It’s the goal of Scout.com and InsideTennessee.com to cover the entire state of Tennessee like no other.
Whether an in-state prospect does or does not have an offer from the University of Tennessee, it’s still our objective and goal to evaluate every prospect in the Volunteer state.
It’s that time of the year again when preseason rankings and predictions are popular.
InsideTennessee.com is proud to announce the “InsideTennessee Top Thirty Prospects.” Our experts spent a lot of time in the spring getting to know these prospects firsthand.
We are basing our preseason rankings on personal scouting, film evaluations and official offers, among other factors. We will re-rank each prospect after the completion of the Fall 2010 season. This is not the official Scout.com state rankings but just the opinions of our InsideTennessee.com recruiting staff.
One factor in deciding the top prospects in the state was this question: Who has the best NFL potential? This year, two prospects' names could fit that scenario.
We will now begin the InsideTennessee.com countdown.
25. Shaquille Mason, OG, 6-foot-3, 305 pounds, Columbia Central High School Committed to Georgia Tech
Mason was virtually an unknown for a while before appearing on the Georgia Tech radar and the Yellow Jackets' commitment list. A quality athlete with good size is what Paul Johnson is looking for, and it appears he found it.
24.Jeremiah Bryson, running back, 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, Smyrna High School
A great running back with good vision. He currently has seven official offers. Rushed for over 900 yards as a sophomore and 800 as a true freshman.
23. Christian Coleman, TE/DE, 6-foot-5, 260 pounds, Milan High School
A good sized athlete with good feet. The key question will be what position will he grow in to, most likely an offensive lineman at the next level. Currently has four official offers.
22. David Helton, TE/LB, 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, Chattanooga Baylor High School
Helton is the type of athlete that if he were a couple of inches taller he probably would have a lot more offers than he currently holds. Right now, he has four offers, including one from Georgia Tech. Will he become a Yellow Jacket?
21. Lucas Patrick, OL, 6-foot-3, 280 pounds, Brentwood High School
Patrick is a very talented and smart offensive lineman. Good size and good feet. Currently has five offers and he is currently committed to Duke.
26. Tray Becton-Martin,
27. Stephen Rich
28. Wirth Campbell
29. Michael Johnson
30. Michael Wegzyn