Though only two players - Griffin High defensive back Greg Worthy and Spalding High split end Travis Lee - are expected to possibly sign on national signing day, Feb. 4, the majority are expected to ink sometime thereafter.
Worthy has trips planned to Middle Tennessee and Furman (S.C.), though Wofford (S.C.) has also recently expressed an interest in him. His senior season, Griffin finished with a 10-4 record and made it the Class AAAA state semifinals before being eliminated by Tucker, the eventual state champions.
Lee - who is a three-time, first-team all-region catcher on the baseball team - has Furman, Marshall, Middle Tennessee and Bowling Green (Ohio) looking at him for services on the gridiron, though he’s also trying to work out a deal where he could possibly play baseball too. His senior season, the Jags finished 4-6 under the direction of Clint Ashmore in his first season as a head coach at Spalding.
Other local players who are also being considered include:
Kentorius Jackson, a linebacker for the Griffin High Bears, is being looked at by Georgia Military College, Troy and Appalachian State.
n Sheldon Hancock, a fullback for Griffin High, who is being courted by Albany State and Fort Valley.
Willie Hamm, a safety and wide receiver at Spalding High, is being courted by Jacksonville State in Alabama.
Najee Leftwich, a tight end at Spalding High, is being courted by Fort Valley, South Florida, Alabama State and Miles College in Mississippi.
Greg Murphy, a defensive tackle at Spalding High, is being looked at by Valdosta State and Fort Valley.
Jared Smith, a defensive tackle at Spalding High, is being courted by Furman and Cumberland (Tenn.).
Darion Ponder, an offensive lineman at Spalding High, is being looked at by Miles College.