Georgia State football continues to make inroads on the recruiting trail this summer as the coaching staff has extended offers to four prospects for the 2012 cycle. Offensive tackle Jackson Buonamia, quarterback Trent Thompson, offensive tackle/defensive tackle Josh Brown, linebacker Jatavis Brown and wide receiver Rokeem Williams now hold grants in aid for the downtown Atlanta school.
Buonamia is a 6'3, 280lbs offensive lineman who has played both tackle and guard positions at Brookwood HS. He protected current Georgia State freshman quarterback Ben McClane and comes highly recommended. He projects as a guard on the collegiate level and has good drive and solid hands. Jackson also holds offers from Buffalo, Arkansas State, Ball State and an academic package to Air Force.
Thompson is a 6'2, 180lbs left handed pro style quarterback from McEachern HS. He is a tall, left-handed signal caller who is very good at throwing on the run. Trent heads into his third year as the starting quarterback for the Indians. He also was an attendee of the Bill Curry prospect camp and had a tremendous showing leading to the increased interest. This is Trent's first scholarship offer.
Brown is a 6'4, 262lbs defensive tackle prospect from South Aiken HS. He played along the offensive line and defensive tackle in 2010 but projects as a defensive tackle/nose guard in the Panther 3-4 scheme. He has the frame to easily play at 285-290lbs with college level strength and conditioning.
Brown is a 6'1, 190lbs linebacker prospect out of Glades Central HS in Belle Glade, FL. The coaching staff is very familiar with the area of Florida called "The Muck" as DB coach Anthony Midget is from the area as are current Panthers OL B Robert Ferguson and WR-P Bo Schlechter. Rumors spread back in February that Brown may have committed to Miami after a strong showing at the ‘Canes Junior Day but Brown confirmed he had not received an offer. Jatavis does also hold an offer from East Carolina, Marshall and FCS Illinois State.
Williams is a 6'2, 190lbs wide receiver from Williston Elko HS and is considered one of the top offensive weapons in the state of South Carolina. He has tremendous speed and very good agility on a growing frame. He put up impressive stats in 2010 with 36 catches for 805 yards and 7 touchdowns. Rokeem also holds an offer from Miami (OH) and has increasing interest from Clemson and East Carolina.
Georgia State is expected to sign between 15-18 players in the 2012 recruiting cycle.