High School football in the Volunteer State gets underway here Monday with the start of two a days for most local and area prep programs.
Most high schools in Tennessee will hit the practice field Monday morning while the Tennessee Volunteers will begin their fall camp with players reporting on August 3 and UT's first practice being on August 4.
InsideTennessee.com caught up with McMinn County High School signal caller Cy Ables to get his thoughts about getting an early start on the practice field.
"I'm ready to get going," Ables said. "I'm very excited about my senior season, I ended up missing three games last year and I want to start where I left off last season."
McMinn County finished the year with a 7-5 record, bowing out in the second round of the state playoffs.
"We should be a much better team this fall," Ables said. "I'm ready to get out there and work hard for our season opener."
Ables, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound athlete who runs a 4.6 forty, passed for over 1,700 yards and around 11 touchdowns in only eight ballgames. Those numbers were enough to earn him All-Region honors.
Ables has made the round this summer attending several one day football camps.
It appears that Ables, who has no official offers so far, does have an early favorite.
"I really like Eastern Kentucky a lot," Ables said. "I just love it up there a lot. They have a great coaching staff and it feels like home."
Ables received his first piece of recruiting mail from the University of Tennessee and although the Volunteers send him a lot of literature, he is waiting to see if their interest increases.
InsideTennessee.com will continue profiling Tennessee prospects over the next few months as part of our state wide coverage.