Vols to face star-studded Bama

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Kickoff is a blink away for Tennessee. On the opposing sideline ready to accept the challenge is the No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.

The No. 9-ranked Volunteers remain in the "driver's seat" of the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division as they face their fourth league opponent in a row. This Saturday's opponent claims star-studded talent across both lines of scrimmage as well as the No. 12-ranked defense (292.5 yards allowed/game) in the nation.

Listed below are the past weekend's starting lineups for the Vols as well as the Tide, paired with the Scout network's star rating when they were prospects. The Big Orange fielded one five-star, while Alabama saw trotted out eight five-stars. Both ran out 10 former four-star talents. Six three-stars started for the Orange & White and four for No. 1. Tennessee had five one-time two-star prospects running first-string.

TENNESSEE STARTING OFFENSE

http://www.scout.com/player/169065-ethan-wolf?s=7

TE Ethan Wolf: Scout 4-star, No. 1 TE in Ohio. 

http://www.scout.com/player/168796-brett-kendrick?s=7

LT Brett Kendrick: Scout 2-star, No. 3 OT in TN.

http://www.scout.com/player/172799-jashon-robertson?s=7

LG Jashon Robertson: Scout 3-star, No. 3 DT in TN.

http://www.scout.com/player/166715-dylan-wiesman?s=7

C Dylan Wiesman: Scout 3-star, No. OG in Ohio.

http://www.scout.com/player/178817-jack-jones?s=7

RG Jack Jones: Scout 4-star, No. 2 OT in TN. 

http://www.scout.com/player/179757-chance-hall?s=7

RT Chance Hall: Scout 3-star, No. 2 OT in VA. 

http://www.scout.com/player/164973-josh-malone?s=7

WR Josh Malone: Scout 4-star, No. 1 WR in TN

http://www.scout.com/player/179246-jauan-jennings?s=7

WR Jauan Jennings: Scout 4-star, No. 1 S in TN. 

http://www.scout.com/player/164714-josh-smith?s=7

WR Josh Smith: Scout 2-star, No. 6 WR in TN.

http://www.scout.com/player/156724-joshua-dobbs?s=7

QB Joshua Dobbs: Scout 4-star. No. 2 QB in GA. 

http://www.scout.com/player/156213-alvin-kamara?s=7

RB Alvin Kamara: Scout 5-star, Scout rank No. 5 (out of JUCO)

ALABAMA STARTING DEFENSE

http://www.scout.com/player/133574-dalvin-tomlinson?s=14

Dalvin Tomlinson: Scout 4-star, No. 3 DT in GA.

http://www.scout.com/player/156298-jonathan-allen?s=14

DE Jonathan Allen: Scout 5-star, No. 1 DE in VA.

http://www.scout.com/player/137610-reuben-foster?s=14

LB Reuben Foster: Scout 5-star, No. 1 MLB in AL.

http://www.scout.com/player/162702-shaun-hamilton?s=14

LB Shaun Hamilton: Scout 3-star, No. 3 MLB in AL. 

http://www.scout.com/player/153582-ryan-anderson?s=14

LB Ryan Anderson: Scout 4-star, No. 2 DE in AL.

http://www.scout.com/player/163825-tim-williams?s=14

LB Tim Williams: Scout 4-star, No. 2 DE in LA. 

http://www.scout.com/player/160899-marlon-humphrey?s=14

CB Marlon Humphrey: Scout 5-star, No. 1 CB in AL.

http://www.scout.com/player/174604-minkah-fitzpatrick?s=14

CB Minkah Fitzpatrick: Scout 5-star, No. 1 CB in NJ. 

http://www.scout.com/player/179015-ronnie-harrison?s=14

FS Ronnie Harrison: Scout 4-star, No. 5 S in FL.

http://www.scout.com/player/172594-eddie-jackson?s=14

SS Eddie Jackson: Scout 3-star, No. 7 WR in FL.

http://www.scout.com/player/178721-daron-payne?s=14

NG Da'Ron Payne: Scout 5-star, No. 1 DT in AL.

TENNESSEE STARTING DEFENSE

http://www.scout.com/player/155241-corey-vereen?s=7

DE Corey Vereen: Scout 3-star, No. 7 DE in FL.

http://www.scout.com/player/173184-kendal-vickers?s=7

DT Kendal Vickers: Scout 2-star, No. 7 DE in NC.

http://www.scout.com/player/131013-danny-o-brien?s=7

DT Danny O'Brien: Scout 4-star, No. 1 DT in MI. 

http://www.scout.com/player/175908-derek-barnett?s=7

DE Derek Barnett: Scout 4-star, No. 1 DE in TN.

http://www.scout.com/player/166197-cortez-mcdowell?s=7

WLB Cortez McDowell: Scout 4-star, No. 2 S in GA.

http://www.scout.com/player/164901-colton-jumper?s=7

MLB Colton Jumper: Scout 2-star, No. 3 MLB in NJ.

http://www.scout.com/player/178946-emmanuel-moseley?s=7

RCB Emmanuel Mosely: Scout 3-star, No. 1 CB in NC.

http://www.scout.com/player/173853-malik-foreman?s=7

LCB Malik Foreman: Scout 2-star, No. 5 WR in TN.

http://www.scout.com/player/162712-todd-kelly-jr?s=7

SS Todd Kelly Jr.: Scout 4-star, No. 1 S in TN.

http://www.scout.com/player/141619-evan-berry?s=7

FS Evan Berry: Scout 4-star, No. 3 S in GA

http://www.scout.com/player/165322-rashaan-gaulden?s=7

NICK Rashaan Gaulden: Scout 3-star, No. 3 S in TN.

ALABAMA STARTING OFFENSE

http://www.scout.com/player/157327-o-j-howard?s=14

TE O.J. Howard: Scout 5-star, No. 1 TE in AL.

http://www.scout.com/player/165926-cameron-robinson?s=14

LT Cam Robinson:  Scout 5-star, No. 1 OT in LA.

http://www.scout.com/player/162486-ross-pierschbacher?s=14

LG Ross Pierschbacher: Scout 4-star, No. 1 OG in IA

http://www.scout.com/player/154225-bradley-bozeman?s=14

C Bradley Bozeman: Scout 3-star, No. 2 OG in AL. 

http://www.scout.com/player/138053-alphonse-taylor?s=14

RG Alphonse Taylor: Scout 4-star, No. 1 OT in AL.

http://www.scout.com/player/190530-jonah-williams?s=14

RT Jonah Williams: Scout 4-star, No. 1 OT in CA. 

http://www.scout.com/player/180120-calvin-ridley?s=14

WR Calvin Ridley: Scout 5-star, No. 1 WR in FL. 

http://www.scout.com/player/135480-gehrig-dieter?s=14

WR Gehrig Dieter: Scout 3-star, No. 3 WR in IN. 

http://www.scout.com/player/148176-ardarius-stewart?s=14

WR Ardarius Stewart: Scout 4-star, No. 1 WR in AL. 

http://www.scout.com/player/186194-jalen-hurts?s=14

QB Jalen Hurts: Scout 4-star, No. 1 QB in TX. 

http://www.scout.com/player/169299-damien-harris?s=14

RB Damien Harris: Scout 4-star, No. 1 RB in KY.

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