Live, On Air, and Online: Georgia Bulldog Recruits & Commits On Display


Georgia Bulldog recruits and commits are on view this weekend on TV and online. But, if you can get to Archer High in Lawrenceville Saturday, go and wear red.

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Buses have rolled students to school and back home for two weeks. Now it’s time to get down to the serious business of bus transportation.

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This weekend, big yellow caravans will criss-cross at state highway junctions all over Georgia loaded with football players, bandsmen – both boys and girls – and cheerleaders. Chaperons will smile and roll their eyes at the adolescent chatter and all the windows will be down to take in the humid Peach State air at 45 miles an hour.

A few of these football players will play in college, and Georgia fans can get a glimpse of the future while backing their local heroes.

But if you are stuck at home finishing that deck before the Labor Day cookout, you can steal a few minutes and peek in on some high school football. Harness the power of television and the miracle of the internet to catch of glimpse of the talent coveted by big time football programs around the Nation

The weekend’s feature matchup goes coast to coast on ESPNU as Peachtree Ridge rolls down highway 20 in Gwinnett County to challenge Lawrenceville’s Archer on Saturday at 7:00.

Archer’s dynamic offensive trio of 2016 four star offensive tackle E.J. Price (6’ 6” 311), 2016 five star and national number one wide receiver Kyle Davis, and four star national number one athlete (running back) Jamyest Williams (5’9 170) , attacks a Peachtree Ridge defense featuring a horde of future Division 1 prospects defending it’s back third.

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Georgia commit Chad Clay 6’0” 180) and Louisville commit Baylen Buchanan (5’11” 188) will line up at the corners for Peachtree Ridge along side four star and number 3 national safety Nigel Warrior (5’ 11” 188).

All three of these 2016 defensive backs will play at big time football schools next year. However, the grand prize in this defensive backfield is 2017 recruit Deangello Gibbs. The 6 2” 205, Gibbs is the composite number one 2017 player in the state of Georgia sand the number two cornerback in the country. Gibbs is believed to be a strong Georgia lean, but it is early.

If Peachtree Ridge doesn’t showcase enough defensive backfield talent to satisfy you, Archer also brings elite defensive talent to the game. Four star 2016 Duke commitment Dylan Singleton, the seventh best safety in the nation, and Isaiah Pryor, the 2017 number two national safety prospect will defend for Archer. Pryor is an Ohio State commitment.

So, yes, playing in the Peachtree Ridge-Archer contest will be the second best safety and second best cornerback in the class of 2017, along with the 2016 national number three safety, and, just for good measure, the seventh best 2016 safety in the country. That’s a pretty powerful wow factor.

If the Bulldogs can nail down the signatures of Price and Davis along with Clay’s, there will be clogging and hip hopping from Rabun Gap to Tybee Light. Taking long shot Nigel Warrior away from Tennessee would be sweet, as would stealing Buchanan from Louisville, which is possible. But early commitments from 2017’s Gibbs and Williams, another early Bulldog lean, would have Dawg Fans dancing on the ceiling.

Whatever your high school loyalty, if you score a ticket to this contest, wear red with a G and be loud.

While no other games available on TV or though the NFHSnetwork (online) have the star power of Saturday night’s Peachtree Ridge – Archer match up, there are some opportunities to catch other future Bulldogs commitments and recruits.

Two 2017 recruits square off in Forsyth as Jackson High School’s four star cornerback Michail Carter leads the Red Devils against Mary Persons and 2017 four star defensive end Malik Herring. The game is available on the NFHSnetwork on Friday at 7:30.

Braylon Sanders (6’2 175) , a class of 2017 three star wide receiver, welcomes B.E.S.T. Academy to Hogansville tonight, Thursday, at 6:30. Watch it on the NFHSnetwork.

And finally, Clarke Central’s JaQua Daniels (6’1 209), a 2016 Bulldog hopeful, makes the hour trip up state highway 172 to face Hart County on Friday at 7:15 p.m.

If you follow the Gladiators to Hartwell, take the longer route up highway 29 and stop just north of Danielsville for some Zeb’s Bar-B-Que. Leave the house early, you don’t want to miss your refill of stew. Make sure you git plinty before heading on to Hartwell. Again, if you must, the NFHSnetwork has your ticket.

Find all Georgia high school football TV and online viewing opportunities in the Georgia High School Football Daily. Sign up for the daily email service; it is excellent.

On the way home after the game, watch out for the school buses and keep the kids safe. Anytime everyone gets back home, it’s a good trip. Count and see how many counties, cities, and schools are represented in the big yellow caravans. Find the bus from the farthest distance and you win . . . no, you don’t get anything, you just win.

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