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Colleges already targeting some of county's top juniors

National Signing Day for this year's crop of seniors is still more than three weeks away, but some colleges are already lining up for next year's Gwinnett seniors as well.

Not surprisingly, 2007 looks to again be a prospect-laden season for county players as a number of current 11th-graders have already gotten offers from some big-time schools.

Peachtree Ridge running back Brandon Davis recently got an offer from Virginia Tech and his head coach doesn't think it will stop there.

"Oh, he's going to be recruited by everybody," Blair Armstrong said. "He's a special back."

But there are apparently plenty of special players in next year's class.

Buford defensive tackle Omar Hunter has already been offered by the likes of Auburn and Duke and his teammate, linebacker T.J. Pridemore, has been offered by Mississippi State and Duke as well.

Buford head coach Jess Simpson said running back Demetris Murray is also "getting some serious looks from some big schools."

At Norcross, two junior prospects have both already been offered by Mississippi State - wide receivers Brenton Butler and Devonta Bolton.

One Hill of a senior class

Collins Hill head coach Larry Sherrill said as many as eight of his current seniors could be playing college football next year.

Defensive end T.J. Greenstone has already committed to Vanderbilt, and he might end up being the lone D-I signee out of the class. But there will be plenty more of his teammates playing on Saturdays.

James Lewis, a linebacker and running back, has offers from Tennessee-Chattanooga, Middle Tennessee State, Richmond, Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky. Offensive lineman T.J. Hurless visited UTC this past weekend and will be visiting Samford this weekend, according to Sherrill.

Defensive lineman Bo Adebayo has some Division II offers and some JUCO interest right now, linebacker Taylor Gayle is getting some I-AA interest from schools like Bucknell and Morehead State, wide receiver Kurt Diel and running back Craig Jackson are garnering some Division II interest and defensive back Michael Young is getting some looks from D-III programs.

Keeping up with the Falcons

There are as many as five Dacula seniors who could be playing college football next fall.

Speedy running back Cole Brodie is getting serious attention from a number of Division I-AA teams and he will be visiting Charleston Southern for sure, according to head coach Kevin Maloof.

Linebacker Dexter Daffin, who led Gwinnett in tackles this season, is being looked at heavily by Coastal Carolina among others. Tight end Michael Butler has already been offered by Navy and is garnering serious attention from a number of I-AA schools. Austin Chambers has some visits set up with some NAIA programs and Cameron Kenney, the Daily Post Offensive Player of the Year, has been contacted by at least three junior colleges, including Butler Community College (Kan.) - where former Central Gwinnett star Beau Johnson ran for over 1,000 yards this past

season.