# 11 – Zach Rogers, 6-1, 170 pound wide receiver from Nashville-David Lipscomb (Tenn.) is one of the top early commitments in the state. Rogers is a speedy wide receiver who has the ability to be a vertical receiver or turn short passing routes into big plays. In July he committed to join his brother, Austin Rogers, at Tennessee. The Vols were among several offers including Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt to name a few.
# 10 – Gabriel Hunter, 5-11, 190 pound running back from Memphis-Kingsbury (Tenn.) is another top prospect that has made an early commitment. Hunter committed to Ole Miss in late July over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, Louisville, Oklahoma State, and Tennessee. In 2007, he set the Memphis city rushing record with 2, 627 yards and 28 trips to the endzone. He also had a monster game against Munford where he ran for 436 yards.
# 9 – Derrick Webb, 6-0, 225 pound linebacker from Memphis-Whitehaven (Tenn.) is a prospect on the rise. Webb reports early offers from Ole Miss Southern Miss and Middle Tennessee at this point, but expect the list to grow. His ability to close a gap and zero in on his tackle makes him a definite top ten prospect to watch in 2008. Right now he has Ole Miss listed as a slight leader and also feels Vanderbilt is very close to an offer.
# 8 – Will Jackson, 6-4, 280 pound offensive guard from Knoxville-Farragut (Tenn.) is a solid commitment to Georgia Tech. Early in the recruiting season Jackson piled up offers from West Virginia, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Kentucky, and Stanford. Jackson is a solid guard prospect who will not only be an impact player in Coach Paul Johnson’s first recruiting class, but hopefully a Yellow Jacket recruiter for the state.
# 7 – Daniel Hood, 6-5, 260 pound tight end prospect from Knoxville-Catholic (Tenn.) may be the biggest prospect in the East Tennessee area. His size, lateral mobility, pad level, and hand placement make him a very solid offensive tackle prospect at the next level. Hood is in no hurry to make a commitment and will more than likely decide late in the recruiting season after he has had a chance to visit. He has offers from Auburn, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Mississippi, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, and UCLA to name a few.
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