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Finding a certified, experienced locksmith is no easy task. Sure, dozens of companies out there will dispatch an indifferent “technician” that offers “quick” solutions when you lose your keys. But when it comes to protecting your home and your business, cheap locks and part-time contractors just won’t cut it. Arrowhead Lock & Safe stands out as the most trusted name in security solutions and products in Georgia in an industry known for poor service and mediocre locksmiths.

Established in 1973, Arrowhead Lock & Safe is a locally owned locksmith and control access firm. Having protected homeowners and business professionals in metro Roswell for decades, we have built our reputation on exemplary service and the highest quality security products available. Unlike other locksmith companies, we carry all of the major brands that you know and trust to protect your family and your business, including:

  • Medeco
  • Arrow
  • Schlage
  • Keymark
  • Kwikset
  • Mul-T-Lock,
  • Sargent
  • Baldwin
Your Trusted Source for Commercial and Residential Locksmiths in Roswell

As a comprehensive locksmith repair center and dealer, we also own an on-site lock shop to serve our clients better. That way, we can assist with your day-to-day needs like re-keying, cutting keys, and repairing locks. So whether you’re looking for a brand-new security platform for your business or simply need a new set of keys for your storage unit, we are here to help. Our goal is to exceed your expectations with every service we offer.

Here are just a few reasons why customers choose Arrowhead Lock & Safe:

  • Our residential and commercial locksmiths in Roswell are bonded, licensed, insured, and ready to work hard.
  • Every professional locksmith is vetted via interviews and background checks.
  • We offer a wide range of locksmith services, from simple fixes to multi-step security system installations.
  • We carry a huge stock of premium, name-brand security hardware.
  • Our prices are affordable, and our quotes are 100% free of charge.
  • We aim to go the extra mile for ALL of our customers. It’s just the way we do business!
Here are just a few reasons why customers choose Arrowhead Lock & Safe
Residential Locksmith Services: Keeping Your Home and Family Safe

Residential Locksmith Services: Keeping Your Home and Family Safe

Though home appraisers may disagree, the value of your home isn’t defined by the four walls and roofs that cover a property. The real value of your home lies within those walls where your family eats, sleeps, and plays. When it comes to the safety of your family and the security of your valuables, having quality locks installed on your home is paramount. When your home has lackluster locks and minimal protection, the things that you hold closest to your heart are at risk.

That is why having a dependable residential locksmith in Roswell is so important – to ensure that your home is protected and that your family is safe from intruders. When you have problems with the locks on your home, you need a solution quickly. When you call Arrowhead Lock & Safe, know that our locksmiths will work efficiently and tirelessly until your home is secure. Whether your home’s locks need to be repaired or you need to consult with us about an integrated security system, our skilled locksmiths are available when you need them the most.

We offer a variety of residential locksmith services to preserve your peace of mind seven days a week, 365 days a year:

Re-Keying Services

Re-Keying Services

Does your home have a complicated lock setup that requires you to use different keys for different doors? Perhaps a former babysitter still has a key to your home. Whatever your reasons, our team of seasoned locksmiths will come to your home, re-key your locks in an efficient manner, and leave you feeling more secure in your house.

New Lock Installation

New Lock Installation

Your home is only as safe as the locks that you have on your doors. As your locks age or when you are the victim of a security threat, you may feel that it’s time to install new locks on the doors of your home. This can be long, laborious, and complicated for the average homeowner. For that reason, many clients trust Arrowhead Lock & Safe to handle the hard work for them. When you arrange for new lock installation, one of our experienced residential locksmiths will come to your home and install new locks on your doors. Once we’re done, we’ll make sure your family has enough keys to open your new locks.

High-Security Lock Installation

High-Security Lock Installation

If you are a homeowner who has experienced a break-in or want to take additional steps to secure your assets, high-security locks are a great solution. We offer a wide variety of locks from a plethora of major brands. We are fully equipped to meet your needs, whether you’re interested in more traditional lock systems with high key differs or pry resistant lock technology.

Access Control System Installation

Access Control System Installation

If you feel like you need an extra layer security and want to make sure that only certain individuals have access to your home, an access control system is a great solution to your problem. Whether you are interested in electronic or magnetic locks or have been looking to install a password-protected system, our team of experts can help. Contact our office today for a free consultation to learn more about your access control system options in Georgia.

Commercial Locksmith Services: Protecting Your Customers and Your Business

If you are a business owner in Georgia, you have the weighty responsibility of protecting your patrons and securing your businesses’ assets. The most common way for entrepreneurs to keep their business safe is by having a commercial locksmith in Roswell install quality, reliable locks on every entry point of your storefront. But, unfortunately, many business owners take the least amount of effort necessary when it comes to protecting their business.

Whether you own several franchise locations or have a single storefront, it only takes one break-in to make you realize the importance of installing high-quality locks for your commercial property. Sadly, at that point, it’s too late – your ability to provide for your family and pay your bills has been compromised. For that reason alone, it’s always better to be proactive about your businesses’ security rather than reactive.

At Arrowhead Lock & Safe, our commercial door lock services are designed to ensure that your assets and your customers are protecting 24-hours a day, seven days a week. We will always take the time to walk you through your options, explaining the pros and cons of each security solution so that you can make an informed decision. With a wide range of security offerings and a reliable team of commercial locksmith experts on your side, choosing the right security setup is easy, efficient, and affordable.

Commercial Locksmith Services: Protecting Your Customers and Your Business

Here are just a few of the commercial services we offer, all set up and installed by a certified, highly-trained commercial locksmith in Roswell:

Commercial Door Locks

Commercial Door Locks

Installing high-quality door locks for your business is one of the best ways to protect your assets and your commercial property. At Arrowhead Lock & Safe, we offer many commercial door lock options from the best brands in our industry. From reliable maintenance service on your current Grade 3 locks to new Grade 1 commercial door lock installation, our team of commercial locksmiths is ready to help.

Commercial Door Lock Repair

Commercial Door Lock Repair

If your businesses’ locks are old and need proper maintenance or corrective repair services, it’s always best to work with a team of experts. From re-keying services to fixing stuck or broken locks, our commercial locksmiths are only a phone call away.

Alarm Systems

Alarm Systems

Commercial alarms for businesses are more complex than their residential relatives, and for a good reason. Our cutting-edge alarm systems are great for preventing and interrupting break-ins, notifying the authorities, and act as an important addition to any business that wants enhanced security.

Security Cameras

Security Cameras

A commercial-grade CCTV system installed by Arrowhead Lock & Safe allows you to monitor all activities that take place under your businesses’ roof. Having security cameras installed around your business gives you added peace of mind and evidence for the police if a break-in occurs. Having visible security cameras can also help deter criminals and prevent suspicious activity from ever taking place. With remote monitoring capability on your smart device, you can check in on your storefront any time of the night or day, from just about any location.

Access Control Systems

Access Control Systems

Having the ability to control every one of your businesses’ locks is a proactive, cost-efficient way to protect your customers and your assets. With a commercial-grade control access system from Arrowhead Lock & Safe, business owners can easily restrict certain areas within their store, prevent physical key duplication, record entry history, and even simplify employee turnover.

ANSI Door Lock Grades Explained

ANSI Door Lock Grades Explained

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) grading system was developed years ago to standardize a testing procedure to measure the durability and strength of a door lock. This grading system applies to both residential and commercial door locks. Composed of three different grades, the ANSI grading system gives homeowners and business owners a good idea of lock quality and reliability. ANSI examines six different qualities to determine a lock’s grade:

  • Strength Cycles – How many uses a lock can withstand before a replacement lock is needed)
  • Operational – This refers to a door’s ability to latch when it is closed
  • Security – The effectiveness of the lock’s security
  • Material – What kind of material is the lock made of?
  • Finish – Satin, nickel-plated, bronze, etc.

Grade 1 Locks

These locks offer the highest level of security and are most often used by institutions like hospitals, schools, and even museums. These locks also have the highest life expectancy, though they can be much more complex and require an expert residential or commercial locksmith in cityname to install. In today’s day and age, many more homeowners are opting for Grade 1 locks (like electronic locks) for the most peace of mind. This classification of lock must hold up against 800,000 cycles, six door strikes and a 360-pound weight test.

Grade 2 Locks

These locks are great for residential areas with more foot traffic, like a door that leads to an apartment complex or suite of rooms. These locks can also suffice for small businesses that need a higher level of security than Grade 3 locks. Use these locks when you want to secure access to areas with valuable equipment or sensitive documents. This classification of lock requires 400,000 cycles, four door strikes, and a 250-pound weight test.

Grade 3 Locks

This grade of lock is best suited for residential purposes and is considered standard door hardware. This kind of lock is the least expensive and should never be used in a high-traffic area like a lobby or storefront. However, these locks would be suitable for areas without much foot traffic like storage closets or areas without expensive merchandise. Because these locks are easiest to bypass, consider upgrading your Grade 3 locks with anti-bump and anti-pick technology. This classification of lock requires 200,000 lock cycles, two door strikes, and a 150-pound weight test.

Protect Your Home or Business Today

A famous animator and movie director once said: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” This quote rings especially true when it comes to protecting your home or business with the best security solutions in Georgia. If you’re worried about the safety of your family or the wealth that you have worked so hard to create, contact our office today at 404-351-4331 for a free consultation. When you trust Arrowhead Lock & Safe, you can rest easy knowing your most precious belongings are safe and secure.

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A New Class of Hunger in America and North Fulton

Local Food Banks Experience National Trendby Linda McMillianNORTH FULTON, GA —Covid 19 has added a new class of Americans to the lines of hungry families at food banks- Workers forced out of their jobs by illness or circumstances beyond their control as a result of pandemic affected economics.In North Fulton County, the situation at local food banks reflects the national trend. Accordingly, North Fulton Community Charities recently put out a call for much needed pasta and corn for the nonprofit's food bank to acc...

Local Food Banks Experience National Trend

by Linda McMillian

NORTH FULTON, GA —Covid 19 has added a new class of Americans to the lines of hungry families at food banks- Workers forced out of their jobs by illness or circumstances beyond their control as a result of pandemic affected economics.

In North Fulton County, the situation at local food banks reflects the national trend. Accordingly, North Fulton Community Charities recently put out a call for much needed pasta and corn for the nonprofit's food bank to accommodate the increased demand.

The local call was answered by the youth of the Roswell Georgia Stake (diocese) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In its second annual food drive effort, the group collected over a 1000+ boxes of pasta and over 500 cans of corn as well as additional foodstuffs according to Camie Christensen, Roswell Georgia Stake Young Women President.

Christensen reported, "We met at NFCC on Saturday morning and the youth members of the stake youth council came with their cars and trunks full of food donations. We worked together to unload all the food into some giant rolling crates in the NFCC shed. It was great to see the youth work together and recognize the results of their efforts..."

"A representative from the charity commented that they never thought they would run out of canned corn, but they did find themselves low, so they were thankful for that. And they had taken pasta off of their "needs" list after they had passed the request on to us, so I'm glad we had a good response."

The youth leader further noted, "Each fall, a new group of youth representatives from their local congregation begin their service as members of the Stake Youth Committee... As a kickoff to their year of service, they coordinated a food drive to benefit North Fulton Community Charities."

"They made posters, sent texts, emails, made announcements, and attended council meetings for the congregation to share the information about the canned food drive. They supplied collection boxes, and collected the items donated each week. Then on the morning of October 2nd they gathered together to unload the items at NFCC. It was gratifying for them to realize how their efforts had such a big impact. They learned valuable lessons on communication, coordination and planning, and as a result, made a big difference in their community.

"This canned food service project prepared them with how to create a plan, communicate effectively, and bring together youth and families for a great cause."

Food drive participant Bailey Roner shared her thoughts on the experience, "It was an amazing effort! Everyone was generous and immediately tried to spread the word of the food drive as much as possible and donated. It was a great opportunity to be like our Savior Jesus Christ and be able to help and lift up others, and gave us a chance to exercise our faith in Him. I know several were blessed and strengthened, and that Heavenly Father is proud of us/them and loves us so so much... and it was really amazing to direct and see everyone be like the Savior and so open, accepting, and loving."

Softball Welcomes 2022 Signing Class

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech softball and coach Aileen Morales announced the signing of three future Yellow Jackets to the 2022 roster during the fall signing period on Wednesday.All three student-athletes of Tech’s 2022 class were ranked in the top 50 of Extra Inning Softball’s 2022 Extra Elite 100. The class provides depth to each level of the field being composed of one catcher, one infielder and one outfielder.Jayden Gailey, 1B (Lavonia, Ga./Franklin County High School/Mojo Fisher)...

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech softball and coach Aileen Morales announced the signing of three future Yellow Jackets to the 2022 roster during the fall signing period on Wednesday.

All three student-athletes of Tech’s 2022 class were ranked in the top 50 of Extra Inning Softball’s 2022 Extra Elite 100. The class provides depth to each level of the field being composed of one catcher, one infielder and one outfielder.

Jayden Gailey, 1B (Lavonia, Ga./Franklin County High School/Mojo Fisher)

Gailey comes to The Flats from Lavonia, Ga., where she was a four-year letter winner as a first baseman and pitcher for Franklin County High School. Ranked as the No. 46 prospect and No. 6 first baseman in the nation by Extra Inning Softball, Gailey helped lead the Lions to a state championship in 2018 and regional championships in 2020 and 2021. Individually, the highly touted recruit has raked in a multitude of awards being named GACA State Player of the Year twice, Region Player of the Year three times, Region Pitcher of the Year and GACA First Team All-State. Gailey has also competed in the 2021 GADC All-Star Game. In Franklin County’s record books, Gailey is the all-time leader in school history with 31 homeruns. The future Jacket totaled 49 wins, 187 hits, 51 doubles, 154 RBI and 73 walks for a .510 batting average throughout her high school career. Gailey also played travel ball for Mojo Fisher. Upon arriving at Georgia Tech, Gailey plans to major in business administration.

Reese Hunter, C (Roswell, Ga./Roswell High School/Mojo Fisher)

Hunter joins the Yellow Jackets from Roswell, Ga., where she was a four-year letter winner at catcher and shortstop for Roswell High School. Also earning the nod as captain for a season, Hunter comes in as the No. 24 prospect and No. 8 catcher in the nation according to Extra Inning Softball. Throughout her high school career, Hunter has piled up individual recognitions being named 7A First Team All-Region at catcher and All-Summer team by Extra Inning Softball in 2020 and 2021 while being honored by the Hornets as defensive player of the year twice, offensive player of the year and MVP. Hunter has also competed in multiple GADC All-State games. Outside of high school competition, Hunter also played travel ball with Mojo Fisher. Academically, Hunter was named to the Principal’s Honor Roll each semester of her high school career and plans to major in business at Georgia Tech.

Paige Vukadinovich, OF (Munster, Ind./Munster High School/Iowa Premier Gold – Dickel)

Vukadinovich comes to Georgia Tech from Munster, Ind., where she was a four-year letter winner in center field for Munster High School. The future Yellow Jacket comes in as the No. 25 prospect and No. 10 outfielder in the nation according to Extra Inning Softball after aiding the Mustangs to a pair of conference championships. Individually, Vukadinovich has garnered multiple honors as she’s been named First Team All-Conference twice, First Team All-Area and Second Team All-Area. The lauded recruit currently owns multiple school records for the Mustangs, placing third in school history in a single season in batting average (.479), hits (45) and RBI (36). She set the school record for triples in a season (6) and tied it the following season while also breaking the program record for single season hits (52) and batting average (.520). Apart from high school play, Vukadinovich also played travel ball with Iowa Premier Gold – Dickel. A two-time honor roll recipient, Vukadinovich intends to major in business at Georgia Tech.

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Your Dog Vs. A Skunk: Roswell, How Do You Remove The Smell?

It's fall. Skunks are everywhere around Roswell. Tell us your "skunk versus everyone else" stories. How do you get rid of the smell?ROSWELL, GA — Skunks all over Roswell in Georgia are doing what's called the "fall shuffle."The young ones are leaving their mamas' dens, venturing out to make their own way in the skunk world. Skunks of all stripes are frantically digging up white grubs to bulk up ahead of their mid-winter dormancy. It's a busy time for them.Pity the poor creature, animal or othe...

It's fall. Skunks are everywhere around Roswell. Tell us your "skunk versus everyone else" stories. How do you get rid of the smell?

ROSWELL, GA — Skunks all over Roswell in Georgia are doing what's called the "fall shuffle."

The young ones are leaving their mamas' dens, venturing out to make their own way in the skunk world. Skunks of all stripes are frantically digging up white grubs to bulk up ahead of their mid-winter dormancy. It's a busy time for them.

Pity the poor creature, animal or otherwise, who gets in the way of the fall shuffle. The skunk is likely to raise its fluffy black-and-white tail and hit the interloper with an oily, foul-smelling blast that can travel up to 8 feet.

Skunks are nocturnal, but given all they have to accomplish before they prepare for their two-week winter nap, they're venturing out earlier in the day and evening, increasing the chances you or your pet will get nailed with what's not-so-affectionately known as "nature's tear gas."

You really don't want this to happen. But if it does, there are a few home remedies you can use so you and your critters will be fit to be around.

Among the many purported remedies, one of the most common is a bath of tomato juice, but that's folklore. Basically, you and your pet will smell like a tomato that was sprayed by a skunk.

Instead, try this folk remedy passed down through the generations of dog owners and made of items you've probably got around the house. This formula should be enough for a medium-size dog of 30 to 50 pounds, so adjust it as necessary.

In an open container, mix together:

This solution must be used right away and cannot be stored. For pets and people, thoroughly work the mixture into the fur, hair or skin, avoiding the eyes and mouth, and leave it on for five minutes. Then rinse with fresh water and repeat if necessary.

That won't remove the skunk smell from clothing, and you shouldn't put it on any clothing you don't want to bleach, according to the Iowa State University Extension Service. Regular laundering and exposure to air will eventually cause the smell to fade, but you'll probably have tossed the clothing in the garbage can before that, the Extension Service says.

Hazel Christiansen, a professional dog groomer and former president of the Idaho-based American Grooming Shop Association, offers a few more skunk odor removal tips.

Douse the dog with this potion and allow to soak in for 10 minutes before shampooing:

The total amount you'll need for this next remedy depends on the size of your dog. Thoroughly wet the dog's coat, work this solution through the fur, allow to soak in for five minutes and then shampoo and rinse thoroughly, taking care to keep the solution out of the dog's eyes (it will sting):

Your Turn: Go to the comments and tell us about your or your pets' encounters with skunks. How did you get rid of the smell?

The best thing may be to take a few preventive steps so skunks will go on their sweet, merry way without spraying you or your pets. Along with less-smelly woodchucks, raccoons, rabbits, chipmunks and opossums, skunks are looking for a place to hunker down for the winter, and they may think your deck or patio is just the place.

Consider adding a fence below the deck using half-inch mesh hardware cloth attached firmly to the deck frame and buried about a foot below ground.

And, here's some irony: A skunk puts off an odor like none other in the animal kingdom, but skunks don't like odors like citrus, ammonia, mothballs and the urine of predators, such as dogs and coyotes. Be careful using any of these as a deterrent, though. If you use mothballs or ammonia-soaked cotton balls, keep them away from children.

Skunks also offer plenty of warning before they aim the business end of their musk glands and let out a smell. Watch the behavior: Skunks hiss, arch their backs, display their tails and stomp their front feet before they bend into a U-shape and let it rip.

They don't actually want to spray you. They don't have a lot of defenses in their arsenal. It isn't as if they have an endless reservoir of stink, and depending on how much they emit, it could take a week or 10 days for them to recover, leaving them defenseless against predators.

Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech: Recruiting Visitor Preview

Notre Dame will host plenty of talented prospects from the 2022, 2023 and 2024 classes this weekend when the 9-1 Fighting Irish host the 3-7 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets inside Notre Dame Stadium. As always, Irish Illustrated and 247Sports bring you the latest on who is headed to town.Hilton Head Island (S.C.) high school five-star linebacker and Notre Dame commit Jaylen Sneed returns to campus this weekend. The 6-2, 210-pounder from...

Notre Dame will host plenty of talented prospects from the 2022, 2023 and 2024 classes this weekend when the 9-1 Fighting Irish host the 3-7 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets inside Notre Dame Stadium. As always, Irish Illustrated and 247Sports bring you the latest on who is headed to town.

Hilton Head Island (S.C.) high school five-star linebacker and Notre Dame commit Jaylen Sneed returns to campus this weekend. The 6-2, 210-pounder from the class of 2022 is locked in with the Fighting Irish. He’ll sign in December and enroll early in January.

Merrillville (Ind.) Andrean five-star linebacker Drayk Bowen, another class of 2023 Notre Dame commit, will be in town this Saturday. He committed to the Irish on Nov. 3.

Mentor (Ohio) high school four-star defensive lineman Brenan Vernon will be on campus this weekend. The 6-5, 245-pounder from the class of 2023 committed to Notre Dame back in June and is very firm in that pledge.

Irvington (N.J.) high school four-star safety Adon Shuler, yet another class of 2023 Notre Dame commit, will be on campus this weekend. He committed to the Irish back in August and is excited about seeing his future team in action.

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle high school four-star tight end Cooper Flanagan is one of the top players at his position in the class of 2023 and the fifth Notre Dame commit expected in South Bend this weekend. He chose the Irish back on Sept. 2.

Notre Dame will host an official visitor from the class of 2022 this weekend in Indian Trail (N.C.) Metrolina Christian Academy two-star punter Bryce McFerson. An All-American and the No. 1 punter in the country per well-respected kicking guru Chris Sailer, McFerson is committed to Wake Forest, but is giving the Irish his full attention this weekend. Flip watch? We’ll see what happens this weekend.

St. Louis (Mo.) DeSmet four-star cornerback Christian Gray is a priority for Notre Dame in the class of 2023. Ohio State is also a top contender here. He’ll be back on campus this weekend to check out the Irish.

Lincoln (Neb.) Southeast high school four-star edge-rusher Teitum Tuioti is the top player in his home state from the class of 2023. He’s expected to take his first trip to Notre Dame this season. Notre Dame hasn’t offered yet, but Ole Miss, Nebraska, Cal and others have.

Dearborn (Mich.) Divine Child three-star offensive lineman Dylan Senda is an intriguing prospect in the eyes of Notre Dame. The class of 2023 recruit is having a terrific junior season. If the Irish offer, look out. As it stands, Michigan State, Iowa, Penn State and others are the teams to beat.

Topeka (Kan.) Hayden three-star class of 2023 offensive lineman Joe Otting is a name to know. His offer list includes Iowa State, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska and others. He’s expected this weekend.

Pickerington (Ohio) Central three-star defensive lineman Kobi Gorman is expected at Notre Dame this weekend. Cincinnati, Indiana and others have already offered. The Irish are keeping an eye on one of the more talented recruits in the Buckeye State from the 2023 class.

Roswell (Ga.) Centennial class of 2023 safety Johnsley Barbas could make it to Notre Dame this weekend. East Carolina, Kent State, Louisville and Wake Forest are a few early offers for him.

La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat three-star receiver Delano Franklin is a really talented prospect from the class of 2023. His offer list includes Georgia, Florida State, Arizona, Louisville and others.

One of the best players in the class of 2024 is coming to Notre Dame this weekend. Fort Wayne (Ind.) North Side four-star defensive back / receiver Brauntae Johnson is ranked the No. 34 overall player in America. Indiana, Purdue and Iowa State have already offered.

Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus class of 2024 four-star quarterback Cole Welliver is one of the top passers in his class. Arizona State, Colorado, FAU and Washington are in with early offers. He’s the No. 92 overall player in the country.

Chapin (S.C.) high school four-star quarterback Jayden Bradford will make his way to South Bend on Saturday. The talented passer is ranked as the No. 94 overall player in the class of 2024. Georgia Tech, Penn State, NC State, South Carolina and others have already offered. Could the Irish be next?

Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton class of 2024 receiver Debron Gatling is another super-talented prospect headed to town this weekend. Auburn, Duke, Florida, Florida State and many others have already offered. Notre Dame likely eventually joins this group as well.

Lilburn (Ga.) Parkview class of 2024 comeback Jalyn Crawford has offers from Pittsburgh, Arkansas and Georgia Tech. He’s expected in town Saturday.

Princeton (N.J.) Hun School edge-rusher Owen Wafle is another class of 2024 prospect coming to campus. Rutgers and West Virginia are early offers for him.

Oro Grande (Calif.) Riverside Prep class of 2024 linebacker Shakir Collins has offers from Florida State Mississippi Valley State and Texas A&M under his belt. Not a bad start to his recruitment.

Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward class of 2024 offensive tackle Ben Roebuck is one to watch down the road for Notre Dame. Boston College, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and others have already offered.

Stockbridge (Ga.) high school class of 2024 running back Jayden Scott is off to a great start regarding offers. Arizona State and Miami are in and may others are surely coming his way.

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Pasadena (Calf.) John Muir class of 2023 safety Turran Williams is a name to watch down the road. Utah and Arizona are in with offers.

Los Angeles (Calif.) Brentwood School class of 2024 receiver Dylan Karz is expected this weekend. Arizona State and Charlotte have offered to this point.

New GHSA region assignments make rivals of Buford-Collins Hill, Roswell-Blessed Trinity

Collins Hill has the No. 1-ranked football team in Class 7A. Buford is No. 1 in 6A. In a year, they will be chasing the same championship, part of the new Region 8-7A released Thursday by the Georgia High School Association.The new regions, effective for the 2022-23 academic year, will foster new rivalries, and some schools will be watched more closely than others...

Collins Hill has the No. 1-ranked football team in Class 7A. Buford is No. 1 in 6A. In a year, they will be chasing the same championship, part of the new Region 8-7A released Thursday by the Georgia High School Association.

The new regions, effective for the 2022-23 academic year, will foster new rivalries, and some schools will be watched more closely than others.

Buford has won 49 state titles in various sports this century, 12 in football, across six classifications, starting in Class A in 2001. For the first time next year, the Wolves will be in the highest class with fellow Gwinnett County schools Collins Hill, Mill Creek and others.

Roswell and Blessed Trinity, cross-town rivals that rarely compete against each other, will find themselves in Region 7-6A together next year. Roswell is down from 7A while Blessed Trinity is moving up.

Private schools, such as Blessed Trinity, and city schools, such as Buford, were the most affected by the GHSA’s latest reclassification, which moved those kinds of schools to higher classes in most cases. It was the work of a 3.0 multiplier that targeted schools with high percentages of students from out of zone.

Carrollton, which competed in Class 4A as recently as 2015-16, is now in 7A, the highest class, with Westlake and East Coweta in Region 2.

DeKalb County private schools St. Pius and Marist are up in Region 4-6A with northern crescent metro Atlanta schools Dunwoody, Riverwood and South Cobb. Woodward Academy is up in Class 6A with Clayton County-dominated Region 3.

Greater Atlanta Christian, a Class 2A school back in 2015-16, is now in 5A with north Fulton County schools Cambridge, Centennial and Chattahoochee in Region 6.

Region 1-7A has a more robust look to it with five schools – Camden County, Colquitt County, Lowndes, Richmond Hill and Valdosta. It’s been since 2015-16 that the iconic Region 1 from the highest class had more than four members.

Also conspicuous in the region assignments is Class A Private. It’s shrinking.

Two of its regions have only three schools. Region 8 has only Athens Christian, Athens Academy and Prince Avenue Christian while Region 1 comprises Brookstone, Heritage of Newnan and St. Anne-Pacelli. Later Thursday, Heritage announced it was leaving for another association, leaving the region with Brookstone and Pacelli. Eight small private schools have left the GHSA in the past week, and more are expected to follow, which could lead to the GHSA having to redraw or combine Class A Private regions.

The region assignments can be appealed on Nov. 18, after which they become final. Over the next week, schools may request a different region, but not a different class.

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