Video: Jelks talks going out on top

Andrew Jelks

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Going out on top isn't something many high school players experience compared to those who don't.

Andrew Jelks can now lay claim to the few, the proud as his Henry County (Tenn.) High School team edged Powell 17-14 in the Class 5A state championship at Tucker Stadium on the campus of Tennessee Tech on Friday night.

Jelks, who was a finalist for the Class AAA Mr. Football Lineman of the Year, played a role in Henry County's 299 rushing yards with an average of 6.4 yards per carry in the title game. He also notched a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery while on defense.

The 6-foot-6, 265-pounder verbally committed to Vanderbilt over his other finalist, Tennessee, back on Nov. 11. His recruitment hasn't exactly come to a screeching halt in spite of his pledge as both the Volunteers and Commodores were represented by coaches at Jelks' final game.

To hear Jelks talk about becoming a state champion and give an update on his future plans, check out the video below from InsideTennessee: Recommended Stories