McIntosh defeated Northgate this night, and Northgate went on to defeat a couple of tough teams in the tough Region 3-AAAA. Robert Trotter had a good game, and Cam Porter, McIntosh’s startring QB, returned from an injury this game, and he too had a good game.
Fayette County School System in Georgia has become a football powerhouse — perhaps the most potent football county per capita in Georgia which itself is a football haven for college recruiters. Sandy Creek High School has won the State Championship in AAAA and AAA the last two years respectively. Starr’s Mill High School finished # 2 in the State in AAAA this year. Sandy Creek’s Alex Chisum was selected Georgia Class AAA’s Offensive Player of the Year, and Whitewater High’s Josh Clemons was selected Georgia Class AAAA’s Offensive Player of the Year. Both are Fayette County student-athletes.
McIntosh High plays in Region 3-AAAA, arguably the best AAAA region in the State. Fayette’s Starr’s Mill High, Whitewater High, and Fayette County High also play in this region. This region had four teams which finished in the Top 16 teams in the State, including Starr’s Mill which finished # 2. This region furnished six players on the First Team AAAA All State Team, including Griffin High’s Xzavier Dickson who played in the Under Armour All American Game and was recruited by major programs throughout the country and recently committed to Alabama. (Incidentally, Griffin High has produced more NFL players than any high school in Georgia.) Harris County High in this same region had two defensive players whom Coach Nick Saban personally called upon at the school on different occasions trying to get them to commit to Alabama. One of these players was Georgia Bulldog star linebacker, Jordan Jenkins. Robert Trotter had a big game against this Harris County Defense, scoring the first TD of the game, hauling in several big time receptions, and even completing a pass for 30 yards.
Starr’s Mill has two Georgia Tech commits on its teams, one of whom was Jeffrey Greene who made 2nd Team All Fayette County at WR along with Robert Trotter, although the Associated Press named Greene as 2nd Team All State in AAAA. This is just how competitive Fayette County is. The 1st Team All County WRs are Alex Chisum (the State’s AAA Offensive Player of the Year and a Cincinnati commit) and Eric Lauderdale (non-committed as of yet).
An All Region Team was not selected for Region 3-AAAA but the All Fayette County Team is quite comparable (especially with the addition of AAA State Champion Sandy Creek which had five of its players on the First Team AAA All State Team). Fayette County has five public high schools and one private high school. [Note: Since the publication of this article, the coaches of Region 3-AAAA got together in January to select two All Sub-region Teams for the large Region 3-AAAA. Robert Trotter was selected to the All Sub-region 3B-AAAA, Second Team.]
Last year Robert Trotter was named as First All Region in three categories (WR, DB, and Return Specialist) in a good single A region. Single A football in Georgia has produced some great players like Herschel Walker (Heisman Trophy recipient), Garrison Hearst (Heisman Trophy First Runner-up), and Champ Bailey (Consensus All American). Trotter’s transition this year to McIntosh High School and to AAAA football went smoothly. He led McIntosh High in scoring, receptions, reception yards, and all-purpose yards, and he was recognized with All County honors in a football-rich county in the Metro Atlanta, Georgia area. Trotter played the last three games of the season on a sprained ankle. The team’s 2nd Team All County quarterback was also hurt for several games and did not play.
In three years as a Varsity starter, Robert Trotter never gave up the football a single time — and was used as a receiver, kick returner, punt returner, defensive back, and occasionally as a runner, punter, and even passer. Trotter is the quintessential “athlete” who thrives under pressure, is a leader, has great character, is popular among his teammates, respects his teammates and his coaches, and is a “yes sir” and “no sir” student-athlete all the way.
Prior to attending the last three semesters at McIntosh High School (consistently in the top five public high schools academically in Georgia), he attended Landmark Christian which is a very reputable school both academically and athletically. He is a Christian kid who won’t cause you any headaches. His grades are decent and he made a decent score on the SAT. He loves hanging out with his many friends and particularly playing Madden Football and FIFA Soccer on X-Box 360.
The above link is to Robert Trotter’s Senior Highlights put together by Matt Day of Scout.com.