# 6 – Gene Robinson, 5-10, 180 pound defensive back from Memphis-Whitehaven (Tenn.) is one of the fastest rising prospects in the state. Robinson has been one of the biggest surprises in the class of 2009 recruiting for Tennessee. He has offers from Alabama, Colorado, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Southern Miss, and Vanderbilt to name a few. He has very good speed combined with his explosive acceleration in the secondary allow for him to be a player who can make big time game changing plays. Robinson will more than likely work hard through his senior season and see how many offers he ends up with before getting close to a decision.
# 5 – Marsalis Teague, 5-10, 170 pound athlete from Paris-Henry County (Tenn.) is one of the top prospects in the state. It’s nice to find a prospect that can run, hit, cover, jump, tackle, and by the way pass. Teague is a prospect who can do all of the above and as a result has caught the eye of several big time programs nationwide. He has offers from schools like Miami, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and most recently Florida. Teague played quarterback as a junior, but is being recruited to play cornerback or wide receiver by most colleges. He finished his junior season with 1,616 yards passing for 17 touchdowns and 1,530 yards rushing for 16 touchdowns.
# 4 – Eric Gordon, 5-11, 186 pound cornerback from Nashville-Hillsboro (Tenn.) will show his great speed, agility, strength this season. In 2007, Gordon recorded 41 catches for 816 yards and 10 touchdowns during his junior season. He had 77 tackles, three interceptions with two returned for touchdowns. He currently has offers from Alabama, Colorado, Louisville, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and South Carolina to list a few. Look for Gordon to gain more attention during his senior season as he shows what he can do.
# 3 – Austin Long, 6-5.5, 270 pound offensive tackle from Memphis-Briarcrest Christian (Tenn.) is one of the biggest prospects in the state in many way. Long made an early commitment to Georgia in late April, but had several offers and interest prior to his decision. Long provides great size, frame, quickness, and technique in the trenches. He made his decision to commit to the Bulldogs over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
# 2 – Alex Bullard, 6-4, 275 pound offensive guard from Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy is another top prospect that has already made his choice. He chose Notre Dame over Tennessee and Michigan back in early June. Bullard’s strength, technique, quick feet, and ability to work to the second and third level help his skills significantly. He had plenty of offers including Alabama, Florida, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. Bullard is tremendously quick off the ball and shows great athleticism and balance getting to his blocks. He plays with very good leverage.