Loganville, Georgia’s Grayson High School is one of the top producers of college football talent in the country. The school puts out a handful of prominent college recruits per year, if not more. In a few weeks, four more blue-chip players from Grayson will make their college decisions, all at the same time. Some are referring to the group as the “Grayson Four.”
The four players are all ranked in the top 200 of 247Sports’ composite rankings. All are four or five-star players via 247’s composite recruiting rankings. On May 1, when the Grayson Four is set to commit, all eyes in the recruiting world will be on the Atlanta area. The group is set to commit live on local television.
The four players will make their decisions from a sports bar near the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park. More, from 247Sports:
Those commitments were announced at the Sports and Social at Suntrsdefeust Park (Atlanta Braves Stadium), and on May 1, four highly sought after recruits from Loganville (Ga.) Grayson High School are also set to go public with their college choice together at Sports and Social.
Kevin Harris, Kenyatta Watson II, Owen Pappoe and Wanya Morris will announce their commitments live on Atlanta’s Fox 5 news. The decision and ability to do live on TV was set in place last week and now those decisions will take place that evening.
Here is where each member of the Grayson Four could commit:
Owen Pappoe is a five-star outside linebacker, ranked No. 7 overall in the class. He’s the No. 1 player at his position in the country, and No. 2 in Georgia overall. His home-state Bulldogs are a potential favorite, and expected to be a finalist here, with 63-percent of 247 crystal ball votes going to Kirby Smart’s program. Auburn is also a strong contender, and he is taking visits to Penn State and Texas coming up. He also recently visited LSU.
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Offensive tackle Wanya Morris is the second-ranked player of this group out of Loganville. He is No. 42 overall, and No. 6 at both his position and in Georgia.
Morris is down to two teams: Auburn and Tennessee.
— •K I N G👑 (@wanyamorris64) March 6, 2018
His full note:
“First off I want to thank god, my mother and all the family and coaches who helped me on my journey. I also wanna thank the schools who recruited me throughout the who process. In that being said im narrowing down to my final 2 schools.”
50-percent of crystal ball predictions are in for Tennessee, with 20-percent going to other, and the rest as cloudy or to Georgia.
Third up is Kevin Harris, a four-star defensive end and the No. 68 player in the country. He is the No. 4 weak-side defensive end in the class of 2019 and the No. 9 player in Georgia. He’s down to three schools, per the 247 report:
“Bama, LSU, and Miami,” Harris said Tuesday. “I am going to Miami this weekend as an unofficial visit. LSU will get an official on the 27th.”
Clemson is actually the favorite per the crystal ball, but obviously it doesn’t sound like the Tigers are still in it. Alabama and LSU each have 27-percent of the votes.
The final member of the Grayson Four is Kenyatta Watson. He’s a four-star defensive back ranked No. 187 in the country. He was previously committed to Florida State.
He is slotted in at No. 11 among safeties in the class of 2019, and No. 22 in Georgia. Texas and Notre Dame are his two finalists.
Kenyatta Watson II, coming off a big performance at the Nike Opening Regional in Charlotte on Sunday is down to two teams, Texas and Notre Dame.
“Just because of how the (Texas) coaches are, they way they are connected to me and my family, plus they play in a great conference for defensive backs to play in,” Watson said.
(Why Notre Dame) “It is the same with the coaching staff, Coach (Todd) Lyght has done everything thing I hope to do one day. I think he would be a great mentor to me and if I were to make it to the NFL, he would be good there too.“
There’s a good chance that every member of the Grayson Four heads to a different school, adding to the intrigue here. May 1 is going to be a big one for everyone following recruiting for the schools involved in these four recruitments.