One of the state's top juniors is getting a lot of attention and a lot of offers.
Ballentine, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound defensive back with 4.39 speed, is very surprised and pleased with all the attention he is receiving.
"It's been great," Ballentine told InsideTennessee.com. "All the attention and all the offers really surprised me. I can't put in words or explain to you what it truly means to me."
As a junior the standout defender racked up over 50 tackles, six interceptions and 25 pass break-ups.
Did Ballentine grow up liking one school above the rest?
"Yes sorta," Ballentine said. "I grew up liking Tennessee. They are definitely recruiting me hard right now."
Ballentine has had a chance to take in a game at Rocky Top this past season and came away more than impressed.
"It was incredible," Ballentine said. "I loved the game day atmosphere there. It's crazy seeing over 100,000 fans rooting for one team."
Ballentine is hoping to take in some of the Vols spring practice as well as seeing some other schools that have offered him.