Jump to content

UT recruits well in Memphis for the 2020 class!


kwc
 Share

Recommended Posts

 

Memphis area football players who are expected to sign on early signing day


 

KHARI THOMPSON   | Memphis Commercial Appeal

The football early signing period starts on Wednesday. Here's a list of local players who are expected to sign with FBS schools. 

Cameron Threatt, Lewisburg, Mississippi State

Isaac Smith, St. George's, Wisconsin

Lincoln Pare, Houston, Arkansas State

Tamarion McDonald, Whitehaven, Tennessee

Bryson Eason, Whitehaven, Tennessee

Martavius French, Whitehaven, Tennessee

Zyon Walker, Whitehaven, South Alabama

Ray Curry Jr., White Station, Arkansas

Devonte Nelson, MUS, Memphis

Jared Dawson, Collierville, Louisville

Tamarious Brown, Kirby, UAB

Omari Thomas, Briarcrest, Tennnessee

Jabari Small, Briarcrest, Tennessee

Reggie Neely, Briarcrest, Tulane

Josaih Hayes, Horn Lake, Kentucky

Jakivuan Brown, Horn Lake, Ole Miss

Deon Biggins, Horn Lake, Liberty

Jevon Banks, Olive Branch, Mississippi State

Xavier Hill, Olive Branch, LSU

   
Edited by kwc
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 12/26/2019 at 1:21 PM, kwc said:

 

Memphis area football players who are expected to sign on early signing day


 

KHARI THOMPSON   | Memphis Commercial Appeal

The football early signing period starts on Wednesday. Here's a list of local players who are expected to sign with FBS schools. 

Cameron Threatt, Lewisburg, Mississippi State

Isaac Smith, St. George's, Wisconsin

Lincoln Pare, Houston, Arkansas State

Tamarion McDonald, Whitehaven, Tennessee

Bryson Eason, Whitehaven, Tennessee

Martavius French, Whitehaven, Tennessee

Zyon Walker, Whitehaven, South Alabama

Ray Curry Jr., White Station, Arkansas

Devonte Nelson, MUS, Memphis

Jared Dawson, Collierville, Louisville

Tamarious Brown, Kirby, UAB

Omari Thomas, Briarcrest, Tennnessee

Jabari Small, Briarcrest, Tennessee

Reggie Neely, Briarcrest, Tulane

Josaih Hayes, Horn Lake, Kentucky

Jakivuan Brown, Horn Lake, Ole Miss

Deon Biggins, Horn Lake, Liberty

Jevon Banks, Olive Branch, Mississippi State

Xavier Hill, Olive Branch, LSU

   

It does my heart good to see that UT is heavily recruiting Memphis now... there have been the occasional "great prospects" in big M that they've made advances toward, but in my opinion, recruiting a talent pool as large as metro Memphis requires a "presence" that is there perpetually. Kids maintain contacts with upperclassmen, and for a school to have multiple kids on their roster who prospects have knowledge of, and relationships with gives them instant credibility. There will always be those who won't choose any one school for a variety of reasons, but with the current level of orange connections within the city, UT has built a bridge across Tennessee that could stack their roster with enough talent to compete with anyone in the country and keep it replenished. Memphis definitely has the talent pool to elevate any program if they can tap into it with a portion of the top kids yearly, and up until recently, Tennessee has done a terrible job of it. Memphis, 'Ole Miss, Miss. State, Arkansas, Alabama, and a few others will always attract some of Memphis's top kids, but for the first time I feel that Tennessee is right there in the mix. I hope that they continue to attract talent from Memphis, both for UT, and the kids sake... I believe that Big Orange is on the rise, and that the Memphis kids already there will be key pieces in bringing them back to national prominence.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/1/2020 at 1:42 PM, tradertwo said:

It does my heart good to see that UT is heavily recruiting Memphis now... there have been the occasional "great prospects" in big M that they've made advances toward, but in my opinion, recruiting a talent pool as large as metro Memphis requires a "presence" that is there perpetually. Kids maintain contacts with upperclassmen, and for a school to have multiple kids on their roster who prospects have knowledge of, and relationships with gives them instant credibility. There will always be those who won't choose any one school for a variety of reasons, but with the current level of orange connections within the city, UT has built a bridge across Tennessee that could stack their roster with enough talent to compete with anyone in the country and keep it replenished. Memphis definitely has the talent pool to elevate any program if they can tap into it with a portion of the top kids yearly, and up until recently, Tennessee has done a terrible job of it. Memphis, 'Ole Miss, Miss. State, Arkansas, Alabama, and a few others will always attract some of Memphis's top kids, but for the first time I feel that Tennessee is right there in the mix. I hope that they continue to attract talent from Memphis, both for UT, and the kids sake... I believe that Big Orange is on the rise, and that the Memphis kids already there will be key pieces in bringing them back to national prominence.

How 'bout Eric Gray... player of the game!!! Recovered the onside kick and scored the winning TD!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 10 months later...
  • 10 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

Announcements



  • Recent Posts

    • I hope everyone is having a pleasant day today. Roy I will give you a call but that Hill lady and that little Grider man are taking no prisoners in this hire. They are going to be raising prices to the stadium and at my concession stand next year to pay for this new coach. I am glad I get in for free and have free concessions since I built them the concession stand. Roy do you know if that little Grider man and that Stone man are going to keep coaching next year? I am going to meet with the new coach this weekend and give him his free voucher for concessions next year.
    • Yep, but it wasn't good enough for some people.
    • I like Maryville and DB on the boys side.
    • So, is this the family of one of the players asking the question and then giving the answer? That’s what it seems. Fellas, how do you know any of this to be true, and even if that is true, how do you think you are helping the Green Hill girls basketball program by putting that out there during the middle of the team’s season? Based on the way that the older of the two stands up at games and makes himself quite visible to everyone, I was under the impression that he supported the program. I heard from other parents that the younger supported the program as well. Sharing that type of information - which is merely gossip - on a public message board in season doesn’t seem very supportive though. Please share with us your inside information gentlemen. Did it come from credible sources, or is this just a strategic, tandem effort to stir the pot?
    • So I could be wrong, but I think HS coaches can host strength training and things like that, no sport specific practices, but you can not say it's only for 8th grade football players, you have to open it to any middle school students that want to come, and no high school students can be present at all. Please don't quote me but I think that is the rule. 
×
  • Create New...