It's that time of the year again.
We at InsideTennessee.com count down the top 30 In-State players every year, with the Class of 2012 not being an exception.
Our recruiting analyst and staff writers haven gotten a better opportunity to see the talent in the state of Tennessee up close this past spring, with the help of the First Annual InsideTennessee Combine held in Knoxville last month, along with numerous other combines and spring practices.
We will begin at No. 30 and work our way down the list all the way to No. 1. Please remember this is a Pre-Season Top 30, and we will release our Post-Season Top 30 after the conclusion of the 2011 season.
No. 29 Vanderbilt Hambrick-Running back-Alcoa High School
With a first name like Vanderbilt, you have to wonder if Vandy is his nick name. This young man is definitely explosive and makes big time plays.
His stats doesn't meet up with his size, the senior to be running back is listed at 5-foot-8, and 165-pounds. He has deceptive speed and can take it to the house anytime he touches the ball.
He led his team to another state championship this past fall and and is expected to play a big role in getting the Tornadoes back to the title game again.
Hambrick is currently not ranked by Scout.com and is listed as the No. 29 overall player in the InsideTennessee.com Pre-Season Top 30.
THE INSIDE TAKE
Overall size is a concern. Hambrick had 16 carries for 212 yards and three touchdowns in a big win against Maryville 35-31.
While Hambrick is currently holding no official offers, that may change after spring evaluations and summer camps.