It appears that both schools are after the same Alabama high school prospect. Hewitt-Trussville High School defensive end John Youngblood received his first two calls Thursday morning from those two schools.
"Middle Tennessee called me and woke me up at 6:45 a.m.," Youngblood told AStateNation.com. "Arkansas State called me next at 7:00 a.m., at least I was awake for that one."
Youngblood was excited to get the call from Red Wolf Assistant Coach Tyler Siskey.
"Coach told me that I was the first player in Alabama that they called this morning," Youngblood said. "That's pretty cool. They stressed to me how important I am to their recruiting class."
Youngblood says he will definitely take a trip to Jonesboro in the future.
"Yes I plan on taking a visit to Arkansas State," Youngblood said. "I'm going to try to go up for a game. I'm hoping Arkansas State does well against Illinois this weekend."