2019 Way-Too-Early Preseason Super 25 Football Rankings

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2019 Way-Too-Early Preseason Super 25 Football Rankings


2019 Way-Too-Early Preseason Super 25 Football Rankings


Grayson (Ga.) football players run onto the field. (Photo: Magic Moment Photography)

20. Grayson
Location: Loganville, Ga.
18-19 Record: 10-3
Final Super 25 Rank: Unranked

Why them: Losing players to graduation can be tough to overcome. Grayson will undoubtedly feel the effects of losing its starting quarterback, top rusher and top receiver, but this opens the door for a few younger guys to come through.

CJ Dixon appears primed to be the next starting quarterback. A four-star pro-style passer, Dixon already has offers from Alabama, Florida and Georgia. He threw 41 passes last year; look for him to make his mark. As for the running backs, losing Jonathan Halyard is unfortunate, but four-star Phil Mafah actually averaged more yards per carry on 89 touches. He could break out this season. The receiver group has a couple question marks, but keep an eye on 2021 WR Jamal Haynes, who had 15 receptions for 221 yards.

The defensive side has larger losses that will be even tougher to overcome. Grayson graduates its nine leading tacklers from last season, notably five-star Owen Pappoe. The Rams had four players with at least 13.5 tackles for loss and five with at least four sacks. All are graduating. Can Grayson find defensive players to step up, too?


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