Long County football players Jamin Davis and Tariq Carpenter continue to draw preseason recognition.
On Aug. 3, the seniors were named to the Class AAA All-State Football Team by Georgia High School Dailey and MaxPreps. Davis was recognized as a linebacker and Carpenter as a defensive back.
Long County joined Westminster High and Morgan County as the only schools in the state to have at least two players named to the defensive squad.
On Aug. 10, Davis and Carpenter followed by being name to the WJCL Big 22 Preseason Team recognizing the top 22 players in the area.
According to MaxPreps, Davis led the Blue Tide 2015 defense with 131 tackles and three sacks over 10 games. The three-star college prospect is rated by ESPN as the 46th best outside linebacker in the nation. According to 24-7 Sports, Davis has received offers to play for Georgia Tech, Tulane, Southern Mississippi, Louisville, Georgia State, Central Florida, Purdue, North Carolina State and Kentucky. Davis has given a commitment to play for the Wildcats in 2017.
As a safety, Carpenter was second on the team in tackles in 2015 having 64 over 10 games., according to MaxPreps. 24-7 Sports reports Carpenter has received offers from Central Florida, Massachusetts, Memphis State, North Carolina State, Tulane, Mercer, Liberty, Middle Tennessee State, Samford, Georgia State, Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech. The three-star recruit is ranked as the 42nd best safety in the nation for the 2017 class. Carpenter committed to play for Central Florida in April.
Davis and Carpenter will join the rest of the LCHS team to kick off the season on Aug. 26 when the Blue Tide face Islands High School in Savannah at 7:30 p.m.