Two years ago, Todd Wofford was an assistant coach for the North-South all-star football game. The Central Gwinnett head coach got a first-hand look at Collins Hill quarterback Taylor Heinicke, who didn't have a single scholarship offer at the time despite setting the Gwinnett County single season passing record.
"He had the best pocket presence I had ever seen," Wofford recalled.
Heinicke finally got a scholarship offer from Old Dominion, where he's gone on to shatter NCAA passing records.
Wofford is hoping the same scenario works out for his quarterback this season. Despite smashing the Gwinnett County career passing yards and touchdowns records, Eman Westmoreland is still without a scholarship offer two weeks before National Signing Day.
"He's got some small schools looking at him," Wofford said. "A few Division II schools he's waiting to visit and see how he fits."
The biggest knock on Westmoreland is that he's 5-foot-10 and not your typical 6-4 quarterback. It was the same drawback for Heinicke, who stands 6-1.
"All the coaches that come in, I tell them the Heinicke story," Wofford said. "Wherever Westmoreland goes, if the starting quarterback gets hurt, he'll take over and be the starter the rest of his career. He's a get it done kind of kid. You can believe me or read about it later."
Westmoreland was a three-year starter at Central, throwing for 7,795 yards and 74 touchdowns during his career. He led the Black Knights to a 6-4 record, their first winning season since 2006.
"I know it sounds crazy, but Eman was as good a quarterback as any we had on our team at the Under Armour (All-American) game," Wofford said.
Broncos' Priester commits again
Brookwood receiver Ky Priester has committed to a college program for the third time in less than a year. But don't expect Priester to change his mind again.
"I'm done," he said.
Priester committed to Clemson on Sunday after previously being committed to Georgia in April and N.C. State in October.
Priester de-committed from N.C. State because of head coach Tom O'Brien being fired. He had built a relationship with O'Brien and assistant coach Mike Reed.
"No, I didn't (think it would go like this.) You have to do what's best for you," Priester said. "I'm glad I'm doing it now and not waiting until signing day."
Priester visited Clemson last February when he was a junior at Orlando's Lake Mary. He liked the school and still followed the program during the football season.
"I've always had a good relationship with Coach Dabo Sweeney," Priester said. "When I visited earlier in the year, I loved it."
Priester took a visit to Clemson over the weekend and decided to commit before returning home.
"I liked everything about it -- the coaches, the players, the atmosphere, the people. They treated me like family," Priester said. "All the players introduced themselves to me. It's a real family atmosphere. Playing time can come fast to me if I worked hard and learn the system."
Priester was an all-county selection catching 56 passes for 1,116 yards and 12 touchdowns. He's a four-star recruit according to ESPN, which rates him as the No. 172 player in the nation.
Peachtree Ridge's Stanley headed to Mercer
Peachtree Ridge's Andrew Stanley will be a part of Mercer's inaugural football program. The defensive end chose the Macon-based school over interest from Virginia Military, Dartmouth, Centre, Davidson, Birmingham Southern and LaGrange.
"(He) chose Mercer because of it's excellent academic opportunity, great coaching staff and opportunity to be a four-year Division I-AA starter," said Stanley's father John. "Also he's excited about being on the first Mercer football team since 1942 as it restarts it's program."
The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Stanley made 30 tackles and 2 sacks for the Lions this season. He maintains a 3.8 GPA and was a four-year scholar-athlete.
Gwinnett's top recruits still undecided
National Signing Day is two weeks from today and many of Gwinnett County's top college prospects are still undecided.
The two biggest names are Grayson's Robert Nkemdiche and Norcross' Alvin Kamara.
Neither has made a public announcement about their college decision and one is not expected until National Signing Day on Feb. 6.
But it's not just Nkemdiche and Kamara that are still undecided.
Guys like Grayson's David Kamara and Zach Barnes, Norcross' Shon Akins, North Gwinnett's Devondre Seymour and Collins Hill's Brett Sheehan are still undecided.
Smith commits to Indiana
Former Greater Atlanta Christian linebacker Kristopher Smith, who played his senior year at Flowery Branch, committed to Indiana last week.
Smith chose Indiana over Central Florida and Purdue.