Top Talent of Tennessee # 51 - # 47

As things begin to heat up for the 2008 season several prospects across the state are hoping a big senior season will help their recruiting status. PrepTennessee.com looks to highlight some of the top talent in the state and talk about their prospects for the season.

Prospect # 51 – JaJuan Brooks, 5-10, 180 pound cornerback from Lebanon-Wilson Central (Tenn.) hopes a big senior season will help draw more attention to him. Brooks is a corner with good size and speed. Look for a big season out of this prospect beginning with a week zero game against Franklin County. Brooks hopes to catch the eye of Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Middle Tennessee this season in hopes of landing his first offer.

Prospect # 50 – Don Cope, 5-11, 170 pound cornerback from Maryville-William Blount (Tenn.) hopes to lead William Blount's secondary through one of the toughest regions in the state of Tennessee. Right now Cope is a prospect with potential but he will need to have a big senior season in order to increase his opportunity. Cope and his team look to compete for the region championship in one of the toughest regions in the state. He is receiving interest from Ole Miss, Louisville, Vanderbilt, and Marshall.

Prospect # 49 – Corey Jordan, 6-1, 195 pound wide receiver from Nashville-Hillsboro (Tenn.) will look to have a break out season for the Burros. Jordan is receiving interest from Vanderbilt and Tennessee. Jordan has good speed combined with a good frame that allows him to make big plays. The Burros and Jordan will find out a lot about themselves early this season as they take on Division II defending state champion, Montgomery Bell Academy, in week three of the season.

Prospect # 48 – Derek Barrett, 6-2, 290 pound defensive tackle from Murfreesboro-Oakland (Tenn.) is receiving interest from Louisville, Western Kentucky, and Middle Tennessee. He has very quick feet combined with good size and strength. His on the field strengths will allow him to have a big senior season in hopes of turning some heads in the recruiting process. All the hard work will be rewarded when Barrett's team plays its first game in week one against Coffee County.

Prospect # 47 – Chase Phillips, 6-4, 280 pound offensive guard from Knoxville-South Doyle (Tenn.) has all the right tools to set himself apart in 2008. Phillips, who is receiving the most interest from Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee, and Wake Forest, is primed for a big senior season. His ability to move to the second level in the run blocking game will be one element many schools are looking at this season. Phillips will get all he wants everyday in practice matched up against teammate defensive tackle Hakeem Worthen. Phillips hopes to impress in his team's opener against Knox Carter in week one.

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