Tennessee's top uncommitted prospects
Using each player’s 247Sports Composite rating, here’s Tennessee’s top uncommitted recruiting targets for 2015.
1. Kyle Phillips, SDE, 6-4, 250, Nashville, Tenn., Four-Star: Phillips ranks as the No. 2 player in Tennessee and the No. 112 player overall. The Vols are a favorite to land the four-star defensive end, according to the 247Sports crystal ball predictions. Phillips excels in several areas, including athleticism, pursuit and closing speed.
2. D’Andre Walker, WDE, 6-2, 218, Fairburn, Ga., Four-Star: Walker ranks as the o. 19 player in Georgia and No. 175 overall. The Vols are in Walker’s top-3, but are expected to finish behind Georgia for the prized recruit’s commitment.
3. Darrin Kirkland Jr., ILB, 6-2, 235, Indianapolis, Ind., Four-Star: Kirkland decommited from Michigan this past November. Since then, the Vols have been a favorite to land the No. 4 overall inside linebacker. Kirkland made an official visit on Nov. 22.
4. Bryce Love, APB, 5-10, 180, Wake Forest, N.C., Four-Star: Love is scheduled to make an official visit to both Tennessee and Stanford in January. The two programs are the current favorites to land the four-star all-purpose back.
5. Ryan Newsome, WR, 5-8, 170, Aledo, Texas, Four-Star: Newsome ranks as the No. 229 overall prospect from the 2015 class. The Texas product made an official visit to Tennessee’s campus in Oct. 25.
6. Quart’e Sapp, OLB, 6-1.5, 200, Alpharetta, Ga., Four-Star: Tennessee is a favorite to land Sapp, holding 91 percent of the crystal ball predictions. The four-star prospect made two unofficial visits in October and July.
7. Justin Martin, CB, 6-2, 192, Miami, Okla., Four-Star: Martin is the No. 27 overall JUCO prospect in 2015. The cornerback has great speed and length, but must improve in tackling and instincts.