*Underrated: Cam’ron Lacy of Stephens County might be the classification’s best wide receiver (44 catches for 1,023 yards as a junior), but he’s slotted at defensive back here to get the best players on the field. He had 37 tackles, four interceptions and two forced fumbles from the secondary. He also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. He’s only 5 feet, 10 inches, if that, so Power 5 conference programs have been slower to chase. He’s committed to Middle Tennessee.
*What else is new: Calvary Day might’ve been the favorite to win Class A Private without reclassification. Instead, Calvary will make the big jump with four preseason all-state players and its most talented roster in history. QB Jake Merklinger and TE Mike Smith are top-125 national recruits among juniors. LB Troy Ford is committed to Central Florida, and DL Terry Simmons is committed to Duke.
Dual QB - Geimere Latimer, Sandy Creek, Sr.
Pro QB - Jake Merklinger, Calvary Day, Jr.
RB - Duke Watson, Mary Persons, Jr.
RB - Alan Jones Jr., Monroe Area, Sr.
WR - DeAndre Buchannon, Carver (Atlanta), Sr.
WR - Paul Davis, Hart County, Sr.
TE - Mike Smith, Calvary Day, Jr.
OL - Anthony Mareus, Dougherty, Sr.
OL - Kelton Smith, Carver (Columbus), Sr.
OL - Cayden Sweatt, Bremen, Sr.
OL - Max Thurston, Monroe Area, Jr.
OL - Barry Walker, Crisp County, Jr.
ATH - Kameron Davis, Dougherty, Jr.
PK - Jacob Brown, LaFayette, Sr.
DL - Adonijah Green, Cedar Grove, Sr.
DL - Darron Reed, Carver (Columbus), Sr.
DL - T.J. Searcy, Upson-Lee, Sr.
DL - Terry Simmons, Calvary Day, Sr.
LB - Troy Ford, Calvary Day, Sr.
LB - Jakyri Jones Monroe Area, Sr.
LB - Everett Roussaw, Cedar Grove, Sr.
LB - Whit Weeks, Oconee County, Sr.
DB - A.J. Brown, Crisp County, Sr.
DB - Kaleb Cost, Sandy Creek, Sr.
DB - Cam’ron Lacy, Stephens County, Sr.
DB - Kayin Lee, Cedar Grove, Sr.
P - David Mitchell, Crisp County, Sr.
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