City: Eugene, OR
Web site: http://www.goducks.com/
|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Braxton Lane||B+||5'11"/185||Sandy Creek High School||Wide receiver||Oregon|
|Chris Gilzeane||No Rating||5'11"/220||Stone Mountain High School||Running back||Auburn, Louisiana State, Miami, Oregon and Tennessee|
|Jamal Londry-Jackson||No Rating||6'4"/190||North Atlanta High School||Quarterback||Oregon|
|Jonathan Watters||No Rating||6'4"/180||Pepperell High School||Quarterback||Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Oregon and Tennessee|
With an official visit planned this weekend, a new offer, visits from recruiters and a nibble on what seemed like a shot in the dark, Southwest DeKalb wide receiver Jacoby Mitchell has had a busy week. Mitchell, an AJC The Georgia 150 prospect, will go on an official visit this weekend to Western Carolina, which offered scholarships to him and three of his teammates in October. He will make the visit with linebackers Brandon Brant and Richard Hughes and running back Michael Johnson. "It should be fun," Mitchell said. Recruiters from Western Kentucky and William & Mary were at Southwest DeKalb Monday to talk to Mitchell and other SWD players. No offers were made, but Mitchell came away thinking there would be an offer from both schools. Last week, Delaware made an offer, adding to Mitchell's list, which includes Furman, Georgia Southern, Western Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green, Alabama-Birmingham, Middle Tennessee and Akron. The highlight of the week, however, was interest from Oregon, which requested more information and video. The Pac-10 school had not contacted Mitchell until now, but he has dreamed of attracting their attention. Mitchell has been interested in the Ducks -- and their distinctive green-and-gold uniforms -- for quite some time. So he sent a highlight video of his first four games on the off chance that they'd be interested. They bit. "They saw the first four games, and they liked it. I'm going to make a highlight tape of the whole season and send it," said Mitchell. "I love their spread offense. I know I can make plays in it."
North Atlanta quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson has generated a lot of interest among colleges after his stellar senior season. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Londry-Jackson transferred from Grady last summer and made an immediate impact at North Atlanta, passing for 1,652 yards and 20 touchdowns. Oregon, Boston College, Central Florida, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Wofford, Tennessee State, Eastern Kentucky, Grambling are among the schools that have requested film of Londry-Jackson, who is waiting for his first scholarship offer.
Northview junior defensive tackle Denzel McCoy received a scholarship offer from LSU on Wednesday. “I found out last night,” the 6-foot-4, 270-pound McCoy said early today. “They called my dad Wednesday morning and he told me after school. “I was a little surprised that they offered, but I’m glad they did.” McCoy, who already has offers from programs such as Alabama, Duke, Georgia Tech, Memphis, North Carolina, N.C. State, Oregon, Penn State, Stanford, Vanderbilt and West Virginia, admitted to being interested in LSU because of former Northview teammate Cordian Hagans, a freshman defensive lineman for the Tigers. “I talked to Cordian about the offer last night,” McCoy said. “He’s saying ‘just take your time, but when you make a decision make the right one.’ “But it would be fun to have that high school repeat and play with him again.” McCoy, who has trips planned to Alabama and Vanderbilt, is scheduled to attend Clemson’s home game against Georgia Tech on Saturday. He’s trying to work a visit to LSU into his schedule
LSU wants to know more about Stone Mountain junior fullback Chris Gilzeane. Auburn, Oregon and Tennessee also have expressed interest. “I have no idea how they found out about me,” the 5-foot-11, 220-pound Gilzeane said. “My head coach doesn’t know either.” Gilzeane said he receives about 15 letters from LSU each day. Most of them come from recruiting coordinator Josh Henson. “I haven’t received any offers yet, but I think LSU is leaning towards it,” he said. “I just can’t believe it. I would have never expected a big school like LSU to recognize me.” Gilzeane, who also plays noseguard and middle linebacker for the Pirates, said he has always dreamed of playing for the Miami Hurricanes. “I was born in Miami, so it’s like my second home,” he said
Jamal Londry-Jackson hasn’t gotten the attention of a lot of his senior counterparts at quarterback. But the combination of his size, production and his quarterback coach has begun to create a buzz around the player who is trying to lead North Atlanta to its first playoff appearance since 1996. Londry-Jackson has the Warriors (3-1, 1-0) averaging 32 points per game and tied for first place in Region 5-AAA/Division B. In a recent victory against Towers (32-12), the 6-foot-4, 190-pound Londry-Jackson threw for 267 yards and four touchdowns. He doesn’t have any offers, but began to attract attention during the summer with a strong performance in a Nike Elite 11 Camp in Las Vegas and by winning the Rising Star Award at the Tee Martin Quarterback Camp, held in Atlanta. Martin is Londry-Jackson’s offensive coordinator at North Atlanta. “I learn something new from him every day,” said Londry-Jackson, currently rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals. “I’m just trying to learn as much as I can, stay humble and help my team win.” Boise State, Jacksonville State and Oregon have expressed interest in seeing more film on Londry-Jackson, who considers himself a pass-first quarterback. “I like to make plays with my arm first, but I can use my legs when I need to,” he said. “I think [recruiting] will start to really pick up as we win more games and I put up more numbers.”