UGA didn’t have the best week, but the blue-chip prospects the program recruits had much better days.
DawgNation.com always seeks to recap the top performances in a weekly “Honor Roll” post. One standout so far this year has been American Heritage, Fla., senior defensive end/linebacker hybrid Brian Burns. We could toss out the term “one-man wrecking crew” to describe his 2015 season, but that probably doesn’t do it justice.
His stats in a runaway win against Stranahan on Friday night consisted of seven total tackles, three sacks, and at least another five pressures. He’s now produced 22 tackles, 9.5 sacks and another 19 quarterback pressures over his last four games.
Burns also blocked a punt and had one game where his mere presence forced the opposing offense into three false starts.
Here’s a look at several other standout performances from Friday night:
UGA HONOR ROLL
4-star ATH, Malcolm Askew, McAdory HS, McCalla, Ala. (undecided)
What: Askew flashed on both sides of the ball in McAdory’s 41-35 win over Bessemer City High School (Bessemer, Ala.). The 4-star uncommitted prospect recorded five tackles and an interception. He also added five receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown to his stat line. Askew was in attendance for the UGA-Alabama game over the weekend.
4-star RB Lyn-J Dixon, Taylor County HS, Butler, Ga. (undecided)
What: He delivered a rousing 97-yard kickoff return in an otherwise dreary 42-12 loss to Brookstone. Davis already holds the first SEC offers in Taylor County’s football history. He collected an offer from Tennessee over the summer and got his UGA offer earlier this season.
Scroll down below to the end of the honor roll for a Hudl highlight clip of the big play.
4-star ATH Deejay Dallas, Glynn Academy, Brunswick, Ga., (committed to UGA)
What: The Deejay Dallas Experiment at Quarterback continues to be a landslide in the success category. He carried the ball 16 times for 186 yards with three touchdowns. He also completed 3 of his 7 pass attempts for 40 yards.
3-star WR Randrecous Davis, Mays HS, Atlanta, Ga. (committed to UGA)
What: Davis was outstanding in a 41-21 region win against rival Creekside. Davis led the Raiders through the air by hauling in eight passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns.
5-star QB Jacob Eason, Lake Stevens HS, Lake Stevens, Wash. (committed to UGA)
What: The nation’s No. 2 quarterback in the country had another banner showing along a 48-0 rout with a 14-of-18 passing line for 321 yards and four touchdowns. He also boomed a punt 46 yards.
On the season, Eason is 69 of 94, has 1,346 yards and 14 touchdowns. The most impressive stat of them all? Zero interceptions.
3-star DB Tyrique McGhee, Peach County HS, Fort Valley, Ga., (committed to UGA)
What: McGhee’s touchdown run with 3:08 remaining provided the cushion in a 25-14 win against Central-Macon. The future defensive back is the quarterback at Peach County and he continues to improve each week.
He had 21 carries for 78 yards and that 1-yard scoring run. He also completed 7 of his 14 pass attempts for 93 yards. He threw a 42-yard touchdown pass and also an interception. He got some time on defense at safety and came up with a couple of tackles and also broke up at least two passes in the victory.
4-star WR Devonta Smith, Amite HS, Amite, Lou. (committed to UGA)
What: According to The Advocate.com, the explosive athlete with the impressive footwork hauled in touchdown receptions of 48 and 67 yards in a 38-26 loss.
4-star DB Christian Tutt, Thomson HS, Thomson, Ga. (undecided)
What: Tutt, the nation’s No. 1 cornerback for the Class of 2018 had a dazzling kickoff return touchdown in a heated region game against Burke County. Tutt’s Bulldogs fell by a 26-20 margin. That clip is also located at the bottom of this week’s UGA Honor Roll.
4-star RB Devwah Whaley, Beaumont Central HS, Beaumont, Tex. (undecided)
What: Whaley rushed for 198 yards and scored three touchdowns, per Bernews.com. He is considering UGA, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma. There have been reports that he may have silently committed to UGA.
4-star ATH Jamyest Williams, Archer HS, Lawrenceville, Ga., (undecided)
What: The 4-star athlete from Archer High School has been arguably the most productive prospect in the state of Georgia this season. Against Berkmar High School (Lilburn, Ga.), Williams registered seven tackles, including three for loss, two interceptions and one pick-six en route to Archer’s 49-0 win. Williams was among several top-rated recruits in attendance for UGA’s home game against Alabama over the weekend.
4-star WR Charlie Woerner, Rabun County HS, Tiger, Ga., (committed to UGA)
What: He had limited duty in a 44-0 thrashing of Social Circle but contributed in a new way with a 32-yard scoring run in the first quarter when things were still in doubt. He also collected four tackles and two tackles for losses on defense.
3-star DB Malek Young, Coconut Creek HS, Pompano Beach, Fla. (committed to UGA)
What: Young went off in scoring four touchdowns to spark a 47-21 win against Cardinal Gibbons. He had five catches for 127 yards and two scores through the air and added 49 yards and another two scores on the ground.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.