George Pickens (1) Days Until Football

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George Pickens (1) Days Until Football

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High School: Hoover HS, coached by Josh Niblett…Selected to play for Team Flash at the 2019 Under Armour All-American Game, snagging four receptions for 55 yards…247sports.com five-star prospect, #24 prospect nationally, #4 wide receiver nationally, #1 prospect in Alabama…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #6 WR nationally, #54 prospect nationally, #5 prospect in Alabama…Rivals.com five-star prospect, #7 prospect nationally, #2 WR nationally, #1 prospect in Alabama…listed at No. 14 on the USA Today Chosen 25 for the nation’s top overall prospects…honored as a finalist for the 2018 Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 7A Player of the Year Award…named to the 2018 All-USA Alabama First Team offense by the USA Today…helped the Buccaneers to a 9-4 record, the Region 3-7A title and the semifinals of the 2018 AHSAA Class 7A playoffs…finished his senior season with 69 catches for 1,368 yards and 16 TDs to go along with a KO return TD…named to AL.com’s 2018 Super All-State Team and the All-Birmingham First Team offense…competed in the 2018 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game, earning Alabama MVP honors after catching nine passes for 155 yards and two TDs…named to the 2018 MaxPreps All-American Second Team offense…tabbed at No. 6 on AL.com’s 2018 Preseason A-List…part of the Buccaneers’ teams that won back-to-back AHSAA Class 7A State titles in 2017 (11-3) and 2016 (12-2)…as a junior in 2017, he caught 46 passes for 735 yards and five TDs, while adding two punt returns for scores…named to AL.com’s 2017 All-Birmingham Team as an athlete, as well as Class 7A First Team All-State offense by the ASWA, All-USA Alabama First Team offense by the USA Today and AL.com All-State Team Honorable Mention…competed at the Nike’s The Opening Regional camp in Atlanta in July 2017…younger brother Chris Humes played collegiately at Arkansas State and is currently on the CFL’s Winnipeg Bombers roster.

George Pickens (1)
George Pickens (1)

Personal:  Full name:  GEORGE M. PICKENS…intended major:  Unspecified.

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.