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Alex Watkins

Finding defensive end prospects with the tools to become premium pass rushers and quarterback crushers is tough enough, but actually signing one can be nearly impossible.

That's why the 2007 recruiting class represents a rare opportunity for Tennessee to sign a pair of bookend defensive ends from opposite ends of the Volunteer State with the knack for sacks. Rae Sykes, 6-4, 240, 4.7, of Alcoa, is well known after starting three years for the perennial Class-AA power. Lesser known, but growing in stature each day is Alex Watkins of Haywood County High School in...

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