Locust Grove’s Cortez McDowell and Stockbridge’s Kendarius Webster, who are two of Georgia’s best defensive players, only have to confirm their decisions.
Ranked No. 30 on Rivals.com Georgia Postseason Top 85, McDowell, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound safety, will sign with Tennessee after committing before the 2013 season began.
McDowell finished with 92 tackles (48 solo), three interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. On offense, he had seven touchdown catches and nine TDs in all.
Also ranked on Rivals.com Georgia Postseason Top 85 list but at the No. 40 slot is Webster. The 6-foot, 177-pound cornerback verbally committed to Mississippi in November and will officially sign next week.
However, there will be at least one surprise on Signing Day since ELCA’s Andrew Williams will make his decision between Auburn, Clemson and Ole Miss.
The 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end, who is ranked No. 21 on Rivals.com Postseason Top 85, narrowed his long list of Division-I offers down to those three schools.
Teammate and quarterback Dalton Etheridge has already made his decision to attend Jacksonville State and just has to sign his letter of intent.
Others in the county ready to sign are Stockbridge running back Maetron Thomas (Charlotte), teammates Cam Gordon (Miles College) and Javon Brandon (Tennessee State), Union Grove’s Caleb Ham (Fordham), Eagle’s Landing’s Corey Holloway (Western Carolina) and Luella’s Steve Osondu (Presbyterian).
Ham, who was recruited to defensive back, also had 561 receiving yards and six touchdown catches this past season.
Holloway, whose verbal commitment was announced on Jan. 21, racked up 1,093 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
His teammates Bradley Dewberry and Sedrick Palmer had not made a decision at press time. During an earlier interview, Dewberry said he was pondering offers from Samford, Presbyterian and Eastern Illinois. He also recently took a trip to Western Carolina with Holloway.
Meanwhile, Palmer recently made a trip to Southern University.