GAVSV Pre-Season All-State Team
Eric McLendon
Eric McLendon

Posted Aug 29, 2003


Football season officiall kicks off tonight, and The GAVSV takes a look at the top players in the state of Georgia heading into tonight's action.

The All-Classification GAVSV.com All State team was chosen as if I were taking a team to the Dome to take on the Florida All-Stars this week. Some players may be better college prospects, but these are the players that I have seen that I would want to go to war with.

At quarterback, A.J. Bryant is a lethal weapon. He has a lightning quick release and a 4.32 forty. Giving him weapons that he would have at his command on this team would be a scary proposition for opponents.

At running back, I would take two players that squared off in the state finals last year. Darius Walker of Buford and Brannan Southerland of GAC would form a combination reminiscent of the tandem that GAC rode to the state finals last year with Southerland and Micah Andrews. I feel Thomas Brown is the best running back in the state, but he is needed elsewhere.

At wide receiver, it starts will Calvin Johnson. This kid looks like he would be a star on the college level THIS year. Jermaine Allen of Americus had a monster season last year, and deserves to be on the All-State team. Demiko Goodman may be the better prospect than his teammate Derrell Stegall, but Stegall is the better player right now.

The offensive line is just plain scary. With Michael Brown, Courtney Abbott, Hamilton Holliday, Seth Watts, and Jeremy Ciulla, there is power, mobility and brains. A coach could run any offense with the group.

Will Judson would make this team returning punts, kickoffs, and blocking place kicks. He is lightning quick and would be a weapon on special teams.

This team gets even scarier on defense.

Defensive ends Charles Johnson and Brandon Miller are two of the best players in the country. They are not just raw prospects, they do it all for Hawkinsville and Miller County respectively.

At defensive tackle, Eric McLendon and Lorenzo Washington would form a pair of run pluggers that would be absolutely unblockable on the high school level.

The linebackers are strong and active. Travis Chambers of Chamblee would man the middle. He dominates on the high school level, and is tough as nails. Josh Johnson makes plays sideline to sideline, and Jae Thaxton is a difference maker when healthy.

Thomas Brown would be a starting corner. He is the bet running back in the state, but he is also the best corner in the state, and there is more depth at running back. Tristan Davis of Tri Cities would man the other side.

Michael Grant is the free safety on this team. He can make plays all over the field. Sure tackling and bone crushing hitter Eric Williams is the strong safety on this team.

Here is a complete break down of the Pre-Season GAVSV All-State Teams.

GAVSV 1st TEAM ALL-GEORGIA OFFENSE
POS Name School
QB A.J. Bryant Peach County
RB Darius Walker Buford
FB Brannan Southerland GAC
WR Calvin Johnson Sandy Creek
WR Jermaine Allen Americus
WR Derrell Stegall Newnan
OT Michael Brown Westlake
OG Courtney Abbott Westlake
C Hamilton Holliday Walton
OG Seth Watts Washington County
OT Jeremy Ciulla Kennesaw Mountain
KR/PR Will Judson Sandy Creek
   
GAVSV 1st TEAM ALL-GEORGIA DEFENSE
POS Name School
DE Charles Johnson Hawkinsville
DE Brandon Miller Miller County
DT Eric McLendon Vidalia
DT Lorenzo Washington Grayson
LB Josh Johnson Stephenson
LB Travis Chambers Chamblee
LB Jae Thaxton Hart County
CB Thomas Brown Tucker
CB Tristan Davis Tri-Cities
S Michael Grant Stephenson
S Eric Williams Metter

 

GAVSV 2nd TEAM ALL-GEORGIA OFFENSE
POS Name School
QB Alex Mortensen Landmark Christian
RB Brad Lester Parkview
RB Cedric Hodges Houston County
WR Ramarcus Brown Tri-Cities
WR Demiko Goodman Newnan
WR Bryant Anderson Centennial
OT Fred Roland Hephzibah
OG Frank Morton Southwest Dekalb
C Cameron Mayo Dalton
OG Robbie Elliot Towns County
OT Philip Browning Westminster
   
GAVSV 2nd TEAM ALL-GEORGIA DEFENSE
POS Name School
DE Darrell Robertson Jonesboro
DE Brandon Lang Tucker
DT Earnest Mitchell Newnan
DT John Hafferty Chattahoochee
LB Boston McConnell Northeast Macon
LB Gerald McRath McEachern
LB Zach Carter Harrison
CB Roger King Peach County
CB Chris Covington Brookwood
S Carlton Williams Valdosta
S Matt West Union County


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