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The importance of Memphis

  • I found this in The Memphis Commerial Appeal and saw another poster(tns56) bring it up on another site(scout) as well so I thought it would make for some good discussion on our board here at 247. Memphis is further than Atlanta but it IS in the state.

    Here was a commit list from the Jan 10 Commercial-Appeal so there may be more now:

    2013 Local Football Bowl Subdivision Commitment List

    DE Jason Carr, 6-6, 280, White Station (Tennessee)
    OL Zach Collins, 6-4, 285, Harding (Memphis)
    ATH Sam Craft 5-11, 175, Olive Branch (Memphis)
    RB Mark Dodson Jr. 5-10, 185, Whitehaven (Ole Miss)
    K Thomas Farst, 6-0, 200, Briarcrest (Memphis)
    ATH Donald Gray, 5-9, 160, White Station (Mississippi State)
    LB Lenard Harden 5-10, 188, Ridgeway (Memphis)
    DE Frank Herron 6-4, 236, Central (LSU)
    LB Ford Howell, 6-2, 226, MUS (Wake Forest)
    WR Justin Hunt, 6-1, 182, Whitehaven (Marshall)
    DE Christian Johnson, 6-5, 230, Southwind (Memphis)
    DB Cedric Jones, 6-1, 180, East (Toledo)
    LB Walker Jones, 6-3, 230, ECS (Alabama)
    OL Alexander Karr, 6-5, 265, CBHS (Memphis)
    WR Marquez Lanton 6-2, 175, MAHS (Arkansas State)
    DT Herbert Moore 6-1, 335, East (Ole Miss)
    OL Christian Morris, 6-6, 285, East (UCLA)
    DB Dontrell Nelson 6-1, 180, Olive Branch (Memphis)
    DL Demaris Peppers, 6-3, 260, Fairley (Minnesota)
    WR Gerald Perry, 5-9, 154, Whitehaven (Vanderbilt)
    WR Latevius Rayford 6-0, 173, Central (Vanderbilt)
    LB Marcus Robinson, 6-4, 207, East (Ole Miss)
    DB Darrius Sims 5-9, 175, Whitehaven (Vanderbilt)
    ATH Jerry Thompson, 6-0, 190, White Station (Navy)
    DE Mack Weaver, 6-6, 235, Harding (Vanderbilt)
    DB Anthony Young, 5-10, 170, White Station (Memphis)

    I count 11 to the SEC alone so far this year. That really caught my attention. Here's hoping Butch and his Gang can make serious inroads in state so in 2014 we can get our pick out of the Bluff City. Here's some of the 2014 prospects compiled from (truevolfan1953) including one who appears to be another Vol legacy:

    Kyle Naes, MUS, OL, 6'4", 270
    Madison Malone, Briarcrest, OL, 6'5", 255
    Cornelius Sturghill, Melrose, Athlete, 5'11", 170 (Vol target)
    Daniel Franklin, East, Athlete, 5'11", 165
    Nikia Cathey, Westwood, Athlete, 5'9', 175 (MissSt committment)
    DeJuan McQuarters, Mitchell, Athlete, 5'10", 165
    Josh Lyons, Ridgeway, DB, 5'10", 170
    Petera Wilson, White Station, LB, 6'3", 220 (Vol target)
    James Prather, MUS, LB/DE, 6'4", 225
    Trey Moore, MUS, LB, 6'2", 220
    Randolph Zleh, Westwood, RB, 5'11", 195
    Ramadi Warren, CBHS, RB, 5'9", 175
    Devin Perry, MUS, WR, 6'2", 180
    Toreano Barnes, Ridgeway, WR, 6'0", 170
    Gary Wunderlich, MUS, K, 6'0", 180 (possible Vol target)
    Cedric Wilson Jr., White Station, QB, 6'1", 165
    Davonte Denson, Whitehaven, LB/DE, 6'4", 200
    Carlton Sims, Whitehaven, LB, 6'0", 220
    Walter Brady, Trezevant, WR/DE, 6'3", 215
    Brighton (Tipton Co.)
    Charles Mosley, DT/NT, 6'5", 350 (Alabama target)

    IT TAKES NO TALENT TO HUSTLE

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