Eyes on 'Opening': Part II

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The college football recruiting world has all eyes on the Nike World Headquarters in Oregon for the now infamous "Opening," which plays host to the natio'ns top student prospective athletes.

Among the 150 prospects that have flocked to the Pacific Northwest are several top athletes that have the Tennessee Volunteers in the mix for their services. InsideTennessee now gives you a look for the names to check on throughout this weekend's madness in Part II of this feature.

Brendan Langley

Langley is certainly one of the most elite corners in the 2013 recruiting class, ranked as a four-star prospect by FoxSports Next, he is another player on Tennessee's short list. He is also a big fan of what Tennessee is doing defensively under new defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri.

"Tennessee is about to start playing Alabama-like defense I think with their new defensive coordinator (Sal Sunseri), so I like that," Langley told FOX Sports Next.

The Marietta, Ga., native plans to make his decision Aug. 25 and has narrowed his choices to Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Chad Simmons, a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports Next had the following to say of Langley:

"Langley is a that corner with length that coaches look for," Simmons said. "He has long arms, he is over six feet tall, and he can cover. He has shown great anticipation in the secondary and he can really close on the ball and/or receiver well.

"He can still improve on his press coverage and the speed of his back pedal. Langley is a legit cover guy with size that can run and make plays. He is a solid tackler in the open field as well."

Jalen Reeves-Maybin

Another in-state talent that Tennessee is fighting for is Northeast (Tenn.) High School prospect Jalen Reeves-Maybin. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder is an athlete who is looking for a home in college.

In-state athlete Jalen Reeves-Maybin can play multiple positions at the next level..
(Danny Parker/InsideTennessee.com)

FOX Sports Next ranked him as a three-star safety at the next level, but he could play a number of position, even quarterback, where he plays for Northeast. He racked up 85 solo tackles and 18 assists to go along with 10 forced fumbles this season playing linebacker. He rushed for 1,463 yards rushing and 1,267 yards passing with 46 touchdowns.

Look for Tennessee to battle it out with the likes of Ole Miss for his services at the next level.

David Williams

Williams is a name that continues to surface in Tennessee's ongoing search for a running back in the 2013 class. As a junior, he rushed for more than 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns on 230 carries.

Standing 6-foot-1, weighing in at 185 pounds, Williams has the frame with the potential that Tennessee is looking for. A Philadelphia, Pa., native, he has listed Tennessee among his top 10 schools with others such as Cal, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Pittsburg.

Williams is rated as a four-star prospect by FoxSports Next and is considered the No. 16 player at his position for this class.

Alvin Kamara

The line of Kamara has been hot and cold. At first he seemed to be a top Tennessee's list, but after numerous unofficial visit cancellations things seemed to have cooled.

The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder is certainly still a player in the search for a running back for Tennessee, but without an unofficial soon things could cool mightily.

Chad Simmons had the following to say of the Norcross, Ga., native:

"Kamara may not be the biggest back, but he is big enough,and he has plenty to offer once he gets the ball," Simmons said. "He plays fast and as soon as he gets the ball, he is moving.

"He is more of a straight-ahead runner with speed and he is not scared to lower his shoulder to run through would-be tacklers. He has not shown a lot of wiggle in the open field, but he has shown speed. He accelerates quickly through the hole and runs with balance."

Kameron Miles

While this feature has mostly focused on uncommitted prospects, it wouldn't be fair to run through everyone and not mention four-star Tennessee commitment Kameron Miles.

A safety prospect out of West Mesquite, Tex., Miles gave his pledge to the Vols back in May and remains the highest ranked player on the commitment list to date.

FOX Sports Next recruiting analyst Greg Powers is a huge fan of the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder:

"Just by looking at Miles' size and frame you would naturally figure in the fact that he is a more of a down hill linebacker, but Miles backs up in person exactly what he shows on film – the ability to run and cover," Powers said. "He moves well and has some natural instincts.

"He can turn and run with wide receivers and makes plays on the ball. He could play safety or grow in to a linebacker in college, but he will be able to use his skills at either spot."

Stay tuned for more Tennessee football recruiting coverage from InsideTennessee.

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Chris Price is a staff writer for InsideTennessee.com. He was previously an intern for the site for two years before graduating from the University of Tennessee. He joined the InsideTennessee team in 2009.

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