Recruiting 2022: Milton vs. North Cobb

September 23, 2022

Be part of us tonight for Week 6 of our 2022 GPB Sports activities Soccer Fridays in Georgia schedule because the 2021 state finalist Milton Eagles tackle the No. 9 North Cobb Warriors at Emory Sewell Stadium in Kennesaw.

Protection begins at 7 p.m. ET with “Recruiting 2022” together with the “High Prospects to Watch,” adopted by the Sport of the Week at 7:30.

Each of those groups have began the season 2-2 having performed tough schedules. Milton opened with losses to Nashville’s Lipscomb Academy 17-7 (ranked No. 21 within the nation within the USA In the present day Tremendous 25) and St. Louis’ Christian Brothers 41-27 (the No. 1 ranked group in Missouri). The Eagles have since received two straight, beating 6A No. 4 Roswell 14-7 after which Alpharetta 36-21. This shall be Milton’s closing non-region sport earlier than opening Area 6-7A play at South Forsyth two weeks from now.

North Cobb is having to climate the storm of dropping one of many high quarterbacks within the nation to a damaged foot. 4-star Arkansas commit Malachi Singleton, ranked by ESPN because the No. 8 QB within the nation, suffered the harm within the Warriors 21-14 loss at 7A No. 1 Buford (ranked No. 4 within the nation within the USA In the present day Tremendous 25). He’s unlikely to return this season telling Recruiting 2022’s Hannah Goodin that December would probably be the earliest that he could be obtainable.

The Warriors have wins over Westlake (21-17) and Marietta (35-21) each groups ranked within the 7A High 10 earlier this season however final week have been upset in OT by Northside-Warner Robins in a 20-17 residence loss to the robust 6A group. This may also be North Cobb’s closing non-region sport earlier than beginning Area 5-7A play at No. 6 Walton two weeks from now.

Milton is led by first-year head coach Ben Reaves who was promoted from offensive coordinator to exchange Adam Clack who’s now a defensive assistant at Charlotte. Reaves was with Clack as he turned the Eagles program right into a nationwide energy going 54-12 over the 5 seasons with this system’s first-ever state championship in 2018 after which a state runner-up end final season.

North Cobb is led by Shane Queen in his seventeenth season because the Warriors head coach. North Cobb, 118-66 since 2006, has all the time been on the cusp of greatness at instances with uber-talented groups however by no means in a position to advance past the second spherical, even with No. 1 ranked groups, besides a 2012 semifinal end when his son Tyler was the quarterback and 2016 quarterfinal end. Tyler is now an assistant on his dad’s teaching workers.

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This would be the eighth all-time assembly courting again to 1966 with the Eagles main the collection 5-2 though the Warriors received the final assembly 40-21 on ESPN in 2021. That was the primary time the 2 groups had performed one another in 30 years.

In order that’s your Sport of the Week preview. Let’s check out the High Prospects to Watch.

Milton Eagles

4-Star WR Debron Gatling – 6-0, 172, Junior – 42 Provides together with Georgia, LSU and Texas A&M in his High 14 launched in July. Gatling was a Max Preps Sophomore All-American on the Eagles State runner-up group final 12 months with 37 catches and 11 TD. In 4 video games this season, Gatling has 23 receptions for 271 yards, a mean of 68 receiving yards per sport with 2 TD and that’s just about dealing with coverages geared toward making an attempt to close him down each week. Gatling was at Texas A&M final weekend for the Aggies win over Miami and can reportedly be at Tennessee this weekend for the Vols SEC showdown with Florida. He visited UT in June after which once more in July.

3-Star Security Bryce Thornton – 5-10, 185, Senior – 27 Provides with Alabama and Florida his High Two and he’ll announce his choice October thirteenth. Coach Ben Reaves says exterior of LT Overton, Thornton may be the perfect participant he’s ever coached. Sadly, we received’t see him tonight. Thornton injured his ankle within the Eagles season opener and has tried to battle via it. Milton has determined to carry him out this night with a bye week subsequent week earlier than they open area play two Friday nights from now. Uber-athletic household. His dad Bruce performed for the Georgia Bulldogs within the early 90s and was a fourth-round choose of the Dallas Cowboys. His brother Bruce was one of many high HS level guards within the nation and now freshman at Ohio State.

3-Star Security Rob Billings – 6-1, 185, Senior – Dedicated to Clemson over 12 different provides together with Georgia, Georgia Tech and Kentucky. Compares with former Eagles security Joe Charleston who performed on Milton’s 2018 state championship group and is now at Missouri. Like Charleston, Billings selected Clemson in highschool and Coach Reaves says like Charleston, Billings will knock your block off. Billings leads the Eagles secondary with 27 tackles and 4 PBU. He additionally has 2 TFL and a blocked kick.

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3- Star CB Brayden Holmes – 6-2, 180, Senior – Dedicated to Holy Cross

TE Ryan Ghea – 6-5, 220, Sophomore – 10-plus provides together with Georgia Tech, Ohio State and Tennessee. He shall be one of many high tight ends within the nation over the following few years.

CB Dylan Lewis – 6-0, 170, Sophomore – Six provides together with Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Pittsburgh

QB Luke Nickel – 6-2, 205, Sophomore – Supplied by Michigan State the place is brother Jack is a freshman tight finish after being a four-year starter for the Eagles.

LB Caleb Moran – 6-2, 215, Senior – 4 provides together with Air Drive and Military

DE Owen Phillips – 6-1, 210, Senior – Coach Reaves’ “Make That Child an Supply” nominee – Leads group with 26 solo tackles, 6 TFL and 11 QB hurries. He has 33 whole tackles to steer all DL including 2 QB Sacks and 1 FF. Is also a back-up offensive lineman.

North Cobb Warriors

4-Star QB Malachi Singleton – 6-1, 225, Senior – ESPN’s No. 8 ranked QB within the nation – Dedicated to Arkansas over Georgia, Georgia Tech and NC State. Sadly, as we already talked about we received’t see Malachi tonight due to his harm for which he’s already had surgical procedure. QB who performs the place with the depth of a RB and/or LB. Profession numbers – Greater than 4200 yards passing and 40 TD. Over 2,300 yards speeding and 43 TD. Hopefully, we haven’t seen the tip of his HS profession, however we in all probability have.

4-Star RB David Eziomume – 6-0, 190, Junior – Rivals No. 5 All-Goal Again – 14 Provides together with Georgia, Georgia Tech, Illinois and Penn State. In reality, he was simply supplied by the Nittany Lions final week after which was there to observe them play and beat Auburn final Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. With a deep operating again room, the Warriors have been enjoying him primarily at WR this season. Eziomume leads the group with 12 move receptions but in addition has 20 carries for 134 yards and a TD – near 7 yards per carry common.

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3-Star RB Ben Corridor – 5-10, 225, Senior – Dedicated to Michigan over 19 different provides together with Georgia Tech South Carolina and Wake Forest. Was the RB MVP of the Underneath Armor All-America Camp in Atlanta. Averaging 5.4 yards per carry with a few TDs this season and caught six passes out of the backfield. One among two RB dedicated within the Wolverines Class of 2023.

3-Star OL Robert Grigsby – 6-3, 310, Senior – Dedicated to North Carolina over 29 different provides together with NC State and Vanderbilt

3-Star CB Quentin Ajiero – 5-10, 175, Senior – Dedicated to Duke over 28 different provides together with Georgia Tech. Sadly Quentin is not going to play tonight due to a lingering shoulder harm. The Warriors count on to get him again for the beginning of area play.

DL Dylan Mann – 6-2, 265, Senior – Supplied by Maryland and Grambling State

OT Marselle Felton – 6-5, 275, Senior – Supplied by Missouri and Grambling State

SAF Jordan Lonas – 6-0, 160, Senior – Supplied by Liberty and Center Tennessee

OLB Kam Owens – 5-10, 190, Senior – Coach Queen’s “Make That Child an Supply” nominee- Leads the group with 50 solo tackles, 57 whole tackles and 4 TFL. Owens additionally has one of many Warriors 8 QB sacks on the season.

 

So, all of it begins with the Gabby Award-winning and Emmy-nominated Recruiting 2022 at 7 p.m. adopted by Soccer Fridays in Georgia because the Westlake Lions host the Crisp County Cougars at 7:30 p.m. Be part of Wayne Gandy, Jon Nelson, Hannah Goodin, Wiley Ballard and me for the decision. And keep in mind, when it’s over, it isn’t over! Stick round for the already-famous GPB Sports activities Postgame Present for all the large scores, and interviews with the highest coaches across the state.

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