ATLANTA, GA. -- Several players arrived at the 2012 Rising Seniors Georgia Junior Bowl with multiple offers.
Four-star receiver Demarre Kitt sustained a minor injury at practice Saturday..
Meanwhile, there are others that don't have any at all yet.
Those players are hoping a solid showing at practice or a stellar performance in Monday's game could change that.
Two players that fit into the second group are quarterbacks Brooks Barden of Cartersville and Cole Garvin of Sandy Creek. Both are coming off outstanding junior seasons. Garvin, in fact, helped lead his team to a state title.
At this stage, however, each is offerless.
"I've heard quarterbacks are the last to get offers, because they want to see how you're going to progress through high school," Garvin said. "Playing in a game like this with so much media should help."
One thing the 6-feet-3, 200-pound Barden and 6-feet, 180-pound Garvin, who are teammates for this event, might have working in their favor is their accuracy, and that has been on display during the first two days of practice.
"Being a son of a coach, I think I understand the game and know where to go with the ball," said Barden, a lefty.
Thus far, both players are hearing from Duke. According to Barden, he also is communicating with North Carolina, which plans to visit his school in 2013, he said.
Look for coveted receiver Terry Googer to have a top five soon.
Barden, Garvin and the others on hand that have yet to earn an offer can take solace in the fact that Carl Lawson and Joshua Dobbs, standouts at last year's Georgia Junior Bowl, had no FBS offers when they took part in this event. Today, Lawson is a five-star defensive end committed to Auburn while Dobbs, a standout quarterback, is committed to Arizona State.
*Four-star receiver Demarre Kitt of Sandy Creek had a little bit of a scare at practice Saturday, when he was injured while leaping to make a catch on a slant route. After landing on his stomach, Kitt writhed on the ground, obviously in a good bit of pain. A few minutes later, though, he was up and walking around, though he watched the remainder of the practice from the sideline.
"I felt like something just popped out of place," Kitt said.
According to Kitt, who calls Clemson and Ohio State his co-leaders, he strained his hamstring but should be able to play in Monday's game.
As for his recruitment, Kitt, most recently offered by Michigan State, said he thinks Oregon and Texas A&M could be next.
*Four-star defensive end Andrew Williams of Eagle's Landing Christian, who claims 28 offers, said he is close to narrowing things down. Williams, who was offered by Alabama earlier in the week, expects to have a top five or top seven sometime in the next month. Asked which teams would definitely make the cut, he replied, "Clemson. The've been there since I was in the ninth grade. That was my first offer." Williams recorded 18 sacks in 2012.
*Terry Googer, a four-star receiver from Atlanta's Woodward Academy, also hopes to trim his list of possible schools very soon. In fact, he said he might release a top five as soon as Tuesday. Look for Notre Dame, South Carolina and Vanderbilt to be on that list. "Notre Dame, my family wants me to go there because of academics," Googer said. "Vandy, I've just got a good relationship with the coaches. And South Carolina, I just like the atmosphere." According to Googer, Florida also might be a team to watch. The Gators haven't offered yet, but he thinks it is possible.
*Wayne County defensive tackle Jeremy Patterson is an impressive-looking player, but as of Saturday the 6-feet-3, 275-pounder had only one offer. It came from Clemson after he attended a camp there last summer. According to Patterson, though, he expects things to pick up next year. He said he is hearing from programs such as Alabama, Georgia, LSU and South Carolina. Patterson expects to visit the Tide and Bulldogs sometime soon.
*Defensive tackle Chris Williams of Sandy Creek sports offers from Ole Miss and Texas A&M, and he also has interest from Clemson. Williams plans to visit the Rebels in February, and will check out the Aggies next summer. He plans to camp in College Station, Texas.