Chattahoochee vs. Alpharetta
Alpharetta, Georgia- Fans from both sides came clad from head to toe in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Night. But that was the only thing the fans and teams had in common on this night. These two schools are only five miles apart making for a fierce rivalry. Chattahoochee would Strike early and often thanks to three first half turnovers. But it was Arizona State bound Joshua Dobbs using his feet, not his arm in leading Alpharetta, GA to a 21 to 19 come from behind victory.
The Cougars were able to take advantage of an early Alpharetta, GA fumble turning it into three points with 8:36 left in the first quarter. Dobbs then threw a pick in Chattahoochee territory which was eventually turned into a 5-yard touchdown run by signal caller Travis Marshall early in the second quarter.
Dobbs would then lead a nice drive for the Raiders just before the half making the score 9 to 7 with 1:41 left on the clock. The Cougars would then go three and out but star receiver Carlos Burse would misplay a punt setting Chattahoochee up for a 29-yard field goal just before the end of the half.
On the first Alpharetta possession of the second half Dobbs would make three runs of over 19 yards breaking tackles left and right to give the Raiders their first lead of the game at 14 to 12. Chattahoochee seemed out of sync offensively again going three and out. This time Dobbs capped off an Alpharetta drive with a 12-yard touchdown run giving the Raiders a 21 to 12 lead.
Marshall would get the Cougar offense back in gear in the fourth quarter orchestrating a nice drive which ended in a touchdown with 9:36 left in the contest. That would end up being the last score for either team. The Raider defensive line would put constant pressure on Marshall forcing a last gasp pass that would be intercepted with under a minute to play.
Alpharetta, GA improved to (4-3/3-1) and will travel to Lambert, GA (5-2/2-2). A win by the Raiders will ensure a playoff spot in AAAAAA. The Hooch drops to (4-3/2-2) and host undefeated West Forsyth (7-0/4-0). They will need to be prepared to stop the powerful Wing-T offense lead by NUC alum and Middle Tennessee State commit AJ Erdely.
Colin Lisa*, WR, 5-9/180 (2014)
Stats/Highlights: He had three catches all in the second half for 65 yards.
Assets: Lisa runs sharp routes using an excellent plant foot and a good head and shoulder fake. He attacks the ball with his hands not allowing it to get to his body. His body control is also very good which allows him to make plays on balls thrown behind him.
Development: He came oh so close to making a spectacular catch in the end zone. Lisa will need to improve his top end speed in order to make more yards after the catch.
Recruiting: Starting to receive interest from colleges around the region.
Travis Marshall, QB, 6-4/190 (2013)
Stats/Highlights: Marshall completed 12 of 22 passes for 172 yards and one score versus one pick. He also ran for over 20 yards and one score.
Assets: Marshall has excellent height and throws a pretty ball that is very catchable. He is mobile enough to make unscripted yards and buy extra time in the pocket. The ball comes out of his hands with nice spin and velocity.
Development: At times he struggled with accuracy. He needs to do a better job of squaring his shoulders up towards his intended target.
Recruiting: Navy Commit
Brian Sykes*, LB/S, 6-1/205 (2013)
Stats/Highlights: Sykes was in on six tackles and one TFL in the game.
Assets: This prospect caught my before the game even started. Sykes has excellent overall body structure and definitely looks the part of a DI prospect. He proved to have good lateral movement and was able to close the gap between him and the intended target in a blink of an eye. Sykes does a good job of sinking his hips and running through ball carrier. Any college looking for an athletic LB/S hybrid should call on Coach Crowder at Chattahoochee and ask about this kid.
Development: He needs to keep his head up prior to striking his target. Sykes could also do a better job of wrapping up the ball carrier. To play linebacker at the next kevel he will need to add about 20 pounds while maintaining his overall athleticism.
Recruiting: I am not sure at this time.
George Adeosun, OL, 6-5/300 (2013)
Stats/Highlights: Adeosun played right offensive tackle the whole game.
Assets: Adeosun is surely light on his feet for a big man. He has excellent overall body structure and could project at three different positions along the offensive line. He was at his best dropping in his pass set with could flex in his knees and the ability to change direction. This player wants to go to an academic school that has a good law program.
Development: He could work on running his feet after contact at the point of attack. Don't just seal off would-be tacklers but pummel them into submission. I definitely think he is a legit DI prospect.
Recruiting: He currently has offers from Holy Cross and Harvard.
Carlos Burse, WR, 6-2/190 (2013)
Stats/Highlights: Burse had three catches for 53 yards all in the first half.
Assets: Burse has good size for a receiver and uses his hands to catch the ball at its highest point. He was most impressive after the catch because he demonstrated the strength and leg drive to break tackles. His body control is also very good allowing him to make plays on underthrown balls.
Development: Burse has to be more consistent watching the ball into his hands before turning up field. I do not think he will be a punt returner in college but if so when fielding punts stay away if the ball hits the ground in traffic. He is a great pickup for the Commodores.
Recruiting: Vanderbilt Commit
Joshua Dobbs*, QB, 6-2/190
Stats/Highlights: Dobbs completed 20 of 35 passes for 284 yards and one interception. He also ran for over 100 yards and a touchdown.
Assets: This guy has it all for a pro-style quarterback. He has the height, arm, and footwork to become very successful at the next level. Dobbs has a nice smooth throwing motion and he can make every throw required of him in college. Just as important is his ability to make unscripted yards with his feet. I have little doubt that he is one of the top signal callers in the Southeast.
Development: His one mistake was looking down his intended target on his interception. Dobbs could also add some more muscle mass which will improve his durability. Outside of that this guy sees the whole field and uses a plethora of receivers. Great pick up for Arizona State!
Recruiting: Arizona State Commit
D'Von Isaac*, DL, 6-4/280
Stats/Highlights: Isaac was in on six tackles, 3 TFL's, two sacks, and one QBH from his interior defensive line position.
Assets: Isaac is a big body that is hard to move off the ball. He constantly keeps his feet moving and uses his hands effectively to keep offensive lineman off his body. What really stood out was his hustle, heart, and desire to never give up on a play. And that is why he was able to make several key plays in the Chattahoochee backfield. Personally I think he is a better offensive line prospect but the kid has definitely improved his body shape and athleticism over the last two years.
Development: He could still work on his flexibility in the hip and knees. This will help him pick his feet up quicker thus improving his closing time. I will say this about Isaac; he has a personal trainer and is preparing to play either side of the ball. I call that pretty darn smart.
Recruiting: He has offers from Bowling Green, FIU, Marshall, Memphis, Troy, and Utah State.
Naim Mustafaa, DL, 6-4/230 (2013)
Stats/Highlights: Mustafaa was in on six tackles and four sacks from his defensive end position.
Assets: Mustafaa has the long arms and height desired in a hybrid DE/LB. He does a nice job of using his hands to keep the offensive lineman off his body. His speed is above average allowing him to chase plays all over the field. But what really stood out in this game was the fact that he never gave up pursuing the ball. That is why he was able to record four sacks.
Development: He needs to work on better pad level at the point of attack and getting rid of the offensive lineman quicker. Using better leverage and playing half a man will surely help him become the complete DE/LB hybrid pass rusher.
Recruiting: Georgia Commit
Others who impressed: Daniel Clements, WR, Alpharetta (2014); Andre Harton, WR, Alpharetta (2014); CJ Leggett, RB Chattahoochee (2014); Rodney Morris, WR/TE, Alpharetta (2013); Blake Rowlinson*, WR, Alpharetta (2013); DeAndre Wise, OL, Alpharetta (2013).