Best & Worst of Recruiting

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Some of the top players from 2014, 2015 and the 2016 class gave their thoughts on what they like and dislike regarding the recruiting process.

As the start of the high school football season is less than a week away many players took time to reflect back on the process as well as talk about keys to the upcoming high school football season.

Jamiyus Pittman:

Three star defensive linemen Jamiyus Pittman is head to Mississippi. The 6-foot-2, 290-pound standout checks in from Moultrie (GA) Colquitt County high school.

"I feel like it's all god's work. I'm glad colleges feel like I'm someone they can depend on! The bad thing is having those sky high expectations," Jamiyus Pittman said.

Nick Chubb:

The University of Georgia landed a big time running back when Cedartown (GA) native Nick Chubb announced he would play for the red and black. Chubb checks in at 5-foot-10, 203-pounds.

"I'm very blessed to be in the position I'm in, I've worked hard and It's great to see things finally paying off, and for us to be successful we must play better defense and be able to throw the ball more effectively," Nick Chubb said.

Bryson Allen-Williams:

The 11th ranked outside linebacker is headed to play for Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Bryson Allen-Williams is from Ellenwood (GA) Cedar Grove high school.

"I'm very fortunate to be able to make decisions so early that some people would die to make. I already know where I'm going to be attending school so that's a blessing and my team is looking very good. We have a lot of guys back from last year so this season will be one to watch," Bryson Allen-Williams said.

Dernest Johnson:

Johnson checks in at 5-foot-9, 170-pounds from Immokalee (Fla.) and has offers from Georgia, Louisville, North Carolina, Florida and Mississippi to name a few.

"The best part of the recruiting process is experiencing the schools and getting to meet the coaches. The worst part is the fans telling you where to go. Work hard, stay humble and stay hungry is what our team needs to do this season," Dernest Johnson said.

Jernard Pinckney:

Pinckney is a 6-foot-3, 175-pound wide out from Sylvania (OH) Southview high school. He holds offers from numerous schools but keep an eye on Boston College, Cincinnati, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan State.

"The best part of recruiting is being lucky enough to be a part of it. Yet sometimes it can be hectic. Our team must become very close and cohesive, we must use our depth, and stay away from injury," Jernard Pinckney said.

Mekhi Brown:

The No. five ranked defensive end prospect for the class of 2015 checks in from Columbus (GA) Carver high school. Mekhi Brown is a 6-foot-6, 230-pound four star prospect who is currently committed to Alabama.

"It's a awesome and also humbling feeling," Mekhi Brown said. "The best part of recruiting is the attention and how people know who you are when you're around, but the worst part is probably the people that try to bring you down. Three keys things to our season is our offense line, making plays and being consistent."

T.J. Simmons:

T.J. Simmons checks in at 5-foot-11, 187-pounds from Lakeland (Fla.) Lakeland Christian School. He has offers from Florida, Miami and South Florida at this time.

"We must stay together as a team, also have to focus on the future not the past. The process has been quite a experience for me but also fun. I'm just enjoying the process," T.J. Simmons said.

Brandon Polk:

Polk is a 5-foot-10, 160-pound wide receiver with offers from Maryland, Old Dominion, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest to name a few. The Florida coaching staff is showing interest at this time. The Ashburn (VA) Briar Woods high school standout is one of the fastest players in America.

"I have visited Stanford, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. I really enjoyed all of the visits. I am really close with Virginia Tech and Stanford," Brandon Polk said.

Jordan Woods:

Jordan Woods checks in at 6-foot-4, 250-pounds from Ocala (Fla.) Trinity Catholic high school. The 2016 standout holds early offers from Duke, Florida, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, South Carolina and UCF to name a few. Woods talked about how fortunate he feels and what his team needs to do to be successful this season.

"Gods blessing and favor, buying in to the program, hard work and determination, and coming together as a team, leadership," Jordan Woods said.

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