# 15 – DeMarcus Knight, 6-2, 230 pound linebacker from Morristown-East (Tenn.) made an early commitment to Ole Miss. Knight is a solid linebacker who is able to cover the pass and stop the run. He said of his early commitment, "I'm pretty solid with Ole Miss. I liked the coaches and they would be expecting me to play my freshman year." Knight is still receiving a lot of attention from schools like Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Middle Tennessee, Kentucky, and Louisville.
# 14 – Dominque Allen, 6-0, 250 pound defensive end from Paris-Henry County (Tenn.) made his commitment early in the process and found his dream school. Allen commented, "I knew before Tennessee offered me I was going to commit. They were the school I was waiting on. I went to see other schools but they were nothing compared to Tennessee. I was born and raised a Tennessee fan. I really like the team." Well things have changed. With Coach Fulmer on his way out Allen has decommitted and pledged a new committment to LSU.
# 13 – Wesley Johnson, 6-5.5, 250 pound offensive guard from Nashville-Montgomery Bell Academy (Tenn.) may be the best kept secret state wide. Although he does not have a huge frame at 250 pounds he is solid with room to grow. Johnson is a very good technique player that is able to use pad leverage, great inside hand positioning, and an aggressive run blocker. He has been busy with offers from Duke, Kentucky, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and most recently Auburn. Johnson has trimmed his list down to Vanderbilt and Auburn.
# 12 – Greg King, 6-3, 205 pound linebacker from Memphis-Melrose (Tenn.) is picking up a lot of interest this recruiting season. King finished the 2008 season with 76 tackles. He shows great closing speed, power, dip and rip technique to avoid blockers, and tackling technique. King will have a hard time choosing as he boasts offers from Tennessee, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Arkansas, and Alabama to name a few.
# 11 – Zach Rogers, 6-1, 170 pound wide receiver from Nashville-David Lipscomb (Tenn.) is one of the top early commitments in the state. Rogers is a speedy wide receiver who has the ability to be a vertical receiver or turn short passing routes into big plays. In July he committed to join his brother, Austin Rogers, at Tennessee. The Vols were among several offers including Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt to name a few. Now with a change in coaches Rogers may be one of a few Tennessee prospects to look around a little more before signing day.