Division I offers and are coached by head Christ Presbyterian head coach Ingle Martin, a former NFL quarterback . Tune to the NFHS Network to watch this game.

On Saturday at 8:45 on Fox Sports South, McEachern plays Tucker in the Georgia Dome as part of he Corky Kell Classic.

This game is a rematch of last season’s state quarterfinal won by McEachern when McEachern quarterback and Dawg 2017 commit Bailey Hockman (6’2″ 210) passed for 438 yards. Tucker averaged 43 points per game in 2014, but look for the defense to lead the way this season. Tucker brings three three-star recruits to downtown Atlanta to face a talented McEachern offense – junior linebacker Brian Strozier (6′ 230), senior linebacker and Louisville commit Tabarius Peterson  (6’3″ 238), and senior defensive end and South Carolina commit Cecil Stallings.

The interest for Bulldog fans is opposite the Tucker defense. McEachern quarterback Hockman is the 2017 national number two ranked 2017 quarterback. He will be throwing to Georgia recruiting targets 2017 four star wider receiver Tyler Smith (5’10” 167) and  2016 three star wide receiver Tyler Simmons.

When Hockman and the two Tylers are not on the field, Georgia fans can enjoy watching prized 2016 defensive line commit Julian Rochester (6’5″ 315.)

Savannah area fans can see of one of the top two athletes in the country when Savannah Christian Academy travels across town to play Jenkins High school. The game is broadcast in Savannah on WSAV.

Savannah Christian’s Demetrius Robertson (6’1 175) is a being sought by every football team in the country. His season was a short one last year, getting a late start due to eligibility issue. This year, Robertson will likely post national elite numbers.

Dawn of the Dawg is at the mercy of secondary sources for player availability and game times, so we advise everyone to check locally before hopping in the car. But it looks like a great start to the great spectacle called Georgia school football.