Highest-rated Class of 2021 football recruits from Tennessee

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August 22, 2021
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Highest-rated Class of 2021 football recruits from Tennessee

With National Signing Day behind us and the 2021 college football season fast-approaching, Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated Class of 2021 football recruits from Tennessee using 247Sports.

There are a number of players primed to make big impacts right away, including as starters as soon as they arrive. The highest-rated players run the gamut from offense to special teams. Without a doubt, several of the players listed here are sure to be household names by the holidays. Keep reading to discover the highest-rated football recruits from your home state.

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#50: DJ Brown (ILB)

- College: Charlotte
- High school: Memphis University School (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #2,015 (3 stars, 0.8168 rating)
- Position ranking: #94 (ILB)
- Offers: Charlotte, Army, Austin Peay, Ball State, Coastal Carolina
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#49: Bryce Edmondson (ILB)

- College: Memphis
- High school: Ensworth (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #1,960 (3 stars, 0.8193 rating)
- Position ranking: #92 (ILB)
- Offers: Memphis, Air Force, Arkansas State, Army, Austin Peay
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#48: BJ Ragland (OT)

- College: Charlotte
- High school: Red Bank (Chattanooga, TN)
- National ranking: #1,955 (3 stars, 0.8195 rating)
- Position ranking: #161 (OT)
- Offers: Charlotte, Tulane, Army, Austin Peay, Campbell
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#47: Jacoby Leatherwood (ILB)

- College: East Tennessee State
- High school: East Nashville Magnet School (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #1,900 (3 stars, 0.8215 rating)
- Position ranking: #89 (ILB)
- Offers: East Tennessee State, Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Austin Peay, Ball State
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#46: Zion Rucker (DT)

- College: UT Martin
- High school: Smyrna (Smyrna, TN)
- National ranking: #1,896 (3 stars, 0.8215 rating)
- Position ranking: #108 (DT)
- Offers: UT Martin, Eastern Kentucky, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee Tech
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#45: Roderic Lewis (ATH)

- College: Navy
- High school: Memphis University School (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #1,851 (3 stars, 0.8234 rating)
- Position ranking: #148 (ATH)
- Offers: Navy, Tulane, Arkansas State, Austin Peay, Ball State
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#44: Jarrett Lucombe (SDE)

- College: Western Kentucky
- High school: Pope John Paul II (Hendersonville, TN)
- National ranking: #1,824 (3 stars, 0.8248 rating)
- Position ranking: #106 (SDE)
- Offers: Western Kentucky
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#43: Robert Johnson (S)

- College: North Texas
- High school: Memphis Academy of Health Sciences (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #1,791 (3 stars, 0.8261 rating)
- Position ranking: #153 (S)
- Offers: North Texas, Chattanooga, Eastern Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee State
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#42: Parker Petersen (SDE)

- College: Tulane
- High school: Father Ryan (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #1,686 (3 stars, 0.8294 rating)
- Position ranking: #100 (SDE)
- Offers: Tulane, Army, Bucknell, Central Arkansas, Central Michigan
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#41: Ariyon Paige (CB)

- College: not committed
- High school: Cordova (Cordova, TN)
- National ranking: #1,475 (3 stars, 0.8366 rating)
- Position ranking: #131 (CB)
- Offers: Memphis
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#40: Brandon Warner (S)

- College: Memphis
- High school: Ridgeway (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #1,452 (3 stars, 0.8376 rating)
- Position ranking: #124 (S)
- Offers: Memphis, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Austin Peay, Charlotte, Eastern Kentucky
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#39: Eric Rivers (ATH)

- College: Memphis
- High school: McCallie School (Chattanooga, TN)
- National ranking: #1,332 (3 stars, 0.8417 rating)
- Position ranking: #101 (ATH)
- Offers: Memphis, Arkansas State, Austin Peay, Chattanooga, Eastern Kentucky
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#38: Scottie Alexander (WR)

- College: Tulsa
- High school: Collierville (Collierville, TN)
- National ranking: #1,323 (3 stars, 0.8423 rating)
- Position ranking: #186 (WR)
- Offers: Tulsa, Air Force, Austin Peay, Central Arkansas, Chattanooga
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#37: Kolby Phillips (CB)

- College: Tulane
- High school: Hillsboro (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #1,266 (3 stars, 0.8444 rating)
- Position ranking: #107 (CB)
- Offers: Tulane, Austin Peay, Coastal Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Indiana
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#36: Ethan Hassler (WDE)

- College: Arkansas State
- High school: Collierville (Collierville, TN)
- National ranking: #1,264 (3 stars, 0.8444 rating)
- Position ranking: #70 (WDE)
- Offers: Arkansas State, Southern Miss, Austin Peay, Chattanooga, Colorado
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#35: James Stewart (SDE)

- College: Memphis
- High school: Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN)
- National ranking: #1,249 (3 stars, 0.8451 rating)
- Position ranking: #81 (SDE)
- Offers: Memphis, Air Force, Army, Boston College, Charlotte
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#34: CJ Taylor (S)

- College: Vanderbilt
- High school: Warren County (Mcminnville, TN)
- National ranking: #1,219 (3 stars, 0.8464 rating)
- Position ranking: #105 (S)
- Offers: Vanderbilt, Arkansas State, Army, Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky
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#33: Damon Owens (OLB)

- College: Louisiana-Monroe
- High school: Ravenwood (Brentwood, TN)
- National ranking: #1,171 (3 stars, 0.8477 rating)
- Position ranking: #74 (OLB)
- Offers: South Carolina, Kentucky, Memphis, Missouri, Penn State
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#32: Isiah Cox (ATH)

- College: Cincinnati
- High school: Alcoa (Alcoa, TN)
- National ranking: #1,165 (3 stars, 0.8477 rating)
- Position ranking: #81 (ATH)
- Offers: Cincinnati, Appalachian State, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boston College
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#31: Antwan Roberts (RB)

- College: Wisconsin
- High school: Pope John Paul II (Hendersonville, TN)
- National ranking: #1,126 (3 stars, 0.8485 rating)
- Position ranking: #68 (RB)
- Offers: Wisconsin, Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis
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#30: Bryce Goodner (OG)

- College: Virginia Tech
- High school: McMinn (Athens, TN)
- National ranking: #1,110 (3 stars, 0.8498 rating)
- Position ranking: #57 (OG)
- Offers: Virginia Tech, Air Force, Arkansas State, Austin Peay, Bowling Green
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#29: Jawon Odoms (CB)

- College: Memphis
- High school: Henry County (Paris, TN)
- National ranking: #1,101 (3 stars, 0.8498 rating)
- Position ranking: #94 (CB)
- Offers: Memphis, Arkansas State, Austin Peay, Tennessee, Western Carolina
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#28: DC Tabscott (PRO)

- College: Appalachian State
- High school: Father Ryan (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #1,088 (3 stars, 0.8505 rating)
- Position ranking: #38 (PRO)
- Offers: not available
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#27: Gavin McKay (TE)

- College: Missouri
- High school: Memphis University School (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #1,045 (3 stars, 0.8519 rating)
- Position ranking: #55 (TE)
- Offers: Missouri, Florida Atlantic, Indiana, Kansas, Liberty
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#26: Alex Okelo (WDE)

- College: Michigan State
- High school: Pearl-Cohn (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #988 (3 stars, 0.8538 rating)
- Position ranking: #56 (WDE)
- Offers: Michigan State, Florida State, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky
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#25: Javin Burke (ATH)

- College: Virginia
- High school: Bradley Central (Cleveland, TN)
- National ranking: #944 (3 stars, 0.8552 rating)
- Position ranking: #68 (ATH)
- Offers: not available
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#24: Gregory Rubin (S)

- College: Memphis
- High school: White Station (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #941 (3 stars, 0.8552 rating)
- Position ranking: #73 (S)
- Offers: Memphis, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Austin Peay, Campbell, Duke
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#23: Adrian Huey (CB)

- College: Kentucky
- High school: Hillsboro (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #864 (3 stars, 0.8581 rating)
- Position ranking: #73 (CB)
- Offers: Kentucky, Arkansas, Charlotte, Georgia, Mississippi State
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#22: Michael Diatta (SDE)

- College: Virginia
- High school: Cane Ridge (Antioch, TN)
- National ranking: #850 (3 stars, 0.8593 rating)
- Position ranking: #57 (SDE)
- Offers: Virginia, Brown, Coastal Carolina, Columbia, Eastern Kentucky
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#21: BJ Harris (RB)

- College: Missouri
- High school: McCallie School (Chattanooga, TN)
- National ranking: #824 (3 stars, 0.8601 rating)
- Position ranking: #45 (RB)
- Offers: Missouri, Charlotte, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky
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#20: Grey Carroll (SDE)

- College: Georgia Tech
- High school: Alcoa (Alcoa, TN)
- National ranking: #822 (3 stars, 0.8601 rating)
- Position ranking: #54 (SDE)
- Offers: not available
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#19: John Howse IV (CB)

- College: Vanderbilt
- High school: Brentwood (Brentwood, TN)
- National ranking: #799 (3 stars, 0.8613 rating)
- Position ranking: #65 (CB)
- Offers: not available
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#18: Javon Nelson (SDE)

- College: Memphis
- High school: Riverdale (Murfreesboro, TN)
- National ranking: #781 (3 stars, 0.8615 rating)
- Position ranking: #51 (SDE)
- Offers: Memphis, Arkansas, Charlotte, Florida, Georgia
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#17: Elijah Howard (RB)

- College: Virginia Tech
- High school: Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)
- National ranking: #726 (3 stars, 0.864 rating)
- Position ranking: #39 (RB)
- Offers: Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Charlotte, Georgia Tech, Louisville
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#16: Jaden Keller (ATH)

- College: Virginia Tech
- High school: Tennessee (Bristol, TN)
- National ranking: #716 (3 stars, 0.8647 rating)
- Position ranking: #52 (ATH)
- Offers: Virginia Tech, Appalachian State, Charlotte, Duke, Eastern Kentucky
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#15: Austin Gentle (OG)

- College: Harvard
- High school: McCallie School (Chattanooga, TN)
- National ranking: #699 (3 stars, 0.8648 rating)
- Position ranking: #35 (OG)
- Offers: Harvard, Air Force, Appalachian State, Army, Central Michigan
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#14: J'Marion Gooch (OT)

- College: Missouri
- High school: Gallatin Senior (Gallatin, TN)
- National ranking: #629 (3 stars, 0.8689 rating)
- Position ranking: #52 (OT)
- Offers: Missouri, Auburn, Tennessee, Charlotte, Colorado
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#13: Quenton Barnes (WR)

- College: not committed
- High school: Cane Ridge (Antioch, TN)
- National ranking: #451 (3 stars, 0.8815 rating)
- Position ranking: #70 (WR)
- Offers: Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Florida
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#12: Kyndrich Breedlove (ATH)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Pearl-Cohn (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #422 (3 stars, 0.885 rating)
- Position ranking: #26 (ATH)
- Offers: not available
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#11: Noah Josey (OG)

- College: Virginia
- High school: Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN)
- National ranking: #421 (3 stars, 0.885 rating)
- Position ranking: #21 (OG)
- Offers: Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor
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#10: William Parker (OT)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Pearl-Cohn (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #410 (3 stars, 0.8851 rating)
- Position ranking: #34 (OT)
- Offers: not available
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#9: Adonai Mitchell (WR)

- College: Georgia
- High school: Cane Ridge (Antioch, TN)
- National ranking: #381 (3 stars, 0.8883 rating)
- Position ranking: #64 (WR)
- Offers: not available
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#8: Walker Merrill (WR)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Brentwood (Brentwood, TN)
- National ranking: #351 (4 stars, 0.8925 rating)
- Position ranking: #58 (WR)
- Offers: not available
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#7: Eli Sutton (OT)

- College: North Carolina
- High school: Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN)
- National ranking: #253 (4 stars, 0.9079 rating)
- Position ranking: #19 (OT)
- Offers: North Carolina, Baylor, Duke, Florida, Georgia Tech
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#6: Hudson Wolfe (TE)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Hardin County (Savannah, TN)
- National ranking: #218 (4 stars, 0.9151 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (TE)
- Offers: not available
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#5: Dietrick Pennington (OG)

- College: Clemson
- High school: Evangelical Christian (Cordova, TN)
- National ranking: #210 (4 stars, 0.9175 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (OG)
- Offers: Clemson, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU
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#4: Andre Turrentine (S)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: Ensworth (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #169 (4 stars, 0.9269 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (S)
- Offers: Ohio State, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia
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#3: Prince Kollie (OLB)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: David Crockett (Jonesborough, TN)
- National ranking: #144 (4 stars, 0.9367 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (OLB)
- Offers: Notre Dame, Alabama, Army, Auburn, Austin Peay
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#2: Junior Colson (OLB)

- College: Michigan
- High school: Ravenwood (Brentwood, TN)
- National ranking: #89 (4 stars, 0.9598 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (OLB)
- Offers: not available
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#1: Jake Briningstool (TE)

- College: Clemson
- High school: Ravenwood (Brentwood, TN)
- National ranking: #60 (4 stars, 0.9715 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (TE)
- Offers: not available
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