Top 10 Uncommitted 2014 College Football Recruits in State of Georgia
Georgia is annually rich with football talent. The game is a big deal within and around its borders, players play with passion and recruits usually have a good blend of size and speed.
This year is no different, as the Peach State has another outstanding crop of prospects. Several of the top players have made their commitments, but a large group of uncommitted prospects remains available on the recruiting trail.
This list is loaded defensively, with a defensive end and linebacker leading the way. Cornerback also is a key position, and an uncommitted defensive tackle is featured. Offensively, an uncommitted athlete could become a speedy running back at the next level.
Kendarius Webster, CB
Cornerback Kendarius Webster stands nearly 5'11" and weighs 177 pounds. He's a solid athlete who appears to play with deceptive strength in the secondary.
Webster, from Stockbridge in Georgia, has good instincts in coverage. He can press a receiver at the line, carry his man downfield and also flashes a surge to close on the ball when coming out of transition. Although he needs to work on his tackling, Webster possesses impressive ball skills on the perimeter.
Ole Miss, Georgia and Florida State are the favorites for the 3-star prospect, reports 247Sports.
Evan Berry, CB/ATH
Hailing from Creekside High School in Fairburn, Evan Berry is a 4-star Georgia native with great athleticism. He has spent a lot of time at quarterback, but receiver, safety or cornerback is where he will play in college.
The 5'11", 195-pounder has excellent quickness, suddenness and speed. He shows good hands to snatch passes with his mitts, attacks the ball at its highest point and can run by defenders to get to the end zone. Berry has good instincts on defense, can play several positions in the secondary and always looks to make a big play.
He is expected to sign with Tennessee, according to 247Sports.
Andrew Williams, DE
At 6'4" and 247 pounds, Andrew Williams is a 4-star defensive end who can really menace an offense. He is still learning how to use his mitts but has good athleticism, quickness and solid strength.
He shows an above-average surge to get upfield at the snap, flashes the ability to bend and convert speed to power to fight his way to the passer. Williams, who can play on both sides of the defensive edges, can set the edge versus running plays, but he shows even better range in pursuit.
Clemson is the favorite, says 247Sports.
Myles Autry, ATH
Although he could play cornerback in college, 4-star athlete Myles Autry likely will get an initial look as a running back or perhaps as a slot receiver.
Autry, who is 5'9" and 175 pounds, plays a little bigger than his size. He has a tough demeanor, flashes wiry strength and break tackles when defenders leak yardage after contact. Autry is a quicker-than-fast athlete with great elusiveness.
He can skate to and through alleys, dodge linebackers in the second level and also has good hands. Florida State, Ohio State and Oregon are his top schools, per 247Sports.
Dante Sawyer, DE
Dante Sawyer is a 4-star defensive end who can play on the strong-side due to his strength and power. He has the ability to routinely set the edge, anchor, shed and make stops against running plays sent directly at him.
Sawyer is 6'3" and probably weighs more than his listed weight of 240 pounds. More explosive defensive linemen can be had in this class, but Sawyer's ability to play at the point of attack and beat up blockers for four quarters can be valuable assets to a defense. He also is capable of playing defensive tackle in sub-packages .
South Carolina, Tennessee and Missouri are schools to watch, says 247Sports.
Wesley Green, CB
At 5'11" and 170 pounds, Wesley Green is a quicker-than-fast cornerback with solid technique, instincts and awareness.
Green has good strength to re-route receivers at the line, uses his loose hips to mirror their movements and has good short-area quickness to recover. He is disciplined in zone schemes, does a solid job of reading route combinations and flashes good range.
Green has a chance to be an effective corner in press-man, off-man and zone coverages. South Carolina and Georgia are slugging it out for the 4-star cover man, according to 247Sports.
D.J. Smith, CB
D.J. Smith is a 4-star cornerback who may be moved to safety in college. He has excellent athletic ability, moves gracefully around the field and has solid strength.
The 6'0" 191-pounder struggles with speedy receivers but has good quickness and instincts. He anticipates routes, is capable of playing well in trail-position and baits quarterbacks into making bad decisions on the perimeter.
Clemson and Tennessee are his favorites, per 247Sports.
Elisha Shaw, DL
A 4-star recruit, Elisha Shaw deserves a higher rating. He is a powerful 6'4.5", 295 pound defensive lineman who can play defensive end in a 3-4 scheme or defensive tackle in a 4-3 defense.
Shaw plays huge at the point of attack, as he can get off the ball quickly and use his heavy mitts to punch blockers. He sheds with strength, uses his arms to press blocks off of him and has the ability to anchor down and make a mess in the middle.
Shaw should become one of the top run-defenders in the SEC by the end of his sophomore season. Ole Miss, Georgia and Alabama are his main favorites, reports 247Sports.
Raekwon McMillan, LB
Raekwon McMillan is a 6'2", 242-pound beast in the middle. He fits best as an inside/middle 'backer and can really hinder an offense's rushing attack.
McMillan plays with great anticipation, finds the football immediately after the snap and attacks the line of scrimmage with explosiveness. He doesn't back down from lead blockers, strikes with power at the point of attack to shed and wraps up when he tackles.
McMillan has the quickness to scrape laterally, can get to the edges of the box and has good range. Ohio State, Clemson, Alabama, Georgia and Florida are the 5-star prospect's core schools, says 247Sports.
Lorenzo Carter, DE
Georgia's top uncommitted recruit is 5-star defensive end Lorenzo Carter, who attends Norcross High School. Carter is 6'5", weighs 232 pounds and has terrific athleticism and range for his position.
He displays impressive first-step quickness at the snap, can convert speed to power as a rusher and also can bend on the edges. Carter can finish on the passer thanks to a great closing burst, and he also has the skills to play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.
Versus the run, Carter is at his best when he can chase from the backside. Florida, Alabama and Georgia are all in he hunt, says 247Sports.
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