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Nashville area 2019 football recruiting class loaded with talent

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An early look at some of the top Nashville-area high school football prospects for the Class of 2019.
Michael Murphy / The Tennessean

The 2018 signing class has been completed.

Now, it’s time to begin to look at the class of 2019.

Here is an early look at the top 10 Nashville area college football prospects for next year.

Lance Wilhoite

Wide receiver

Franklin Road Academy

247Sports Composite:No. 1 prospect in Tennessee

Offers: Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Ohio State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt among others.

What to know: At 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, Wilhoite has emerged as the top prospect in the state. The four-star prospect caught 67 passes for 1,067 yards with 13 touchdowns a year ago. He was a Tennessean All-Midstate second-team member in 2017.

Woodi Washington

Cornerback

Oakland

247Sports Composite: No. 4 prospect in Tennessee

Offers: Alabama, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt among others.

What to know: Washington’s recruitment exploded during his junior season, specifically after a win over Blackman in October where the 5-foot-11, 175-pound four-star prospect picked off two passes while defending college prospect Trey Knox. He was a Tennessean All-Midstate first-team member.

Joseph Anderson

Defensive end

Siegel

247Sports Composite: No. 5 prospect in Tennessee

Offers: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Vanderbilt among others.

What to know: Anderson, a 6-4, 264-pounder, has played for the Stars’ varsity team since his freshman year. He is a four-star prospect.

Trey Knox

Wide receiver

Blackman

247Sports Composite: No. 7 prospect in Tennessee

Offers: Clemson, Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt among others.

What to know: The 6-4, 205-pounder is a physical possession receiver. He was a Tennessean All-Midstate first-team selection in 2017 and is a four-star prospect.

Ani Izuchukwu

Defensive end

Davidson Academy

247Sports Composite: No. 8 prospect in Tennessee

Offers: Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Ohio State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt among others. 

What to know: The 6-4, 230-pounder is still relatively knew to football but has steadily improved. He was a Tennessean All-Midstate third team-selection in 2017 and is a four-star prospect.

T.J. Sheffield

Wide receiver

Independence

247Sports Composite: No. 9 prospect in Tennessee

Offers: Notre Dame, Penn State, Ohio State, Stanford, Tennessee and Vanderbilt among others.

What to know: The 5-10, 170-pounder burst onto the scene as a sophomore when he helped the Eagles reach the Class 5A state championship. He was a Tennessean All-Midstate second-team selection in 2017 and is a four-star prospect.

Wesley Walker

Cornerback

Ensworth

247Sports Composite: No. 10 prospect in Tennessee

Offers: Georgia Tech, LSU, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Vanderbilt among others

What to know: Walker, a 6-0, 185-pounder, had 12 tackles and two forced fumbles a year ago for the Tigers. He is a four-star prospect.

Kendrell Scurry

Wide receiver

Independence

247Sports Composite: No. 11 prospect in Tennessee

Offers: Miami, Ohio State, Penn State and Tennessee among others.

What to know: Scurry, a 6-2, 185-pound, four-star prospect, had 525 receiving yards with three receiving touchdowns in 2017. He has 1,502 receiving yards and 19 receiving TDs in his career. He is a four-star prospect.

Jashon Watkins

Athlete

East Nashville

247Sports Composite: No. 14 prospect in Tennessee

Offers: Florida, Mississippi State, Oklahoma and Tennessee among others. 

What to know: The 6-4, 193-pound four-star prospect had 664 all-purpose yards a year ago for the Eagles.

Kane Patterson

Linebacker

CPA

247Sports Composite: No. 15 prospect in Tennessee

Offers: Duke, LSU, Northwestern, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt among others.

What to know: Patterson, a 6-1, 212-pound four-star prospect, is recovering from offseason knee surgery. He was a Tennessean All-Midstate first-team selection.

Reach Tom Kreager at 615-259-8089 or tkreager@tennessean.com and on Twitter @Kreager.

 

 



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