Highest-rated football recruits from Tennessee over the last 20 years

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May 15, 2022
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Highest-rated football recruits from Tennessee over the last 20 years

Football recruiting provides reliable drama, with recruitments and announcements becoming events in their own right. We love to see players from our own states make it big, and watch with pride as they go on to successful careers, knowing their origins shaped them into professional players. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated football recruits from Tennessee since 2000 using 247Sports. Players are ranked by national ranking with ties broken by rating. Keep reading to discover the highest-rated football recruits from your home state.

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#50: Greg Emerson (2018)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: North Side (Jackson, TN)
- National ranking: #136 in 2018 (4 stars, 0.9441 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (DT)
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#49: Lance Wilhoite (2019)

- College: Oregon
- High school: Franklin Road Academy (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #135 in 2019 (4 stars, 0.9412 rating)
- Position ranking: #21 (WR)
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#48: Joseph Anderson (2019)

- College: South Carolina
- High school: Oakland (Murfreesboro, TN)
- National ranking: #134 in 2019 (4 stars, 0.9412 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (SDE)
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#47: Jack Jones (2015)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Oakland (Murfreesboro, TN)
- National ranking: #131 in 2015 (4 stars, 0.9421 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (OT)
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#46: Maurice Hampton (2019)

- College: LSU
- High school: Memphis University School (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #129 in 2019 (4 stars, 0.9432 rating)
- Position ranking: #14 (CB)
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#45: Reggie Grimes (2020)

- College: Oklahoma
- High school: Ravenwood (Brentwood, TN)
- National ranking: #124 in 2020 (4 stars, 0.9466 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (WDE)
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#44: Ingle Martin (2001)

- College: Florida
- High school: Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #123 in 2001 (4 stars, 0.9618 rating)
- Position ranking: #11 (PRO)
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#43: Alontae Taylor (2018)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Coffee County Central (Manchester, TN)
- National ranking: #122 in 2018 (4 stars, 0.9471 rating)
- Position ranking: #21 (WR)
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#42: Max Wray (2018)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: Franklin (Franklin, TN)
- National ranking: #121 in 2018 (4 stars, 0.9473 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (OT)
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#41: Jacques Smith (2010)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Ooltewah (Ooltewah, TN)
- National ranking: #119 in 2010 (4 stars, 0.9439 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (WDE)
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#40: Tyler Baron (2020)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Knoxville Catholic (Knoxville, TN)
- National ranking: #118 in 2020 (4 stars, 0.9487 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (SDE)
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#39: Amari Rodgers (2017)

- College: Clemson
- High school: Knoxville Catholic (Knoxville, TN)
- National ranking: #117 in 2017 (4 stars, 0.9453 rating)
- Position ranking: #16 (WR)
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#38: Alex Bars (2014)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #109 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.9484 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (OT)
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#37: Van Jefferson (2015)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Ravenwood (Brentwood, TN)
- National ranking: #106 in 2015 (4 stars, 0.9517 rating)
- Position ranking: #11 (WR)
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#36: Cameron Clear (2011)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Memphis Central (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #105 in 2011 (4 stars, 0.9482 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (OT)
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#35: Jay Hardy (2020)

- College: Auburn
- High school: McCallie School (Chattanooga, TN)
- National ranking: #101 in 2020 (4 stars, 0.9549 rating)
- Position ranking: #13 (DT)
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#34: Omari Thomas (2020)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Briarcrest Christian (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #91 in 2020 (4 stars, 0.9577 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (DT)
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#33: Frank Herron (2013)

- College: LSU
- High school: Memphis Central (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #89 in 2013 (4 stars, 0.9595 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (SDE)
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#32: Junior Colson (2021)

- College: Michigan
- High school: Ravenwood (Brentwood, TN)
- National ranking: #89 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.9598 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (LB)
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#31: Jacques McClendon (2006)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)
- National ranking: #88 in 2006 (4 stars, 0.955 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (OG)
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#30: Antonio Richardson (2011)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Pearl-Cohn (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #88 in 2011 (4 stars, 0.9582 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (OT)
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#29: Golden Tate (2007)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Pope John Paul II (Hendersonville, TN)
- National ranking: #81 in 2007 (4 stars, 0.9594 rating)
- Position ranking: #11 (WR)
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#28: Key Lawrence (2020)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Ensworth (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #81 in 2020 (4 stars, 0.9647 rating)
- Position ranking: #6 (S)
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#27: Adarius Bowman (2003)

- College: North Carolina
- High school: Notre Dame (Chattanooga, TN)
- National ranking: #80 in 2003 (4 stars, 0.943 rating)
- Position ranking: #11 (WR)
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#26: Maleik Gray (2017)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: LaVergne (LaVergne, TN)
- National ranking: #80 in 2017 (4 stars, 0.9621 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (S)
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#25: Derron Johnson (2001)

- College: Memphis
- High school: Melrose (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #70 in 2001 (4 stars, 0.9759 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (CB)
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#24: Austin Long (2009)

- College: Georgia
- High school: Briarcrest Christian (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #67 in 2009 (4 stars, 0.9678 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (OT)
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#23: Ty Chandler (2017)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #67 in 2017 (4 stars, 0.9679 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (RB)
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#22: Todd Kelly Jr. (2014)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Webb School of Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)
- National ranking: #64 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.9696 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (S)
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#21: Jacob Phillips (2017)

- College: LSU
- High school: East Nashville Magnet School (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #61 in 2017 (4 stars, 0.9719 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (ILB)
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#20: Jake Briningstool (2021)

- College: Clemson
- High school: Ravenwood (Brentwood, TN)
- National ranking: #60 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.9715 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (TE)
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#19: Drew Richmond (2015)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Memphis University School (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #56 in 2015 (4 stars, 0.9742 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (OT)
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#18: LaMarcus Coker (2005)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Antioch (Antioch, TN)
- National ranking: #49 in 2005 (4 stars, 0.9793 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (RB)
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#17: Jalen Hurd (2014)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Beech (Hendersonville, TN)
- National ranking: #39 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.9805 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (ATH)
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#16: Chris Donald (2007)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Huntingdon (Huntingdon, TN)
- National ranking: #39 in 2007 (4 stars, 0.9808 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (OLB)
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#15: Michael Oher (2005)

- College: Ole Miss
- High school: Briarcrest Christian (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #38 in 2005 (5 stars, 0.9833 rating)
- Position ranking: #6 (OT)
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#14: Josh Malone (2014)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Station Camp (Gallatin, TN)
- National ranking: #37 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.9826 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (WR)
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#13: Daniel Brooks (2003)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Jackson Central Merry (Jackson, TN)
- National ranking: #36 in 2003 (4 stars, 0.9825 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (ILB)
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#12: Kyle Phillips (2015)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Hillsboro (Nashville, TN)
- National ranking: #36 in 2015 (5 stars, 0.9843 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (SDE)
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#11: Demonte Bolden (2004)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Tyner Academy (Chattanooga, TN)
- National ranking: #34 in 2004 (5 stars, 0.9845 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (DT)
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#10: Marlon Brown (2009)

- College: Georgia
- High school: Harding Academy of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #27 in 2009 (5 stars, 0.9869 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (WR)
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#9: Cade Mays (2018)

- College: Georgia
- High school: Knoxville Catholic (Knoxville, TN)
- National ranking: #22 in 2018 (5 stars, 0.9869 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (OT)
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#8: Tee Higgins (2017)

- College: Clemson
- High school: Oak Ridge (Oak Ridge, TN)
- National ranking: #19 in 2017 (5 stars, 0.99 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (WR)
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#7: JaCoby Stevens (2017)

- College: LSU
- High school: Oakland (Murfreesboro, TN)
- National ranking: #18 in 2017 (5 stars, 0.9901 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (S)
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#6: Brandon Warren (2006)

- College: Florida State
- High school: Alcoa (Alcoa, TN)
- National ranking: #18 in 2006 (5 stars, 0.9922 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (TE)
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#5: Jalen Ramsey (2013)

- College: Florida State
- High school: Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN)
- National ranking: #16 in 2013 (5 stars, 0.9923 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (CB)
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#4: Trey Smith (2017)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: University School Of Jackson (Jackson, TN)
- National ranking: #14 in 2017 (5 stars, 0.992 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (OT)
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#3: Gerald Riggs Jr. (2002)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Red Bank (Chattanooga, TN)
- National ranking: #7 in 2002 (5 stars, 0.997 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (RB)
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#2: Jordan Davis (2018)

- College: Alabama
- High school: Southwind (Memphis, TN)
- National ranking: #5 in 2018 (4 stars, 0.951 rating)
- Position ranking: #6 (WDE)
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#1: Patrick Turner (2005)

- College: USC
- High school: Goodpasture Christian School (Madison, TN)
- National ranking: #2 in 2005 (5 stars, 0.9992 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (WR)
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