College Prospects to Watch Friday Night
*All rankings are 247 Sports Composite
Blessed Trinity Titans
Steele Chambers – 6-2, 215-pound, Senior. 4-Star. Ninth-ranked athlete in the nation. Plays RB and LB for the Titans. Committed to Ohio State in April over 28 other offers. Leads team with 632 yards rushing, 9.3 yards per carry average and 16 TD. Also has 5 TFL on defense. McFarlin: “Better person than player and he’s a great player. Similar to Jermaine Phillips.” Phillips starred at Roswell under McFarlin and then went on to star at Georgia and played for the Tampa Bay Bucs. Now Phillips is the Titans secondary coach.
J.D. Bertrand – 6-1, 215-pound, Senior. 4-Star. 16th-ranked outside linebacker in the nation. Plays Mike LB and FB for the Titans. Decommitted from Georgia last Friday after being committed to the Bulldogs for over a year. Immediately visited Florida over the weekend and picked-up an offer from the Gators. Also been offered by Wisconsin and TCU since his decommitment and has 12 total offers. Leads team in tackles and has seven TFL and three sacks. McFarlin: “Reminds me of Chris Reis.” Another former Roswell star who went on to star at Georgia Tech and then played for the New Orleans Saints.
Elijah Green – 5-10, 190-pound, Junior. 3-Star running back. Five offers including South Carolina, North Carolina and N.C. State. Unfortunately he’s missed most of the season with a fractured ankle. Titans hope to get him back for the final week of the regular season and if recent history holds true, that means Green could still end-up playing in six more games.
J.R. Bivens – 6-0, 250-pound, Senior. 2-Star Defensive End. Plays Nose Tackle for the Titans. Committed to Middle Tennessee in July over eight other offers. McFarlin: “Speed, strength and quickness are his specialties. We move him around a lot on the defensive line and he commands double teams freeing-up our linebackers to make tackles.”
Jake Smith – 6-1, 210-pound, Senior. Runs 4.5 40. Starting QB and Strong Safety. Rare quarterback that plays both ways. Completed 68 percent of his passes for 883 yards, six TD and no interceptions. Also has one of the team’s two interceptions. Great baseball player but also wants to play football, too, and McFarlin says where he gets that opportunity is where he will end-up. McFarlin: “Most under-recruited player in the state.” A lot of that has to do with the fact he plays baseball in the spring and summer rather than going to football combines. Georgia Tech was at practice last week to watch him. Yellow Jackets and Georgia Bulldogs both interested in him in baseball.
Flowery Branch Falcons
Coach Ben Hall says “we’ve got a lot of great high school football players but no blue-chippers like many of the programs we play.” The Falcons do have some younger players that will likely end-up in the recruiting process like junior QB Elijah Gainey, who is 6-3, 220-pounds. Sophomore tailback Jay Ellingham and the junior twin brothers’ combination of linebacker Chandler Dial-Watson and free safety Chase Dial-Watson. Their dad Chezley is the Falcons first-year varsity basketball coach. They also play hoops.
So should be another great Football Friday in Georgia! Join us from Falcon Field Friday night. Our coverage starts at 7 p.m. on GPB.