Gadsden area high school football recruits to watch from the 2022 class
Here are some top high school football recruits to watch from the Gadsden area in the class of 2022:
Alex McPherson, Fort Payne
McPherson, who has offers from Florida, LSU and Tennessee, was 10 of 16 on field goal attempts in 2020 with three of his misses from 55 yards or longer and two others being blocked. His season long was from 56 yards. He had 51 of his 58 kickoffs go for touchbacks and was 40 of 41 on PATs. He is the younger brother of Florida’s Evan McPherson, who recently declared for the NFL Draft.
Sawyer Burt, Fort Payne
Burt, who has an offer from Air Force, totaled 304 yards and four touchdowns on 21 receptions in his junior year. He averaged 14.5 yards per catch.
Rodney Johnson, Gadsden City
Johnson, who tweeted that he received his first offer from Troy on Jan. 19, totaled 46 tackles, broke up five passes and two interceptions in arguably the toughest region in the state. Johnson received his second offer this week from Southern Miss.
Others to watch
Austin Estes, Piedmont receiver
Omarion Foster, Piedmont defensive back
Jarvis Hardwick, Etowah defensive back
Carl Henry, Westbrook defensive lineman
Samuel Horton, Gadsden City defensive lineman
Whit Johnson, Cherokee County receiver
Bronson Laney, Fort Payne offensive lineman
CJ Miller, Gadsden City running back
Jacob Sanford, Etowah defensive lineman
Landon Smart, Piedmont linebacker
Damien Ramsey, Cherokee County running back
Aaron Richard, Gadsden City defensive lineman
Tae Wright, Etowah receiver/defensive back
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