Some of the state's top prospects will make their home in this region. This
region is one of five in the classification that will subdivide. The A subregion
is made up of Carver-Atlanta, Clarkston, McNair, South Atlanta, Southside,
Therrell and Towers. Blessed Trinity, Chamblee, Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Grady,
North Atlanta, Riverwood and Westminster comprise the B subregion.
McNair just missed the postseason
last year and should be the favorite in the A subregion. The team will
be anchored by possibly the best linebacking tandem in the state in seniors
Larry Harris (6-0, 190) and Fonterrian Ingram (5-11, 185).
Towers returns a wealth of talent and should give McNair a run. Seniors
Dervon Wallace (5-11, 165), Cimiyun Sullivan (5-11, 163) and Davion Harper
(6-0, 145) form a strong defensive secondary.
Southside and Clarkston have
some solid returning talent and could make a postseason run. Carver-Atlanta
is moving up after struggling in Class AA. Carver, Therrell and South
Atlanta won't figure in the playoff race.
The B subregion should come
down between Chamblee and Grady. Chamblee returns 16 starters and one
of the state's top running backs in Roddy Jones (5-10, 185), a four-star
prospect by scout.com.
Grady, which finished 13-1
in Class AA last season, moves up and should give Chamblee a run. Grady
features two of the region's more-exciting players in running back Dexter Barnett (5-10, 172) and quarterback Simeon Kelley (5-10, 160), who both
return for their senior seasons.
Blessed Trinity should also
figure in the postseason race after finishing 6-5 last year as well as
Westminster and Dunwoody. Both teams return a solid group of underclassmen.
North Atlanta is dropping down
after a 5-5 campaign in Class AAAA. Riverwood and Druid Hills round out