One Memphis High school football player grew up wearing Orange and White.
Memphis University School junior offensive lineman Ben Still grew up a big UT Football fan, mainly due to his father Eric playing for the Vols in the late 80's.
"Yes sir I have been a big UT fan as long as I can remember," Still told InsideTennessee.com in a recent interview. "Our family has been Orange and White my entire life, my dad Eric played for UT from 85-89."
Even though he grew up rooting for UT as a youngster, things have changed since the recruiting process has begun.
"I'm going to keep an open mind," Still said. "Ole Miss is my first offer that means a lot to me. Right now a lot of schools are recruiting me harder than Tennessee is, hopefully that will change in the near future."
Still attended the Vols offensive lineman camp this past summer and came away very impressed with the new Tennessee coaching staff.
"I learned more at that camp than any other," Still admitted. "It was great. I thought I did pretty well at the camp, hopefully it was good enough to impress their coaching staff."
"I'm hoping my stock is on the rise at Tennessee, but like I said earlier I want to go to the school that wants me the most," Still said. "If Tennessee offers they will definitely be up there towards the top of my list. It would be a dream come true."
His first offer surprised the standout lineman.
"I was a little surprised when I found out," Still said. "I didn't know what to think, but I'm very happy and excited about getting that first offer out of the way."
Still is listed at 6-foot-3, 285-pounds, he is expected to be one of the top offensive lineman in the state as a senior.