Make That Kid An Offer Nominees: Week of September 18
GPB Sports is looking for Georgia high school football players who are having a great season and career but who may need a little help getting noticed by recruiters. If you, or someone you know, doesn’t have an offer or may just be looking for a bigger offer, tell us your story. Send the details on what you've done over your career, along with your video highlights to GPBSports@gpb.org. If you’re selected we may feature you on our Football Fridays in Georgia Halftime Show Fridays at 7:30 pm on GPB.
Here are our nominees for the week of September 18, 2023.
Tyler Harrison, Roswell, ILB, JR
Tyler Harrison is a 6'1 200 LBS Junior Inside Linebacker at Roswell High School. Playing football since he was in the third grade, Harrison began as a QB before switching to LB. His time as a QB has helped him have a better understanding of the offense at his current position. Harrison calls the defensive plays for the team and holds his own as one of the strongest in the weight room. In his first four games, he has 37 solo tackles, five tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries. He was named Defensive Player of the Game after his stellar performance against Milton where he had 16 solo tackles, a team high. He runs a 4.65 40-yard dash. Harrison has a 3.8 GPA and takes Honors classes.
Jamontez Hines, Carver Atlanta, DE/OLB, SR
Jamontez Hines is a 6'2 190 LBS Senior Defensive End and Outside Linebacker at Carver Atlanta High School. As a high school senior and a standout defensive end, Hinez says he is leaving an undeniable mark on the football field. With an impressive tally of 27 total sacks, seven so far this season, he has proven to be a relentless force in disrupting opposing offenses. In 2022, Hines was named Team Defensive Lineman of the Year and Second Team All-Region, finishing the year with two defensive TD's and four forced fumbles. Beyond Hines' impressive talents, he says what truly sets him apart is his determination. Whether he's battling in the trenches or pursuing quarterbacks humbly, his dedication to the game is intense. As Hines begins to close out his high school football journey, he says he's not just chasing victories on the field but also seeking college offers to further his football career and academic pursuits. As a young dual athlete (plays basketball as well), he feels that he embodies the perfect blend of talent, grit, and ambition that recruiters are eager to find.
Ryan Graves, Cherokee Bluff, TE/DE, SR
Ryan Graves is a 6'3 235 LBS Tight End and Defensive End at Cherokee Bluff High School. While living in Florida, Graves got his introduction to the sport at the age of seven through flag football, before moving to Georgia where he played for the Junior Falcons out of Flowery Branch. Graves was a starter on his 7th and 8th grade teams, which were both undefeated and won the Hall County Championship two years in a row. Graves went into his freshman year at Cherokee Bluff listed at 6’2 195 LBS, he started several games for the region champions and received a Lineman of Week against a very good White County team. His sophomore season was going to be his year to shine. He gained 25 LBS of great body weight and added an inch to his frame, going into the year at 6’3 220 LBS, and turning a few heads at camps he attended that summer. Graves started at both TE and DE to begin that year. But seven weeks into his sophomore season, Graves got injured and suffered from a torn MCL and meniscus. Despite his season getting cut short, Graves still earned First-Team All-Region and Honorable mention All-State from his performance in only seven games. Under the advice of the doctor, Graves did not operate on his knee, and underwent intense physical therapy. During his rehab he increased his bench to over 300 LBS and got his weight up to 235 LBS just before his junior season. One week into spring football, he suffered from the same knee injury and underwent surgery. After nearly 19 months of recovery, Graves was ready to get back on the field. Although the Bears are not off to a great start this year, in his first four games, Graves has four catches for 115 yards, 11 pancake blocks, 22 tackles on the defensive end and three tackles for loss. He has received one offer from Sewanee in Tennessee but is still looking for more. The senior starter is a leader to the younger kids on the team, serving as a system of support and mentorship. Not only is he a hard worker on the field, but also in the classroom and in his community. He holds a 3.9 GPA and volunteers regularly with organizations like Kids Shop, Backpack Love and the Cherokee Bluff Youth Football Camp. One day he hopes to work in the medical field and was even named Healthcare Science Student of the Year last year. He is a member of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) club and is currently participating in work-based learning with Emory Healthcare.
Messiah Worriels, New Hampstead, SS/WR, JR
Messiah Worriels is a 5'10 165 BS Junior Small Safety and Wide Receiver at New Hampstead High School. A three-year varsity starter, he has 28 total tackles, (17 solo), one touchdown and 191 all-purpose yards. The dual sport athlete also plays baseball, which he says he loves as equally as football, and runs a 4.4 40-yard dash. Worriels has a 3.0 GPA and is an honors student. He currently has no offers.
Tanner Marsh, North Hall, QB, SR
Tanner Marsh is 6'3" 195 LBS Senior Quarterback at North Hall High School. After four games this year, he is averaging 207 YD/G passing / 66 YD/G rushing / 73%+ completion / 16 TD's (11 passing / 5 rushing) as a dual threat quarterback. Even though his junior year was cut short at quarterback due to a hand injury, he immediately threw on the "club" and played outside linebacker. He won honorable mention in his district for playing quarterback and outside linebacker that year, yet only played five games in each position. In his first game as a senior, he led his team with 6 TD's (3 passing / 3 rushing) for a total of 338 yards. With that performance, Marsh set a school record, received athlete of the week in Hall County and won SI's High School Player of the week (Aug 14-20). Marsh has a 3.7 GPA, and would love the opportunity to continue his football career at the next level to help him reach his goal of one day having a career in a technology related field.
Caleb Chandler, Prince Avenue, C/G, JR
Caleb Chandler is a 6'0 250 LBS Junior Center, Guard and Long Snapper at Prince Avenue Christian. He is 25 of 25 for PAT attempts, 2 of 2 for field goal snaps attempts, 3 of 3 for punt snap attempts, and Kohls currently has him listed as a 3.5 star after attending two camps. Chandler has a 3.6 GPA, and is a member of the schools Beta Club. Not only does he play football, but Chandler is also a member of the tennis team. Some of his hobbies include watching or playing football, acting as an amateur food critic, hanging out with friends or Tucker his golden retriever.
Carson Wilson, Parkview, WR, SR
Carson Wilson is a 5'11 170 LBS Senior Wide Receiver at Parkview High School. During the second half of his junior year, he had over 300 receiving yards with six TD's. As a senior in his first game against Kell, he had three catches for 86 yards and a TD in the first quarter. In his second game he had one catch for 15 yards.
Camareon (Cam) Taylor, Howard, QB, SR
Camareon Taylor is a 5'10 170 LBS Senior Quarterback at Howard High School. The three-year starting quarterback has led Howard to a 3-1 start for the 2023 season. This year, he’s completed 41 of 65 passes (63 percent) for 526 yards, seven touchdowns and no interceptions while rushing for 212 more yards and two more scores. Under his leadership, the Howard offense is averaging 41.5 points per game.