Greater Atlanta All-Area Football
Here's a preseason look at the players to watch in Atlanta:
|[QB] Zach Mettenberger||Oconee County||6-5/208||Senior|
|[QB] Donavan Tate||Cartersville||6-2/185||Senior|
|[RB] D.J. Adams||Norcross||5-10/205||Senior|
|[RB] Drayton Calhoun||Tucker||6-0/175||Senior|
|[WR] Markeith Ambles||Henry County||6-3/185||Junior|
|[WR] Braxton Lane||Sandy Creek||5-11/186||Senior|
|[WR] Jamal Patterson||Henry County||6-2/190||Senior|
|[TE] Philip Lutzenkirchen||Lassiter||6-4/240||Senior|
|[OL] Chris Burnette||Troup County||6-3/275||Senior|
|[OL] Johnnie Farms||Perry||6-3/285||Senior|
|[OL] Dallas Lee||Buford||6-4/290||Senior|
|[DL] Izaan Cross||Flowery Branch||6-3/253||Senior|
|DL] Emanuel Dieke||North Clayton||6-6/210||Senior|
|DL] Abry Jones||Northside-Warner Robins||6-5/275||Senior|
|LB] Jonathan Davis||Tucker||5-9/190||Senior|
|LB] Eric Fields||Northside-Warner Robins||6-3/210||Senior|
|[LB] Joel Kight||M.L. King||5-10/200||Senior|
|[LB] Kevin Minter||Peachtree Ridge||6-0/231||Senior|
|[LB] Chase Vasser||Chestatee||6-3/210||Senior|
|[DB] Prince Kent||Norcross||6-2/193||Senior|
|[DB] Darren Myles Jr.||Carver||6-1/180||Senior|
|[DB] Branden Smith||Washington||5-11/170||Senior|
|Vinson Bass||Cedar Grove||DL||Sr.|
|Jahron Brown||East Paulding||RB||Sr.|
|Daniel Drummond||Flowery Branch||RB||Sr.|
|Drew Little||Henry County||QB||Sr.|
|Derrick Lott||North Cobb||DL||Sr.|
|K.J. Morton||Northside-Warner Robins||DB||Sr.|
|Michael Tamburo||North Gwinnett||QB||Sr.|
|Reggie Taylor||Peach County||DB||Sr.|
|Jeffrey Whitaker||Warner Robins||DL||Jr.|
|Rashad Wynes||Warner Robins||RB||Sr.|
Mettenberger, who has committed to Georgia, has seen his recruiting stock skyrocket during the past year. He is rated the nation's No. 7 quarterback in the ESPNU 150.
Tate is one of the top prospects in the nation for football and baseball. The son of former Georgia and NFL running back Lars Tate, Donavan is a standout quarterback and defensive back on the gridiron.
Kight may lack size for a linebacker, but that hasn't stopped him from dominating. He was named The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year last season after his 153 tackles.
Vasser made plays all over the field last season en route to 138 total tackles, a ridiculous 36 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. He'll take his playmaking skills to Georgia next year.
AN AREA COACH ON JONATHAN DAVIS:
"I was gonna say he made strides as a junior, but he made a couple pretty good runs on us our sophomore year, too. He's a pretty good athlete. I think the thing on him most colleges identify is just his height. But he's an intense player, a good player."