One of the top prospects in the state is quarterback Marsalis Teague, 5-10, 175 pounds from Paris-Henry County. The recruiting process has really heated up for Teague with recent competition from Florida, Miami, Clemson, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Georgia Tech. Teague lists Florida, Miami, and Vanderbilt as the schools that are showing him the most interests and he feels confident in each program. The season has been rolling along for Teague and his Paris-Henry County Patriots. They are holding onto an undefeated season with a big game against Brighton this Friday night.
The season has been rolling along for Memphis-Mitchell linebacker Andrew Franklin, 6-1, 185 pounds. In 2007, Franklin led the Memphis area in tackles and is on pace to continue that trend in 2008. He is atop the leader board in many defensive categories in the Memphis area including tackles, and sacks. Franklin has 88 total tackles through six games and also eight sacks. Right now Franklin holds an offer from Alabama, but has been receiving more and more interest from several schools from across the SEC.
The state of Tennessee has been flooded with schools from across the country looking for solid offensive linemen. The state has already seen two big time prospects, Alex Bullard, 6-4, 290 pound offensive guard from Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy and Austin Long, 6-5.5, 290 pound offensive tackle from Memphis-Briarcrest make their early commitments. This has shifted attention to some of the other big prospects around the state including Nashville-Montgomery Bell Academy offensive guard Wesley Johnson, 6-5.5, 250 pounds. Johnson is being heavily recruited by Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, and Auburn. In his most recent updates Johnson has listed Vanderbilt as a favorite, but Auburn and Georgia Tech are running very close. Fans will watch for Johnson’s decision later on as the process nears towards signing day.