Nkemdiche was "the nation's No. 1 recruit finished with 59 tackles and five sacks. He was the Gwinnett Daily Post Defensive Player of the Year. He leaves Grayson with 41 career sacks," according to a story by MaxPreps' Stephen Spiewak.
Alvin Kamara, a running back for Norcross, was also named to the second team.
First team players from Georgia were:
- Carl Lawson, a member of the Milton High.
- Montravius Adams, a defensive tackle for Dooly County
- Nathaniel Norwood, a hybrid linebacker/nose tackle for Lovejoy.