Big games from big names. That’s been the mantra of the UGA honor roll all season long. We’ve scanned all the reports to compile a roll call of the best games from each Friday night from UGA’s commitments and also its priority recruiting targets.
A pair of 4-star junior defensive backs shined the brightest Friday as the regular seasons across the Southeast came to a close. Liberty County junior Richard LeCounte III is rated as the nation’s No. 2 athlete for 2017 and his all-around stat line is detailed below. The impressive 2017 prospect managed to produce touchdowns with his arm, legs and also from his spot on defense in a rivalry game.
Archer junior Jamyest Williams will be a lock-down cornerback on Saturdays regardless of his height, but he continues to run wild offensively. Williams had a 97-yard touchdown run this week in a 37-7 win against Brookwood. One online report already has him with 21 total touchdowns in 2015.
UGA Honor Roll
Derrick Brown, DL, Lanier, Ga. (undecided)
What: Brown played sparingly in a 56-7 shellacking of Apalachee by his undefeated Lanier High School team on Friday night. He played only the first two quarters in a game that saw Lanier holding a 42-0 lead at the half. The senior contributed four tackles, 2.5 tackles for losses and added a half-sack to his impressive season totals. He now has 83 total tackles, 36 for losses and 10.5 sacks through his 10 games.
Chad Clay, DB/WR, Suwanee, Ga. (committed to UGA)
What: The senior defensive back had five solo tackles and a 50-yard punt return for his Peachtree Ridge team, but it wasn’t enough. His Lions fell 20-17 on the road at Mill Creek. He also added a 50-yard punt return. They’ll host West Forsyth in the first round of the 2015 GHSA Class 6A state playoffs on Friday night.
Davion Curtis, WR, Temple, Texas (committed to UGA)
What: The senior receiver blistered the opposing secondary along Temple High School’s 63-22 win against Elgin on Friday night. The Temple Daily Telegram reported that Curtis had four catches for 125 yards and touchdown grabs of 33 and 48 yards. Curtis and his Wildcats are now 9-1 on the season.
Deejay Dallas, QB/ATH, Brunswick, Ga. (committed to UGA)
What: The junior had 17 carries for 114 yards and a touchdown in a tight 21-14 win against South Effingham. He also completed three of his nine pass attempts for another 39 yards. He’s committed to play receiver or defensive back at UGA.
Randrecous Davis, WR, Atlanta, Ga. (committed to UGA)
What: The senior had six catches for 79 yards and a touchdown in a 10-9 loss to Stephenson on Friday night. That loss was the first of the year for Davis and his Raiders. Mays will now host Creekview in the first round of the 2015 GHSA Class 5A state playoffs on Friday night. Davis has 16 all-purpose touchdowns in 2015.
Jacob Eason, QB, Lake Stevens, Wash. (committed to UGA)
What: The 5-star recruit continued his impressive senior season Friday in a 61-10 win for his Lake Stevens (Wash.) team. Despite five dropped balls, he still completed 23 of his 35 passes for 291 yards and five touchdowns. He did throw two interceptions. Eason has completed 161 of his 231 attempts for 2,657 yards for 33 touchdowns and just five interceptions in 2015. Eason recently told DawgNation he felt Mark Richt would return in 2016. Check out the video of his big night.
Bailey Hockman, QB, Powder Springs, Ga. (committed to UGA)
What: The 4-star junior quarterback wound up 14-for-26 through the air for 241 yards in a 37-17 win against Hillgrove. Hockman threw two touchdown passes, including a 42-yard strike to UGA target Tyler Simmons. The Indians are 9-1 this season and will host Lowndes in the first round of the 2015 GHSA Class 6A state playoffs on Friday night.
Grant Holloway, WR, Chesapeake, Va. (undecided)
What: According to the Virginian-Pilot, the senior two-sport standout had four catches for 112 yards and a touchdown in a 28-13 loss to Oscar Smith on Friday night. Holloway’s touchdown was an explosive play where he showcased his speed as one of the nation’s elite prep hurdlers. He took a short pass 81 yards for an early touchdown. Holloway’s decision is expected by the end of this month. He’s said it will come down to UGA and Florida.
Richard LeCounte III, ATH, Hinesville, Ga. (undecided)
What: The nation’s No. 2 athlete for 2017 does a little bit of everything for Liberty County High School. He plays safety and receiver and will even moonlight as a “Wildcat” quarterback in situations. He had six carries for 92 yards and a touchdown in a 53-14 triumph against Richmond Hill. He also completed four of his five attempts for another 101 yards and two touchdowns. If that’s not enough, he also contributed four tackles, one tackle for a loss and also returned a fumble 49 yards for another touchdown. He has a lot of options, but UGA and Ohio State are considered the teams to beat for his signature on the scholarship papers.
Charlie Woerner, WR, Tiger, Ga. (committed to UGA)
What: The senior two-way standout caught six passes for 93 yards and a touchdown in a 34-0 win against Greene County. His scoring play covered 30 yards and he also contributed three tackles and an interception on defense. The Tigers are 9-1 and set to host Bremen in the first round of the 2015 GHSA Class AA state playoffs on Friday.
Devwah Whaley, RB, Beaumont, Texas (undecided)
What: The nation’s No. 4 RB for the Class of 2016 had a banner first half along Beaumont Central High School’s 42-6 win against Baytown Lee. According to the Beaumont Enterprise, Whaley piled up 115 rushing yards and three touchdowns despite sitting out the second half. Beaumont is now 5-5 and has qualified for the state playoffs in Texas. Scroll down below for an impressive clip of one of those touchdowns where Whaley shows off his burst, body control and vision. It is most impressive. Despite speculation that he might have silently committed to UGA, Whaley’s leaders are considered to be UGA and Texas A&M. Arkansas and Texas are also in the picture.
Jamyest Williams, RB/CB, Lawrenceville, Ga. (undecided)
What: The 4-star junior cornerback continues to pummel defenses from the running back position at Archer High School. Chris Stephens of the Gwinnett Daily Post reported that Williams ran for 198 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-7 win against Brookwood. He had a highlight-reel 97-yard touchdown run in the effort. He’s stated lately that UGA is in his Top 5, but he just took an unofficial visit to Clemson for the Florida State game.
Malek Young, ATH, Pompano Beach, Fla. (committed to UGA)
What: The senior U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection made the most out of his two catches for 38 yards on Friday night in a 55-0 win against Northeast High School. Both of those went for touchdowns. He committed to play defensive back at UGA, but has now caught seven touchdowns on the year and also been an impact player in the run game. His team finished 6-4 but did not qualify for the state playoffs.
— Richard LeCounte III (@LilEasy_35) November 8, 2015
— Terry Roy1978HHS (@TerryRo61625135) November 6, 2015
— Adam Britt (@AdamQBritt) November 7, 2015
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.