Twenty-five former Georgia high school football players have been invited to the scouting combine to be held Feb. 26-March 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Georgia’s representation is tied for third most with California and trails Florida (51) and Texas (31), according to NFL.com. Ohio is next with 20. There are 338 invitees overall.
Today, we’ll take a look at Clemson’s Austin Bryant, who played at Thomas County Central:
Austin Bryant, Clemson, 6-6, 280. DE, Thomas County Central, Pavo: Played in Clemson’s defensive line rotation for his entire career. He finished with 153 tackles, 35 tackles for losses, 20 sacks, 32 quarterback pressures in 1,807 defensive snaps over 51 career games. He made 29 starts. “Very proud of him,” Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables told The State (Columbia, S.C.) recently. “He’s the quietest of that group, but he’s had a great year and takes a back seat to nobody. He’s been a great leader,” Venables said. “He’s ultra successful. He’s worked incredibly hard along the way. He may not be talked about outwardly outside of our football building, but inside we have great appreciation for Austin and all he’s done.”
Here are the other players with Georgia connections, who have been invited to the combine:
CB - Blace Brown, Troy - Cherokee
DE - Austin Bryant, Clemson - Thomas County Central
OL - Chuma Edoga, USC - McEachern
QB - Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State - Richmond Hill
WR - Terry Godwin, Georgia - Callaway
OL - Donnell Greene, Minnesota - Kell
LB - Terez Hall, Missouri - M.L. King
WR - Mecole Hardman, Georgia - Elbert County
CB - Montre Hartage, Northwestern - Crisp County
RB - Elijah Holyfield, Georgia - Woodward Academy
OL - Mitch Hyatt, Clemson - North Gwinnett
DL - Darryl Johnson, North Carolina AT&T - Camden County
OL - Tyler Jones, N.C. State - Stephenson
LB - Tre Lamar, Clemson - Roswell
DE - Jonathan Ledbetter, Georgia - Tucker
WR - Jakobi Meyers, North Carolina State - Arabia Mountain
TE - Isaac Nauta, Georgia - Buford (graduated from IMG Academy, Florida)
DL - Dontavius Russell, Auburn - Carrollton
WR - Darius Slayton, Auburn - Greater Atlanta Christian
DE - Montez Sweat, Mississippi State - Stephenson
LB - D'Andre Walker, Georgia - Langston Hughes
DB - Ken Webster, Mississippi - Stockbridge
CB - Rock Ya-Sin, Temple - Southwest DeKalb
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