Make That Kid An Offer Nominees: Week of October 17
Kyle Vaka, Johns Creek, WR, JR
Vaka is a 6’1 175 LBS two-year starting junior wide receiver at Johns Creek High School. He currently has 29 catches for 463 yards and three TD’s. Vaka has made multiple trips to Clemson and Vanderbilt and is heading to Rice later this month. Some of his football accolades include: 2021 GA Elite Classic Participant, 2021 GACA All Star Game Participant and the only junior on Gladiator Football Leadership Council. Off the field, he is a 4.0 student and a participant of FCA.
Ryan Jenkins, Westover, DE/OLB, JR
Jenkins is a 6’4 205 LBS junior defensive end and outside-linebacker at Westover High School. His football stats in six games include: 36 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, eight sacks, one blocked field goal, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one defensive touchdown. He has been awarded Player of the week awards from WALB News and Farm Bureau. Jenkins currently has one offer from Marshall but is looking for more attention and exposure from other schools.
Zeke Clanton, Lanier Christian Academy, RB, SO
Clanton is a 5’7 165 LBS sophomore running back at Lanier Christian Academy. In his freshman season, he rushed for over 1,500 yards and had 30 TD’s with over 1800 all-purpose yards. In six games this year, he has over 600 rushing yards and 13 TD’s. In both his freshman and sophomore season he has averaged around eight yards per carry. Last year as a freshman he was named GAPPS All-State RB and was invited to FBU's TopGun Camp in Naples, Florida.
Kendrick McDaniel, Ola, DT, SR
McDaniel is a senior varsity defensive tackle at Ola High School. He is known as being a disruptive force in the backfield and has produced an impressive resume since playing with the Mustangs. He has accumulated 12 sacks and a total of 121 tackles from his defensive tackle position. McDaniel has achieved all this success while overcoming the loss of his father at a very early age. He is active in the community and is a well rounded student.
Miada Jones, Norcross, C/T, SR
Jones is a 6’3 290 LBS senior corner and tackle at Norcross High School. He has a 76 inch wingspan, max bench: 405, Squat: 550, Clean: 315, and Reps of 225: 20. Jones currently has offers from Morgan State, Morehouse, Alabama State, Stetson University, Norfolk State and Valdosta State. His football accolades include: GACA All-State, 2nd Team All-County and 1st Team All- Region.
Chris Roper, Adairsville, ATH, SR
Roper is a 5’11 190 LBS senior athlete at Adairsville High School. He has a career total of 1,416 rushing yards, 139 carries and 29 total TD’s. Roper plays multiple sports outside of football including: baseball and basketball. Some of his sports awards include: 2022 6AAA All Region Offense and Defense(2022), 6AAA All Region Baseball(2021) and 2022 DTN Athlete of the Year.
Hakem Hodges Jr., Dutchtown, RB, SR
Hodges Jr. is a 5’9 180 LBS senior running back at Dutchtown High School. He runs a 4.35 40 yard dash, has 1,767 total rushing yards, 300 carries and 13 total TD’s. Hodges Jr. also participates in Track & Field - his 100m is 10.8 sec, 200m is 21.92 sec and long jump regional and state is 22.6ft. Outside of sports, he maintains a 3.6 GPA.
Ayden Jackson, Walton, CB/WR, SR
Jackson is a 5’11 175 LBS senior cornerback and wide receiver at Walton High School. His football stats include: 15 receptions for five touchdowns in 382 yards and three kick returns for 64 yards with two interceptions and nine tackles. Off the field, Jackson has 3.0 GPA, enjoys playing video games and watching movies.