ATLANTA, Ga., -- J.P. Vonashek was not one of the more well-known Peach State prospects entering the week at the RisingSeniors.com Georgia Junior Bowl.
But he might be by the time the event ends.
A 6-feet-6, 255-pound right offensive tackle from Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County, Vonashek arguably has been among the most pleasant surprises during practices in preparation for Friday's game, which will be shown live on ESPN3.
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"I just want to compete against the best and enjoy it," Vonashek said. "I want to see where I'm at in Georgia. Georgia is one of the best states for football. I think I've done pretty good. I've actually played against a lot of the defensive ends before."
Thus far, Vonashek is without an offer. But he suspects that will change, and possibly in the very near future.
"Tennessee, USF, Michigan State and Georgia are all recruiting me heavily," Vonashek said. "I think Georgia may offer soon. They told me I'm looking good, I'm getting into better shape and stuff, and to keep doing what I'm doing. They want me to go [to junior day]."
Vonashek recently transferred from Brunswick (Ga.) Glynn Academy to Camden County, which is one of the state's most successful large-school programs. At his new school, he'll be tasked with protecting 2013 Georgia quarterback commit Brice Ramsey. This week's experience figures to help him with that.
"The stance is different this week," Vonashek said. "I'm in the two point and I'm used to the three point because we ran the ball a lot. But I'm adjusting. I think I've held my own out there."