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 Today, we recap the latest recruiting news with a look at which big names recently made their college decisions. Also, we continue breaking down the 2014-16 GHSA reclassification with a look at Regions 5-8 in Class AA. 

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

By Alex Ordu
Swinney chooses Ole Miss; Kamara will transfer to Tennessee


One of the state's top running backs, Eric Swinney of Sandy Creek, committed to Ole Miss over Auburn and Tennessee, among others, on May 16.


Mill Creek quarterback Daniel David committed to Appalachian State on June 18. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder

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also reported offers from Mercer, Navy and Georgia State among others. His father, Drew David, was a quarterback at Cairo High School and played on special teams for UGA from 1991-94.


Ex-Alabama RB and Norcross High School standout Alvin Kamara recently committed to Tennessee via his Twitter account. Kamara is currently enrolled at Hutchinson Junior College and will be able to play at Tennessee for the 2015 season. Kamara signed with Alabama out of high school, but transferred after the 2013 season.


Wheeler WR Harland Howell committed to Georgia Tech over Boston College, Memphis and Marshall. Harland chose Georgia Tech because of the location, education and the chance for his family to watch him play.


Wide receiver Keyston Fuller of Griffin recently committed to Duke. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound athlete chose Duke over Auburn, Clemson, Georgia and Georgia State, amongst others.


Athlete Julian Jones of Westlake committed to Arkansas State. The multi-positional athlete plays quarterback, linebacker and tight end. He chose Arkansas State over Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Jacksonville State and Louisville, amongst others.


Six-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker from Greater Atlanta Christian, Paul Carothers, recently committed to play collegiate football for the Navy.


TJ Rahming, a 3-star wide receiver, has committed to Duke. Rahming is a part of a loaded McEachern squad that has a lot of talented players.


Rising Harrison senior Lorenzo Nunez recently committed to South Carolina. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound quarterback is ranked as the state's top prospect at his position.


Dual-threat quarterback Jakobi Meyers of Arabia Mountain committed to play collegiate football at Kent State.


Offensive Tackle Jeremiah Theus of Bolles (Fla.) committed to Georgia Southern recently. He chose Georgia Southern over offers from Charlotte, Cincinnati, FIU and Georgia State, amongst others.


Mays Tight End Aaron Cochran committed to Louisville. The 6-foot-3 inch 250-pound tight end chose Louisville over Memphis, Tennessee State, Western Kentucky, and Hampton, amongst others.


Alexander running back Mikell Lands-Davis committed to Georgia Tech recently. He chose Tech over UNC, N.C. State, and Clemson. Lands-Davis preferred Georgia Tech due to its location and his relationships with some current Yellow Jackets.


Sage Hardin, a 6-foot-6, 260-pound offensive lineman is commit number 14 for UGA's 2015 recruiting class. The 3-star recruit from Marist chose UGA over UVA, Tennessee, Miami, and Georgia Tech, among others.


Kids & Pros brings two camps to Gwinnett



Former Atlanta Falcons Linebacker, Buddy Curry, in conjunction with Kids & Pros  Inc., and the Ingram Family and Donors, will host a free Youth Football Day in Gwinnett at Rhodes Jordan Park, Saturday, July 19 from 9 - Noon in memory of a very special young man with a passion for football, Brian Ingram.


The Kids & Pros Gwinnett Clinic is being offered free of charge to youth in the area, due to special funding by the Ingram family and their donors, in memory of Brian. 


"We wanted to do something in my brother's memory that supported his loves of football and working with children," said Liz Stiebel, Brian Ingram's sister.   

"Since Brian was a camp counselor, we thought this would be a wonderful tribute to him, to donate to Kids & Pros in his memory, to have his legacy live on, and help kids in need have the opportunity to attend a camp this summer."  


The donation the Ingram family is making to Kids & Pros will support this Gwinnett clinic, as well as provide camperships to kids in need to attend a football camp in metro Atlanta over the next year. To learn more about Brian or to make a donation to his fund, please visit his page at:


In addition to the clinic, there will also be a free parent information session open to all Gwinnett County youth recreation and school coaches and parents interested in learning more about the following: the impact as a coach as a role model, character building through football and cheerleading, equipment fitting, concussion avoidance, and Heads Up FootballSM (the steps of proper football tackling technique and other skills to avoid injuries).


Former NFL players will be on hand to help lead the drills and the sessions at the clinic.  The clinics are brought to the city of Lawrenceville, compliments of the Ingram family and their donors, and supported in part by the Central Gwinnett High School Football program and Gwinnett Parks and Recreation. 


Curry, a USA Football Master Trainer, incorporates safe tackling techniques from USA Football's Heads Up FootballSM  program into his clinics along with life skill lessons.  The safe, non-contact football instruction teaches campers, parents and coaches the right way to play and how to avoid injuries, like concussions.


Space is limited for this event; athletes and parents interested in the event must RSVP on the Kids & Pros website by July 17, 2014 at; under the camps and clinics tab






Kids & Pros, Inc. is a non-profit organization, started in 2002 by former Atlanta Falcons Bobby Butler and Buddy Curry in order to teach character and skills through athletics. Through its unique football experience and combination of athletics and wellness education, the organization now provides weekly youth football camps, clinics and football safety training across the Southeast. 


Kids & Pros is an official LICENSED PARTNER OF HEADS UP FOOTBALL. For more information on Kids & Pros, Inc., please log onto our website at , follow us on twitter @kidnpros, or connect with us on Facebook at Kids & Pros, Inc.


By Craig Sager II
Class AA sees shifts in Regions 5-8


Class AA was shrunk from 66 football teams to 57 through the 2014-16 GHSA reclassification and Regions 5-8 saw some big changes. Region 5 went from a nine-team region to just six this year. Jordan, Kendrick and Spencer were all classed up into Region 2-AAA.


In Region 6-AA, the region actually grew in size from a season ago. Westminster moved up to Region 4-AAA, but BEST Academy, Holy Innocents', KIPP Atlanta and Pace Academy were brought into the now eight-team region.


Region 7-AA added Darlington but lost Morris Innovative (Region 6-A), Murray County (Region 6-AAA) and Pepperell (Region 5-AAA).


The only minor change out of Region 8-AA was Jefferson, which classed up into Region 8-AAA. 





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