In the class of 2004 the state of Georgia produced a large number of top tier defensive ends. However, the pool for defensive lineman overall could be deeper in 2005.
Folkston (Ga.) Charlton County 6-foot-5, 240 pound defensive end Justin Mincey is one of the South’s most dominating figures and he has the offers to prove it.
“I have gotten offers from Florida, Georgia and Penn State all in the last three weeks,” Mincey said.
“Florida was the first to offer. They called my coach and told me that the written offer was on the way and it go there the next day. About four days later a Fed-Ex truck pulled up at my house and it had the written offer from Georgia.”
Mincey posted 89 tackles and seven sacks as a junior. He has a 255 pound bench press, squats 455 pounds, has a 300 pound power clean and can vertical jump 38 inches. He plans to take the SAT this month.
“My high school coach and I are going down to Gainesville in about two weeks to Florida’s first spring practice. That is one reason I like Florida so much, it is just right down the road, literally.”
Mincey, who runs the 40 yard dash in 4.65 seconds, was named first team all-state, all-region and all-area.
“It felt really great to get that first offer under my belt. Now I can start to concentrate on school and becoming a better player now that I know I have gotten my first offer.”
Mincey is one of six Georgia prospects that was named to the early Rivals 100 team.