Memphis Area OL Haul in 2020

Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by GoVols2003, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. GoVols2003

    GoVols2003 Contributor

    The Memphis area is loaded with good OL talent for 2020. By my count TN has already offered 4 of them with prospect of a 5th OL offer down the road...

    Olive Branch (MS but 5 mins outside of Memphis)
    - Xavier Hill - recently offered. 6'5 and 300 ish. His junior year was his first year really playing. Big upside. Picking up offers left and right.

    Big Omari is the headliner. Saw him in person this year. Mean streak. Offers everywhere.

    Rodney Newsome Jr (dad played basketball at Memphis) is a sleeper. More of a guard prospect I would presume, but he is very big and not sure if he is still done growing. Needs some work on the body, but there is potential there.

    Marcus Henderson draws some Richmond comparisons but I have heard there is a better work ethic there. Also, Richmond had a lot of work to do on his body out of HS. I think this kid is a little better off there.

    Freedom Prep Academy
    Chris Morris is another 6'5 kid. Freedom Prep is a small classification school, but I have heard good things about the kid.

    *Keep an eye on this school as they have a 6'3 200 lb Freshman QB that is already drawing major attention. Apparently has a big arm...played Varsity QB in 8th grade. Tevin Carter is the name.

    Seems like we are hitting this area hard. Not sure how many OL we will take in 2020, but these guys along with Ratledge and Mays makes for some big beef to target.
  2. BigOrangeBeech

    BigOrangeBeech Poster of the Month, July 2014 and recruiting guy!

    Justin Rogers out of Michigan too. I think we're in a good spot with him. Top 100 recruit and 5 star I believe.
  3. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    What about Ray Curry?
  4. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    Isn't Memphis part of Arkansas?
  5. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Not under Pruitt, he's camped out there.
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  6. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    No reason for the 19' OL class to be anything but as good or maybe even better than the 18' (and it will be exceptional finishing with Wright).
  7. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    In a perfect world Tennessee lands

    Justin Rogers

    Tate Ratledge

    Omari Thomas

    Marcus Henderson

    Cooper Mays

    Bryn Tucker

    Omari becomes a stud defensive lineman
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  8. BigOrangeBeech

    BigOrangeBeech Poster of the Month, July 2014 and recruiting guy!

    Great list.

    I think we have a great shot with all of those, but think Ratledge is probably the least likely. Got some work to do there, certainly not anything that we couldnt overcome, but hes who we have the most work to do with.

    Keeping my eye on the Mayes kid out of NC as well.
  9. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Ratledge grew up in a Tennessee house
  10. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Would it be an NCAA violation if I took him duck hunting?

  11. BigOrangeBeech

    BigOrangeBeech Poster of the Month, July 2014 and recruiting guy!

    Yep. Supposedly through all the Butch years we fell behind UGA and Bammer though.
  12. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    Mississippi, I thought.
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  13. BigOrangeBeech

    BigOrangeBeech Poster of the Month, July 2014 and recruiting guy!

    Doesnt really matter. They can both fight over it for all I care.
  14. dknash

    dknash Chieftain

    Thought I was playing Where's Waldo for a minute (preview pic only shows 7 or 8)
  15. Butthole

    Butthole Member

    Tee recruiting Memphis?
  16. GoVols2003

    GoVols2003 Contributor

    I think a good portion of the staff has come in and out...
  17. GoVols2003

    GoVols2003 Contributor

    I may have forgot a kid... There is a massive OL at White Station as well. Not sure if he has an official offer, but he is definitely on the radar.
  18. emainvol

    emainvol Administrator

    Can we get some Memphis area kids that don't bust for a change?
  19. GoVols2003

    GoVols2003 Contributor

    Xavier Hill, 2020 OL from Olive Branch, (mentioned in op) visited this past weekend with his family and coach.
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  20. Memtownvol

    Memtownvol Member

    What are your thoughts on this kid? I’m sure you have seen him up close and in action. I have not had a chance to see him play.

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