May 9, 2010

Buford squad still loaded with talent

BUFORD - Recently, UGASports dropped by Buford High School to check on arguably the state's most successful prep program over the past 10 years.

The Wolves captured the Class AA state championship last year, beating Calhoun 13-10 in the Georgia Dome and once again feature a number of young players projected to become successful contributors on the collegiate level.

Below, UGASports spoke to some of these rising stars:

Dillon Lee, outside linebacker, 6-4, 220, Class of 2012: The younger brother of Georgia offensive lineman Dallas Lee, the rising junior has started to receive a few letters from schools, including ones from Georgia and Auburn. … Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, recently maxed out at 315 pounds on bench press (three reps) and squatted 365 (four times). … Expects to attend summer camp at Georgia and North Carolina, with possible trips to Alabama and Auburn. … Likes "Party in the USA" by Molly Cyrus.
Best football memory: "It was this past year when we won the state title. We might not have been as great as years past, and we did lose a game. There were a lot of people who doubted us but we still won state (13-10 over Calhoun), even though it was a close game."

Eric Barr, athlete, 5-8, 171 pounds, Class of 2011: The versatile Barr plays a number of positions for Buford, including tailback and wide receiver. He also starts on defense, where he plays free safety. … Has not heard from any colleges yes, but likes LSU and Georgia. … Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds. … Patterns himself after Percy Harvin. … Says not many people know he listens to country music sometimes.
Best Football Memory: "We were playing Avondale and we were up just 6-0 at the half, but we came back and I scored three touchdowns, back-to-back-to-back. It was a muddy game, hard to run, but we stuck to the running game and got the job done."

Seon Jones, running back, 5-8, 180, Class of 2011: Jones said he'll primarily play running back for the Wolves this fall. …Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds. … Has yet to receive an offer, but plans on attending camp at Wake Forest this summer. … Missed even games last year after spraining his ankle in the season opener. … Maxes out on the bench at 275 pounds and 325 in the squad. … Doesn't like rollercoasters.
Best Football Memory: "There was a game last year when I scored five touchdowns and had about 300 yards."

Alex Ross, quarterback, 6-1, 197, Class of 2011: A dual-threat performer, Ross has yet to receive any offers but is drawing interest from such schools at Troy, Vanderbilt and South Carolina. … A Georgia fan growing up, his favorite player in Brett Favre. … Ross states he can throw accurately from 40 yards and can air it out 65. … Plans on attending Georgia' Senior Camp, and will possibly visit Clemson, South Carolina, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt as well.
Best Football Memory: "Definitely our playoff game against Fitzgerald. It was crazy. Definitely the most intense game I have every played in."

C.J. Moore, cornerback/wide receiver/running back, 5-9, 150, Class of 2012: One of the fastest players on his team, Moore said he's been timed as low as 4.3 in the 40-yard dash. … The rising junior has yet to receive any offers, but attended G-Day at Georgia where he spoke briefly to Bulldog coaches. … A native of California, Moore moved to Georgia when he was 11 years ago.
Best Football Memory: "No doubt the state championship game. The whole game was great, probably the best I played all season."

Nathan Staub, linebacker/fullback, 6-2, 21, Class of 2012: Another up-and-comer, who with two more years of high school ball, has plenty of time to develop into an excellent college prospect. … Big fan of Auburn after his father played baseball for the Tigers while his uncle played on the football team. … Smart player, who loves to play physical.
Best Football Memory - "Last year's state championship."

Rick Legrant, fullback/defensive end, 6-0, 205, Class of 2012: Versatile player who may be moved to tailback. … Only a rising junior, Legrant has yet to receive any offers. … Grew up a Florida fan, but attended one of Georgia's recent spring practices and came back impressed. … Will attend an upcoming camp at Florida. … Says he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds.
Best Football Memory: "My best memory was against Avondale. We were up by three touchdowns when they put me in and I had like a 63-yard run; I broke seven tackles."

Paris Head, safety/wide receiver, 6-0 . 165, Class of 2012: Projects as safety in college. … Grew up a big fan of Tennessee, but also a big fan of Alabama coach Nick Saban. … Has received letters of interest from Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Best Football Memory : "It was probably the state championship game. We were winning 13-10 with two minutes left. We had the ball at the 35 and Coach called a pitch-pass. It's something we had worked on all week. It was thrown a little behind me; the DB interfered but I was still able to catch it for the first down and that pretty much let us ice the game."

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