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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

   
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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.

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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!!!

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