The 2011 AJC Super 11 high school football players

Kenyan Drake, Hillgrove

● Position: RB

● Height, weight: 6-1, 195

● Class: Senior

● College choices: Committed to Alabama

● 2010 season wrapup: Rushed for more than 1,000 yards — including 170 in an upset of defending Class AAAAA champion Camden County in the playoffs – and caught 35 passes for a 10-3 team. He was second-team all-state.

● School’s first Super 11 since: Drake is the first.

● What’s interesting: Drake, whose February commitment was the first among Super 11 players, gave up baseball as a junior to run track. He would have regretted the decision — Hillgrove made the baseball state finals — except that Drake surprised himself by becoming the 100-meters champion of Cobb County and Region 4-AAAAA.

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Josh Harvey-Clemons, Lowndes

● Position: DB/LB/WR

● Height, weight: 6-4, 205

● Class: Senior

● College choices: Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, South Carolina

● 2010 season wrapup: Had more than 100 tackles and a team-leading 21 receptions for a 10-3 team. First-team all-state in Class AAAAA.

● School’s first Super 11 since: Ed Christian in 2009

● What’s interesting: An outstanding student, Harvey-Clemons is the nephew of three school principals or assistant principals in Lowndes County. He’s rated Georgia’s No. 2 prospect, and No. 39 nationally, by Rivals.

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Josh Holsey, Creekside

● Position: DB/WR

● Height, weight: 5-10, 175

● Class: Senior

● College choices: Committed to Auburn

● 2010 season wrapup: Caught 37 passes, 13 for touchdowns, and intercepted nine passes for an 8-3 team. He was first-team all-state in Class AAAA.

● School’s first Super 11 since: Eric Berry in 2006

● What’s interesting: Holsey, who has 4.4 speed, was recruited by top basketball schools, but gave up the sport after his junior year to focus on football. He and teammate Davion Tookes, who is committed to Virginia Tech, form one of the country’s best high school cornerback duos.

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Markuss Eligwe, Stone Mountain

● Position: LB

● Height, weight: 6-2, 215

● Class: Senior

● College choices: Committed to Florida State

● 2010 season wrapup: Had 121 tackles, 15 for losses, for a 6-4 team. He was second-team all-state in Class AAAA.

● School’s first Super 11 since: Eligwe is the first.

● What’s interesting: Eligwe’s recruitment became a Florida vs. Florida State battle. He said his desire to major in forensic criminology led to his April commitment to the Seminoles.

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Geno Smith, St. Pius

● Position: CB

● Height, weight: 5-11, 170

● Class: Senior

● College choices: Alabama, Auburn

● 2010 season wrapup: Two-way starter who rushed for 731 yards and eight touchdowns and had 41 tackles and seven interceptions for a 9-3 team. He was first-team all-state in Class AAA.

● School’s first Super 11 since: Smith is the first.

● What’s interesting: St. Pius had 21 players on college rosters last year, second-most among Class AAA schools, but most play at small schools, many known for academics. Smith, who is expected soon to choose between Auburn and Alabama, is the school’s top recruit since Phillip Rogers signed with Georgia Tech 20 years ago.

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Jordan Jenkins, Harris County

● Position: DL

● Height, weight: 6-3, 245

● Class: Senior

● College choices: Alabama, Florida, Georgia

● 2010 season wrapup: Had 84 tackles, 17 for losses, for a 3-7 team.

● School’s first Super 11 since: Jenkins is the first.

● What’s interesting: Jenkins is the only Super 11 with an offer from an Ivy League school. Harvard made an offer the same day as Florida and Georgia. He’s also Georgia’s only five-star recruit, according to Scout.

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Jarontay Jones, Stephenson

● Position: DL

● Height, weight: 6-3, 240

● Class: Senior

● College choices: Committed to Virginia Tech

● 2010 season wrapup: Had 87 tackles, including 13 sacks and 20 others for losses, for a 9-2 team. He was first-team all-state in Class AAAAA.

● School’s first Super 11 since: Marcus Ball in 2005

● What’s interesting: Jones is from Michigan and has family there, prompting some to think he would play for the Wolverines. He was close to committing to Florida, where teammates Mike Davis and Jafar Mann are headed, but preferred Virginia Tech’s 4-3 defense to Florida’s 3-4.

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Jonathan Jones, Carrollton

● Position: CB

● Height, weight: 5-10, 180

● Class: Senior

● College choices: Auburn, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State

● 2010 season wrapup: Had five interceptions, nine tackles for losses and 17 passes broken up for a state runner-up team. He was first-team all-state in Class AAA.

● School’s first Super 11 since: Laron Harrison in 1999

● What’s interesting: Jones is a track star who won the 110 high hurdles (14.02 seconds) and 300 intermediate hurdles (37.39) at the Class AAA meet as a junior.

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Dillon Lee, Buford

● Position: LB

● Height, weight: 6-4, 220

● Class: Senior

● College choices: Committed to Alabama

● 2010 season wrapup: Two-way starter who scored 10 touchdowns — eight as a receiver, two as a linebacker. He had 71 tackles, eight for losses, and five interceptions. He was first-team all-state for the Class AA champions.

● School’s first Super 11 since: Kolton Houston in 2009

● What’s interesting: Lee’s brother, Dallas Lee, is an offensive lineman at Georgia, but Dillon is committed to SEC rival Alabama.

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Jonathan Taylor, Jenkins County

● Position: T/DT

● Height, weight: 6-3, 305

● Class: Senior

● College choices: Committed to Georgia

● 2010 season wrapup: Four-year starter with nine sacks for a 2-8 team.

● School’s first Super 11 since: Taylor is the first.

● What’s interesting: Taylor is the No. 1-rated prospect in Georgia and No. 6 defensive tackle in the country, according to Rivals. Taylor and teammate James DeLoach committed to Georgia on the same day, June 13. The two have been close friends since middle school.

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Dalvin Tomlinson, Henry County

● Position: DE

● Height, weight: 6-3, 275

● Class: Senior

● College choices: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana

● 2010 season wrapup: Had 103 tackles, including seven sacks and 11 other tackles for losses, for a 6-5 team.

● School’s first Super 11 since: Markeith Ambles in 2009

● What’s interesting: Tomlinson is the two-time defending heavyweight wrestling champion in Class AA. He has won 115 consecutive matches. He has a 3.9 GPA. He’s dedicating this football season to his mother, Melinda, who passed away this summer.

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