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Roundtree gets pre-season accolades

Posted: August 12, 2014 - 11:13pm  |  Updated: August 13, 2014 - 2:22am
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Lakeside safety Rashad Roundtree continues to garner plenty of attention heading into his senior campaign on the gridiron. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound safety was recently named to the Class AAAAA Pre-Season All-State Team by Maxprep’s Georgia High School Football Daily. Roundtree was the only Columbia County player named to the team.

He also could become the first Columbia County player to ever be named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Super 11. The AJC, in conjunction with Georgia High School Football Daily, will unveil this year’s “Super 11” on Friday.

The Super 11 has been featured annually since 1985 and highlights the top 11 players in Georgia.

This year, Georgia High School Football Daily is doing a countdown to the Super 11, and recently announced the top 22 players still in the running to make the prestigious final 11. Well, Roundtree made the cut.

They highlighted his being named 1st Team All-State in 2013 and the fact that he was the Region 2-AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year. 24/7 Sports currently has Roundtree rated as the No. 9 prospect in the state and the No. 5 safety in the nation.

Two other local players are among the Final 22 leading into Friday’s big announcement of the Super 11.

Aquinas running back Ruben Garnett and Washington County quarterback/ defensive back A.J. Gray have each made the cut so far. Garnett led Aquinas to the Class A Private State Title a year ago and was the Class A Offensive Player of the Year.

He rushed for 1,928 yards and amassed 279 yards receiving.

He also had 58 tackles on defense. Garnett is rated as the No. 90 prospect in Georgia and the No. 32 running back in the nation.

Gray was a first team All-State selection as a defensive back, but also threw for 1,913 yards and rushed for 1,324 yards as he led Washington County to a 13-1 mark.

Gray has committed to Georgia Tech and is ranked as the state’s No. 68 prospect and the No. 42 safety in the nation by 24/7 Sports.

 

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See a profile of Rashad Roundtree, above/Page 16

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