Peach State prime ground for backs, linemen

Originally Published: August 11, 2004
By Tom Lemming | Special to ESPN Insider
Editor's note: Look for Tom Lemming's 2004 Recruiting Road Trip reports every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

It's a good year for talent in the state of Georgia, and, like always, a good number of the top prospects come from small but fanatical football towns.

After a couple of trips through the state, I can't say that I found any future All-Americans at the quarterback position, but Tray Rutland from East Point Tri-Cities is one player worth keeping an eye on. The elusive 6-foot-2, 205-pounder is called the ultimate playmaker by opposing coaches very fast elusive. Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State and Tennessee are on his list.