Trey Sermon, who is considered by some to be the state’s No. 1 running back, regardless of school grade, put on a show in Sprayberry High School’s 17-0 win over Kennesaw Mountain on Friday.
The 6-foot-1, 206-pound junior is rated as the fourth-best running back in nation for 2017.
Here are a few takeaways from the game:
1) Sermon is the real deal
The 4-star running back scored the only two touchdowns of the night for Sprayberry and gained 111 yards on 21 carries, while showing a good mix of speed and physicality. It’s easy to see why Sermon has already garnered 23 offers, including one from UGA.
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2) Dreshun Miller’s versatility
Sprayberry’s Dreshun Miller, one of the state’s most underrated prospects for this year was all over the field Friday night for the Yellow Jackets. He was deep for the opening kickoff, started at wide receiver and defensive back, put his hand in the dirt for opposing field goal attempts and even lined up at tight end. This is the 3-star’s first season on the defensive side of the ball, but already college coaches are taking notice. Miller is a player who could really shoot up the rankings this fall.
3) Both Sermon and Miller stepped up in crucial moments
There were about 5-6 crucial plays during the course of the game, and each time one of these players was around the ball. On a fourth down early in the game, Sprayberry’s coaches drew up a reverse pass where Sermon threw the ball downfield to Miller resulting in a first down. Late in the game, with Kennesaw Mountain deep in the Yellow Jackets’ territory attempting to tie the game, Sermon came in on defense and immediately dropped the quarterback for a big loss. A few plays later it was Miller who swatted down Kennesaw’s desperation pass on fourth down.
4) A name to remember
You may want to file away the name of 6-foot-5 freshman receiver Ryland Goede of Kennesaw Mountain. During his team’s final march of the game, Goede leapt over defenders and hauled in a big fourth down catch that kept the drive alive. A couple of plays later, Kennesaw Mountain went to Goede again for another big gain. On their final offensive play, the Mustangs again went in Goede’s direction who was covered by Dreshun Miller, but the Sprayberry defensive back swatted it away. Again, it’s way too early to tell how this freshman is going to turn out, but he certainly has height on his side.
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