McEachern High School (Powder Springs, Ga.) will play host to the third annual Elite Junior Classic, a showcase of some of the top rising prospects in the state of Georgia.
The event begins on Sunday and culminates in a head-to-head game on Tuesday. Below are some of the top names to become familiar with in the coming days.
LeAnthony Williams, Jr., 4-star cornerback, Roswell
Williams is regarded as one of the top cornerbacks in 2017. His offer list has grown to 18, with Florida, Alabama and Clemson, among others, highlighting the list.Williams told SEC Country two weeks ago that he had heard from one-time Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. He is expecting to hear from Kirby Smart some time soon, if he hasn’t already.
Aubrey Solomon, 4-star defensive tackle, Lee County
One of the top defensive tackles in the country, Solomon has reported offers from Alabama, Auburn and Florida State, among others. At 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, Solomon is a coveted prospect in next year’s recruiting class. In early December, he released a list of top schools and included Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Ole Miss, Alabama and Auburn, among others.
Bailey Hockman. 4-star quarterback, McEachern
Hockman, one of the top passers in 2017, reopened his recruitment less than two weeks ago when he backed away from his pledge to Georgia. Since then, he’s picked offers from Michigan and Arizona State. He’s reported offers from Alabama and Auburn, among others.
Leonard Warner, 4-star outside linebacker, Brookwood
Warner, a four-star linebacker, has already reported offers from several powerhouse SEC programs, including Georgia, Alabama and Auburn. Rated as the No. 9 outside linebacker next year, Warner is one of the fastest-rising prospects in Georgia. Three months ago, he told DawgNation he was being heavily recruited by the Bulldogs.
Xavier McKinney, 4-star safety, Roswell
The Alabama commit is one of the most talented recruits participating in the Elite Junior Classic. McKinney is certainly a name to keep an eye on in the coming months. In a recent interview with SEC Country, McKinney was unhappy with Smart’s departure. “It’s his decision,” McKinney said. “I kind of hate that he left. It is what it is. It’s a business. I’ll leave it at that.” The 6-foot safety holds an offer from the Bulldogs, and he’s still likely a target on Smart’s big board in Athens.