Volunteer State frosh already with 6 offers

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jacoby Stevens won't have to be patient to find college opportunities.

Without his freshman year even being complete, the Volunteer State linebacker and wide receiver already has six scholarship offers.

Tennessee was the first school to offer but that doesn't put the Volunteers in the driver's seat.

"I like Tennessee a lot but it's early yet," Stevens said.

Coming with offers since then are Auburn, Louisville, LSU, Kentucky and Ole Miss.

The Auburn Tigers bounced back in a major way from an 0-8 season in the Southeastern Conference to win the league championship, which the prospect finds impressive.

"I think great success (when think of Auburn)," Stevens said. "The program there is outstanding."

The Wildcats are expected to bounce back after going 0-8 in the SEC last fall.

"People kind of downplay them, but they're a good college," Stevens said.

Perhaps the offer that left the greatest impression came from the bayou.

"LSU is my dream school and my family is from Louisiana," he said.

Spring and summer trips to see several college campuses are on the horizon but no schedule is in place.

The freshman transferred to Oakland High School after winning a TSSAA Division II Class AA state championship with Ensworth. That will allow him to play with prospects like four-star offensive tackle Jack Jones and three-star linebacker Josh Smith.

"I'm looking forward to it a lot," A lot of people said when I transferred to Oakland I'd be playing big-boy ball," he said.

See more from Stevens by clicking play on the Scout video interview below following the Tennessee Exposure Camp on the campus of Tennessee State University:

Danny Parker is currently the Managing Editor, Recruiting Analyst and Staff Photographer for InsideTennessee.com. He was previously the sports editor at Shelbyville Times-Gazette. He joined the Scout team July 2011.
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