Lawrence, Forristall honored by USA Today

Accolades continue to roll in for the 2015 Cartersville Purple Hurricanes football team. Sophomore quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, was selected Offensive Player of the Year for the USA TODAY All-USA Georgia football team released this weekend. Senior tight end teammate and Alabama commit, Miller Forristall, was also selected to the All-USA Georgia second team offense.

Here is the release: USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Georgia Football Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.

For more, see the complete list of American Family Insurance ALL-USA state teams, click here.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Rush Propst, Colquitt County (Moultrie)

With Propst at the helm, Colquitt County has been literally unstoppable the past two seasons, going 15-0 each year en route to consecutive Class AAAAAA state crowns. The 30-game winning streak is the third longest in state history. Colquitt County finished the season ranked No. 2 in the Super 25.


OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville

Lawrence led Cartersville to a perfect 15-0 season capped by the Class AAAA state title. He totaled 3,522 yards through the air with a ridiculous 42:4 touchdown to interception ratio. Widely regarded as the nation’s top gunslinger in the Class of 2018, Lawrence already has offers from the likes of Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Michigan and Tennessee.

First Team

QB Trevor Lawrence (6-5, 193, So.), Cartersville

RB Sheldon Evans (5-11, 205, Jr.), Roswell

RB Russell Halimon (5-9, 180, Sr.), Allatoona (Acworth)

WR Kyle Davis (6-2, 225, Sr.), Archer (Lawrenceville)

WR Randrecous Davis (5-11, 180, Sr.), Mays (Atlanta)

TE Charlie Woerner (6-5, 220, Sr.), Rabun County (Tiger)

OL Chris Barnes (6-3, 275, Sr.), Lee County (Leesburg)

OL Ben Cleveland (6-6, 325, Sr.), Stephens County (Toccoa)

OL Devin Cochran (6-7, 305, Sr.), Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross)

OL Robert Kraeling (6-8, 250, Sr.), Prince Avenue Christian (Bogart)

OL E.J. Price (6-6, 513, Sr.), Archer (Lawrenceville)

Second Team

QB Jake Fromm (6-3, 220, Jr.), Houston County (Warner Robins, Ga.)

RB Sam Jackson (5-10, 180, Sr.), McEachern (Powder Springs)

RB Colby Wood (5-9, 172, So.), Jefferson

WR Quintez Cephus (6-2, 185, Sr.), Stratford Academy (Macon)

WR Kiel Pollard (6-1, 230, Sr.), Colquitt County (Moultrie)

TE Miller Forristall (6-3, 215, Sr.), Cartersville

Forristall caught 57 passes for 902 yards, an average of 15.8 yards. His longest play went for 56 yards and he scored 11 touchdowns.

OL Robbie Bell (6-5, 270, Sr.), Mill Creek (Hoschton)

OL Timothy Coleman (6-2, 290, Sr.), Pace Academy (Atlanta)

OL Netori Johnson (6-5, 330, Jr.), Cedar Grove (Ellenwood)

OL Chris Martin (6-2, 260, Sr.), Grayson

OL Chandler Reeves (6-6, 255, Sr.), Eagle’s Landing Christian (McDonough)


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Derrick Brown, Lanier (Sugar Hill)

Already firmly entrenched as the best defensive lineman in Georgia, Brown made the case that he should be considered the No. 1 D-line recruit in the nation with a spectacular senior season. Brown recorded 106 tackles (42 for loss), 12 sacks, two fumble recoveries, an interception and a blocked punt this fall. The U.S. Army All-American has a top five of Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, Mississippi State and Tennessee.

First Team

DL Derrick Brown (6-4, 318, Sr.), Lanier (Sugar Hill)

DL Antonneous Clayton (6-4, 220, Sr.), Dooly County (Vienna)

DL Antwuan Jackson (6-2, 305, Sr.), Cedar Grove (Ellenwood)

DL Julian Rochester (6-5, 315, Sr.), McEachern (Powder Springs)

LB Jaleel Laguins (6-1, 210, Sr.), Oconee County (Watkinsville)

LB Tre Lamar (6-3, 240, Sr.), Roswell

LB Elysee Mbem-Bosse (6-2, 230, Sr.), Cedar Grove (Ellenwood)

DB Mecole Hardman (5-10, 175, Sr.), Elbert County (Bowman)

DB Richard LeCounte (5-11, 175, Jr.), Liberty County (Hinesville)

DB Demetris Robertson (6-0,180, Sr.), Savannah Christian (Savannah)

DB Nigel Warrior (5-11, 188, Sr.), Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee)

Second Team

DL Deandre Gardenhire (6-2, 195, Sr.), Camden County (Kingsland)

DL Tomon Fox (6-3, 235, Sr.), Collins Hill (Suwanee)

DL Tyler Vernon (6-4, 235, Sr.), Mill Creek (Buford)

DL Charles Wiley (6-2, 240, Sr.), Stockbridge

LB Jaden Hunter (6-3, 205, Jr.), Westlake (Atlanta)

LB Jamie Skalski (6-0, 230, Sr.), Northgate (Newnan)

LB Dee Walker (6-3, 210, Sr.), Colquitt County (Moultrie)

DB DeAngelo Gibbs (6-3, 205, Jr.), Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee)

DB Jordan Griffin (6-1, 175, Sr.), Jonesboro

DB Xavier McKinney (6-1, 185, Jr.), Roswell

DB Jamyest Williams (5-9, 170, Sr.), Archer (Lawrenceville)


K Sam Sloman (5-10, 165, Sr.), Pace Academy (Atlanta)

Recent posts