The calendar has finally shifted to August, which means that the long wait for football season is almost over. While it’s too early to know exactly what the next few months will bring, it doesn’t hurt to take a guess at what’s to come.
With scrimmages set to begin later this week, here’s an look at names that could be called often throughout the coming season.
QB Aaron McLaughlin, Denmark, Jr.
Former Buford quarterback and Auburn commit led the Wolves to a 21-5 record over his last two seasons, and looks to be a natural fit for Denmark’s spread attack.
RB Jordan Brunson, Denmark, Sr.
Virginia Tech commit led South Forsyth in rushing as a junior, totaling 935 yards and 15 touchdowns.
RB Zach Ogbogu, Denmark, Sr.
Was one of Lambert’s top rushers last year, with 323 yards and three touchdowns.
WR Ze’Vian Capers, Denmark, Sr.
Auburn commit was the county’s top wideout as a junior, racking up 1,182 yards and 11 touchdowns.
WR Nicky Dalmolin, North Forsyth, Sr.
Duke commit will be North’s sole offensive returner, and totaled 514 yards through the air last year.
TE Andrew Harvey, Denmark, Jr.
Totaled 24 catches for 431 yards and a touchdown with the Danes last year.
OL Noah Mallard, Denmark, Sr.
Graded out at 92 percent with 41 pancake blocks as a junior.
OL Daniel Park, Lambert, Sr.
Had 39 pancake blocks as a junior.
OL James Fehr, Sr., and Bryce Cockfield, Sr., South Forsyth
Could be key pieces in a South offense that’s replacing a quarterback and a running back.
OL Marco Ramirez, Forsyth Central, Sr.
Central is replacing part of its offensive line, but believes Ramirez can help lead a more athletic front.
DL Mitch Weber, Forsyth Central, Sr.
Coming off an ACL tear, but has the potential to be one of the most productive defensive players in the county as a senior.
DL Alex Szackacs, Forsyth Central, Sr.
Was highly productive for the Bulldogs as a junior with three sacks, 65 tackles and seven quarterback pressures.
DL Dylan Fairchild, West Forsyth, Jr.
Only played in five games last year, but figures to see a heavier workload as a junior… Has an offer from South Carolina.
LB CJ Ford, Denmark, Sr.
Will be a key addition to the Danes after recording 4.5 sacks and 95 tackles with South Forsyth last year.
LB Nick Carozza, Denmark, Sr.
Eastern Kentucky commit had 73 tackles and an interception as a junior.
LB Jack Hughes, West Forsyth, Sr.
Should be a defensive leader for West this year after racking up 104 tackles, seven sacks and an interception last year.
LB Eli Orr, West Forsyth, Sr.
Recorded 140 total tackles as a junior and figures to be a key part of the Wolverines’ defense.
DB Tyler Cunningham, North Forsyth, Sr.
Only totaled 13 total tackles over five games last year, but will be a key starter on a fairly experienced North defense.
DB Miles Hartsfield, North Forsyth, Sr.
Was a starter in all 10 games for the Raiders in 2018, with 39 total tackles in that span.
DB Matthew Cassandra, Denmark, Sr.
Forced four fumbles and added 59 tackles and an interception for the Danes last year.
DB Anthony Newton, Lambert, Sr.
Totaled 23 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, with six passes defensed as a junior.