November 29, 2011

Dawgs still in it

December is an exciting time for a few Georgia high school football players. The season is over for most of the state's gridiron stars, but for others, dreams are being realized.

Lassiter senior wide receiver Charlie Hegedus falls in to the latter category.

Hegedus' Trojans finished the season with three losses, all which came in region play. They were, by no means, considered favorites in the Georgia High School Association state playoffs.

But after three straight playoff wins over Alpharetta, McEachern, and Martin Luther King, the Trojans find themselves in the state semi-finals against a familiar foe, rival and undefeated Walton High School.

"It feels so great to be where we are right now," Hegedus said. "No one, I mean really no one, thought we would be here right now. So that makes is pretty awesome."

Hegedus has been a big time leader for the Trojans all year, and with 52 catches for 956 yards and 11 touchdowns, he has made their pass-first offense click.

"This season has gone really well," he said. "I've been able to make some plays and some big catches for us."

At 6-foot-2, 195-pounds, Hegedus might be mistaken as solely a big possession receiver, but opposing teams and scouts know he's more than that.

"I can run pretty well," he said. "I ran a 4.42/40 yard dash at MVP camp and a 4.49 at UGA, so I can get deep."

Hegedus is currently a North Carolina State commitment, and while he remains firm to the Wolfpack, there is one offer that could change everything.

"I don't mean any disrespect, but an offer from Georgia would change things for me," he said. "I really like Georgia and have for a while."

While Georgia has seen the Peach State standout at camps, as well as his game film, they still have yet to offer.

It remains to be seen, however, if Georgia will eventually extend that coveted offer to Hegedus if they happen to miss out on one of the select few receiver prospects left on their board.

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