New Tennessee Head Coach Derek Dooley has already made it known that he plans on recruiting his home state, making the Volunteer state a priority in his coaching staff's recruiting efforts.
While last year's staff sounded like they would do a better job recruiting Tennessee, but quickly opted to go to other places such as Atlanta Georgia.
We at InsideTennessee.com decided to take an early look at some Division 1 prospects in the state, giving all Tennessee High School Football Fans a look at our 15 players to watch.
This is our first list, we will get a chance this spring to go out and evaluate talent, see prospects in combines and camps. This is a preliminary list based off what we have heard along with those prospects that have already received D1 offers.
In no particular order here is the InsideTennessee.com 15 Tennessee High School prospects to watch for the recruiting Class of 2011.
Antonio Richardson- Offensive lineman- 6-foot-6, 310-pounds Nashville Ensworth
Jabreal Washington-Athlete-5-foot-11, 165-pounds-Trinity Christian High School
Chris Sensabaugh-Running back-5-foot-10, 190-pounds, Dobbs Bennett High School
Tray Becton-Martin-Running back 5-foot-11, 165-pounds, Briarcrest High School
Trovante Thompson-Defensive Tackle 6-foot-1, 280-pounds Whitehaven High School
Lonnie Ballentine-Defensive Back-6-foot-3, 195-pounds Memphis Southwind High School
Detavius Johnson-Wide Receiver-5-foot-9, 167-pounds Memphis East High School
Hunter Long-Offensive lineman-6-foot-3, 295 pounds Briarcrest High School
Michael Johnson-Quarterback-6-foot-5, 200-pounds Briarcrest High School
Artaves Gibson-Running back -6-foot-2, 210-pounds Memphis Mitchell High School
Jeremiah Bryson-Running back-5-foot-8, 173-pounds Smyrna High School
David Helton-Linebacker-6-foot-2, 226-pounds Chattanooga Baylor High School
Devrin Young-Running back-5-foot-7, 159-pounds Knoxville Bearden High School
Terry Redden-Defensive tackle-6-foot-1, 280-pounds, Whitehaven High School
Tino Thomas-Athlete-6-foot-0, 190-pounds Memphis Melrose High School