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.
Coming in at No. 28 is Memphis Mitchell Athlete and quarterback Terreance Ayers
Ayers, a 6-foot-0, 195-pound athlete, believe he has what it takes to play the quarterback position at the college level. While some schools are looking at him as an athete, some are focusing on his quarterback talents.
Ayers also feels that his strengths on the field include reading defenses, being his team leader out on the field He also feels is his a big time play maker on the field that can't be overlooked when talking about playing on the defensive side of the ball.
"I'm looking at schools with good graduation rates for their athletes," Ayers told Scout.com in an earlier interview. I'd like to play for coaches who connect well with their players and do a good job preparing them for the season. Then I ‘d like to see what kind of offensive systems they run and how they see me fitting in those systems."
Ayers is an all-around athlete that plays basketball, football, and track for Memphis Mitchell.
No. 29 went to Vanderbilt Hambrick Athlete from Alcoa High School
No. 30 honors went to Morristown East QB Cody Ricker