Tennessee Sleeper Getting Interest

An unrated prospect that appears to be turning heads is Tee Howell. Howell plays the slash role for Morristown East High School (Tn.) and has shown the ability to be major prospect. KSR talks with his head coach, DeWayne Hatcher.

An unrated prospect that appears to be turning heads is Tee Howell. Howell plays the slash role for Morristown East High School (Tn.) and has shown the ability to be major prospect. KSR talks with his head coach, DeWayne Hatcher.

As a junior Tee Howell helped lead Morristown East to a 9-3 record and a playoff birth. His success on both sides of the ball has caught the attention of Morristown East Alumnus and current UK offensive coordinator, Randy Sanders.

"He's versatile. He's pretty good at anything you ask him to do," said DeWayne Hatcher. "We started him at safety as a sophomore. Then our quarterback got hurt and we moved him to quarterback after three games. Going into his junior year we thought he'd be better as a slash player on offense," Hatcher continued.

Howell has been the definition of slash this season, playing snaps at quarterback, wide receiver, running back and corner. He also has another talent on the field. "He's a return man. Tee ran back two touchdowns against (Austin-East, Knoxville) this year," Hatcher said. "He's a play-maker and a game-breaker."

Standing at 5-foot-10, 185-pounds, Howell also runs a 4.5 forty, but his elusiveness and quickness are what make him special. "The offensive coordinator at Ole Miss sees him as comparable to Dexter McCluster," he said.

So what schools are interested? "Kentucky is looking at him. Middle Tennessee State, Northern Illinois and Colorado are all interested. Ole Miss is wanting to look at him, as is Virginia Tech. He's definitely a kid that's worth being looked at," said Hatcher.

Howell hasn't taken any official visits, but he's been to Tennessee twice as a junior. It appears that Howell's recruitment will be ramping up in the near future as more schools get the opportunity to see his film.

"He's the best prospect I've ever had at the high school level," Hatcher finished.


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