Central Georgia all stars have one last chance to shine

Northeast high school is currently home of the West.

The West all star team, that is. Helmet stickers from all over central Georgia bobbed and weaved through drills on a December afternoon, four days after the regular season ended.

Warner Robins quarterback Caden Johnston accounted for 22 touchdowns this season. He's among the ranks of 106 seniors in the Georgia Sports Alliance all star game.

"Coming here to experience this with all these other guys, it's great fun getting to meet them. Hear their stories, what they do," said Johnston.

His career passing yards, at just over 2,300, are third best in Warner Robins history. Johnston has drawn attention from several division two teams. The all star game is just another chance to prove himself to recruiters.

"The neat experience that you get from playing with all these guys, it's probably more so [about] that, but recruiting is definitely a positive out of it."

Howard High School is base camp for the East.

Shaunkendrick Brown represents Bleckley County High School. He played both ways for the Royals, and says the learning curve on offense is a big part of all star week.

"I've been in a wing-T. We're learning the spread now. I have to go back and learn new steps," Brown said.

He also hopes to educate recruiters about what he can do on the field. The 6'3, 215 pounder is yet to hear from any colleges.

"Just trying to do my best so I can get some colleges looking at me."

Should his football career end this weekend, Brown has basketball to lean on. He plays center for Bleckley County. What's his last option, in case athletics don't work out?

"If I don't go to college, I'll probably go to the Air Force."

He'll stay grounded for now. There's still work to do on the gridiron.

The GSA all star game kicks off at 1 pm on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at the Ed Defore Sports Complex.

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