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ATLMade 2024: Previewing the Georgia State 2024 Recruiting Class

Updated: Dec 22, 2023

By: Mac Cummings, @SSN_GSU

The Holidays are here and it’s time for us in the Panther Family to open our presents! Check out our 2024 recruiting class below, dubbed “#ATLMade2024”. The player names in italics are those of the transfers the Panthers have coming in. Welcome to the Family, guys!

CJ Beasley

  • RB – 5’9 – 212lbs

  • Maury High School – Norfolk, VA – Coastal Carolina

  • Other Offers: N/A

  • What To Watch For: Shifty back with breakaway speed, great on-field vision to find the holes in the defense, athletic ability to make defenders miss in more ways than one, scored game-clinching TD against GS in 2022 (see image above), was named to All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention in 2022

  • GSU Player Comparison: Tra Barnett

Victoine Brown

  • DL – 6’4 – 241lbs

  • Grayson High School – Loganville, GA – Louisville

  • Other Offers: Charlotte

  • What To Watch For: Quick pass rusher who blows by blockers with elite speed, sheds blocks easily and crashes the run game, didn’t see much action at Louisville so should be fresh and hungry

  • GSU Player Comparison: Kevin Swint

Dominic Johnson

  • IOL – 6’1 – 260lbs

  • Trinity Catholic – Ocala, FL

  • Other Offers: Arkansas State, Bethune-Cookman, Brown, and Bryant

  • What To Watch For: Uses size to gain leverage on defender and then uses power to drive them to the ground, fierce run blocker always looking to hit someone, high motor

  • GSU Player Comparison: Luis Cristobal

Kyrik Mason

  • OT – 6’4 – 290lbs

  • St. Johns – Washington, DC – Monmouth

  • Other Offers: Wagner, Morgan State, Southeast Missouri, Wofford, Bryant, East Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky, Western Carolina, and Delaware State

  • What To Watch For: Elite size and uses it to his advantage, savvy blocker who lets the defenders moves take themselves out of the play, finishes blocks to keep defender out of play

  • GSU Player Comparison: Montavious Cunningham

Avery McFadden

  • ATH – 5’9 – 174lbs

  • Hillcrest High School – Simpsonville, SC

  • Other Offers: Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, James Madison, and Liberty

  • What To Watch For: Speedy WR that uses his quickness to blow by defenders, will likely be used in the screen game predominantly as he is a YAC magician, elite punt/kick returner

  • GSU Player Comparison: Jacari Carter/Tailique Williams

Austin McGee

  • CB – 5’7 – 160lbs

  • Athens Academy – Athens, GA

  • Other Offers: Alabama A&M, Bowling Green, Illinois State, and Middle Tennessee State

  • What To Watch For: Great instincts on defense, seems to always find the ball, a little undersized but plays like a safety, may even see some time at receiver depending on depth

  • GSU Player Comparison: Gavin Pringle

Jules Ney

  • IOL – 6’3 – 285lbs

  • Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School - Rabun Gap, GA

  • Other Offers: Campbell, Wagner, Penn, and Western Carolina

  • What To Watch For: Athleticism to finish blocks downfield in run-block, tenacious blocker that’s not afraid to get his nose dirty, will likely be utilized most when running screens as the sliding guard

  • GSU Player Comparison: Chauncey Kamakea

Recordo Tarver

  • WR – 6’0 – 180lbs

  • Houston County High School – Warner Robbins, GA

  • Other Offers: Central Michigan, Georgia Southern, Massachusetts, and Miami (OH)

  • What To Watch For: Uses speed to blow by defenders and then uses shiftiness to create space during route and after catch, super slippery player that just hard to bring down, could be utilized in the return game to start his career at GSU

  • GSU Player Comparison: LaMarcus Brand

Domonique Thomas

  • RB – 5’8 – 210lbs

  • Ohatchee High School – Ohatchee, AL – Clemson

  • Other Offers: Richmond, Troy, Virginia Tech, Missouri, Memphis, Arkansas State, West Virginia, and UAB

  • What To Watch For: Nicknamed “Quadzilla”, absolute tank of a runner with a high motor, incredibly strong work ethic, could very well end up be a leader of the team, HS coaches had to ask him to stop squatting so much weight so that he wouldn’t lose quickness, Muscle Hamster

  • GSU Player Comparison: Marcus Carroll

Lane Wadle

  • TE – 6’5 – 245lbs

  • Greenfield Central High School – Greenfield, IN

  • Other Offers: UCF, Georgia Tech, Northern Illinois, and Air Force

  • What To Watch For: Has the ideal frame for a TE, not afraid to get in there and run block by moving defenders off the ball, played LB in high school as well so has great feel of the field, underrated quickness, could have immediate impact

  • GSU Player Comparison: Avion McBride

Deuce Walker

  • WR/CB – 5’10 – 185lbs

  • Salisbury High School – Salisbury, NC

  • Other Offers: Campbell, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, and Duke

  • What To Watch For: Set records for WR in HS but was named to Shrine Bowl as DB, father is longtime football coach, great instincts for the ball and is able to finish the play due to him playing receiver too, most likely will not need to wait long to see the field next season

  • GSU Player Comparison: Robert Lewis/Ronald Cooper

Damaine Wilson

  • Edge – 6’2 – 215lbs

  • Coconut Creek High School – Pompano Beach, FL

  • Other Offers: FIU, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Louisiana-Monroe

  • What to watch For: Rare combination of power and speed that wreaks havoc on the field, heat-seeking missile to the ball on just about every play, uses high motor to never give up on play, my prediction for best player from this class

  • GSU Player Comparison: Shamar McCollum

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