If this month has proved anything, it is that Georgia high school football is different. Not only do coaches give syrup shots to award pancake blocks, but some players can single-handedly take on entire defenses and make your jaw drop in the process.
If you don’t know the name Mecose Todd, here is the best introduction to the 6-foot, 200-pound junior running back from Villa Rica (GA). He absolutely punished the entire Paulding County (GA) team with one 90-yard run that would make Marshawn Lynch blush.
This is far from your typical high school mixtape highlight.
Before the ball is snapped, Todd goes in motion and takes the handoff. What the 2020 South Carolina commit did next on his home turf in Villa Rica, Georgia was insane.
With room to run on the outside, Todd is greeted by three players less than five yards from the original line of scrimmage before completely running over one of them to get to the next level of the defense. Then, he jukes one more defender at the 20, trucks over a few more players at the 25 and drags them to the 30, gets his jersey pulled at the 40, runs another 60 yards untouched before barreling over yet another 20-yard-line and trotting into the end zone.
This was all in just one run for the four-star prospect, who rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns in Villa Rica’s commanding 28-3 win over Paulding to improve to 5-2 on the season, including 3-1 in regional play. The Wildcats face Kell (GA) in two weeks.
Todd is only a junior, so there is plenty of high school football left in his career, but you better believe in the fans in Columbia, South Carolina cannot wait to get him on campus if he is able to do this in the SEC.