Nakobe Dean (17) Days Until Football

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Nakobe Dean (17) Days Until Football

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2019:  Enrolled at UGA in January and participated in Spring drills…had five tackles in the annual G-Day intrasquad game…Named by National Football Foundation as a member of its inaugural “Team of Distinction,” recognizing high school scholar-athletes for their combination of athletic and academic performances, as well as service to their communities. 

High School:  Horn Lake HS, coached by Brad Boyette…2018 High School Butkus Award winner as the nation’s top prep LB…selected for the 2019 Under Armour All-America Game…chosen as the 2018-19 Gatorade High School Football Player in Mississippi… USA Today All-USA first team and listed at No. 15 on the USA Today pre-season Chosen 25…247Sports.com five-star prospect…ranked as the #1 ILB nationally, #14 overall prospect nationally and the #1 prospect in Mississippi…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, #13 nationally and a member of the Top 150 Dream Team…Rivals.com five-star prospect, ranked #19 nationally, #1 ILB and #1 in Mississippi…ESPN.com four-star prospect, #23 nationally, #3 OLB, #11 in the Southeast and #1 in Mississippi…Led Horn Lake to a 15-0 season, No. 1 state ranking and the 2018 MHSAA Class 6A State title, the first in Horn Lake’s history…2018 Mississippi Mr. Football for Class 6A…2018 National Lineman of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Atlanta…had 175 total tackles, along with 26 tackles for loss, seven sacks, three INTs and two forced fumbles as a senior…also had nine TDs as an RB for the Eagles…selected to represent the Team Elite team in Nike’s The Opening 2018 Finals…tallied 147 total stops, 25 TFLs and nine sacks as a junior…racked up 438 total tackles, 61.5 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, six INTs and 12 total TDs in his Horn Lake career…also competed on varsity baseball, basketball and track teams at different points in high school.

Nakobe Dean
Nakobe Dean
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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.