After somewhat of a disappointing year in Division 1 talent in the state of Tennessee, it appears that the Class of 2011 will be a much stronger class for the Volunteer State.
One junior running back from Smyrna's Jeremiah Bryson has already picked up two official offers, expecting more before he enters his senior season in the fall.
InsideTennessee.com caught up with Bryson Wednesday night to get the latest on his recruitment.
"Right now I have offers from North Carolina and Maryland," Bryson said. "Tennessee is recruiting me a lot. Coach (Jim) Chaney has come by my school; he is supposed to be back in the spring. They seem like they could be close to offering."
Bryson, a 5-foot-9, 176-pound athlete who reports a 4.5 forty, rushed for over 900 yards as a junior and over 1,200 yards as a true freshman on the varsity.
What makes Bryson such a good running back?
"First of all I have been blessed with a great offensive line," Bryson said. "I have great vision and I hit the hole with a lot of explosion. I like making something out of nothing."
Bryson is pleased to have two offers in hand; he explained how he learned of the two ACC schools interest in him.
"I was sitting in class when my head coach came in and pulled me out for a minute," Bryson said. "He had a couple of letters for me. I was very excited, I had a big smile all over my face, and my coach told me how proud he was of me."
Bryson has never made a trip to Knoxville, something he plans on changing in the near future.
"Rod Wilkes is a good friend of mine," Bryson said. "He tells me nothing but great things about the school and campus. I can't wait to take a visit there to see what it's all about. I'm a Tennessee boy at heart; I have a lot of interest in the Volunteers."