Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson was named one of the top players in the country for the class of 2014 on Monday by Rivals.com.
Gainesville High junior quarterback Deshaun Watson is well aware of the battles that go on for the top national prospects every season up until National Signing Day, which this year took place on Wednesday. Watson, the 2012 Associated Press Georgia Player of the Year, makes no promises that his will not go down to the wire either, even though he is currently verbally committed to Clemson University.
National signing day for high school athletes is usually the marker for the end of one chapter in life and the launching point for the next four years. For three of Johnson High's football players, it just signified the next step in a close-knit friendship that dates back six years.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Upon taking the head football coaching position at Flowery Branch last year, Chris Griffin faced a daunting task. Not only would he be expected to expand on the school's burgeoning tradition on the gridiron, he'd also be expected to continue a legacy of cultivating collegiate talent.
Around the country on Wednesday, high school football players were finally able to put pen to paper and make their college decisions official by signing letters of intent.
Jefferson quarterback Bryant Shirreffs was named a MaxPreps.com Second Team Small School All-American, announced earlier this month.
Stuart Cunningham stepped down as Habersham Central football coach on Wednesday, according to the school's athletic director Amy Hood. The four-year Raiders coach met with players and staff members the same day to inform them of his decision.
Four years ago, he was T. McFerrin's top choice to coach the offensive line. When the Dragons' legendary coach retired recently, Ben Hall was also his top pick to take over at the helm.
It's getting to the point where Deshaun Watson can hardly go anywhere without being noticed.
Fresh off the Class AA state championship win, Jefferson football coach T. McFerrin has decided to call it a career.
2012 Georgia Sportswriters Association All-State Football Team All-Classification Player of the Year: Deshaun Watson, Gainesville Class AAAAAA Offensive Player of the Year: Alvin Kamara, Norcross Defensive Player of the Year: Nathaniel Norwood, Lovejoy Coach of the Year: Keith Maloof, Norcross First team offense QB Tyler Queen, North Cobb, Soph., 6-3, 220 RB Alvin Kamara, Norcross, Sr., 5-11, 190 RB Jacorey Lewis, Mill Creek, Sr., 5-11, 185 WR Justin Brownlee, Central Gwinnett, Sr., 5-11, 180 WR ...
Just hours after winning the Class AAAAA state championship on Dec. 14, Gainesville High junior quarterback Deshaun Watson sent a text message to his position coach Michael Perry.
Gainesville quarterback Deshaun Watson always tries to have his priorities in order, and the scope of his day-to-day activities is not just limited to football, where he led the Red Elephants to the Class AAAAA state championship recently at the Georgia Dome.
After their loss to the Flowery Branch Falcons in the region championship game, the Red Elephants sat at 7-3 heading into the AAAAA state playoffs. After that game, Red Elephants coach Bruce Miller's message was straight to the point.
First-Team All-Area Offense Deshaun Watson Quarterback, Jr. School: Gainesville Height: 6-3 Weight: 195 Stats: 305/434 passing; 4,021 yards; 50 TDs; 1,430 rushing yards; 24 TDs Quan Clark Running back, Sr. School: Chestatee Height: 5-10 Weight: 188 Stats: 194 carries; 1,313 yards; 6.8 avg.; 13 TDs Cedric Harris Running back, Sr. School: Johnson Height: 6-1 Weight: 200 Stats: 264 carries; 1,547 yards; 5.9 avg.; 20 TDs Dontravious Wilson Running back, Sr. School: Buford Height: 5-11 Weight: ...