Published February 18, 2014 - 8:00pmNEW: Follow on facebook -
Think talking about the class of 2015 is a bit much? How about the class of 2016–the kids who haven’t finished their sophomore years yet?
But to be competitive, college staffs keep having to be involved–earlier and earlier–in making their presence known with prospects. Tennessee and Ole Miss currently share the nation’s lead with three 2016 commitments apiece. There are no rankings available yet for these classes, but these two SEC schools lead the way.
Just like with its 2014 and 2015 classes, Tennessee has had the most activity of late. Sevierville (Tenn.) athlete Dorian Banks and Brownsville (Tenn.) DE Emmit Gooden have both committed to the Vols since national signing day for the 2014 recruits. They join DE/TE Darrel Middleton, who has actually been on board since his freshman season. All three are in-state prospects, showing the efforts Butch Jones and his class are making.
Ole Miss and Huge Freeze are also three-for-three in state. OL Eli Johnson, ATH Dekaylin Metcalf and RB Justin Conner have been on board for months.