City: Murfreesboro, TN
Conference: Sun Belt
|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Alan Bonner||B+||5'10"/160||Newnan High School||Wide receiver||Air Force, Akron, Alabama-Birmingham, Indiana, Middle Tennessee State and Southern Mississippi|
|Alfred Moreland||B-||5'7"/170||Banneker High School||Running back||Air Force, Boston College and Middle Tennessee State|
|Arthur Williams||B||6'2"/170||Glenwood High School (AL)||Wide receiver||Middle Tennessee State|
|Chris Sharpe||No Rating||5'10"/158||Stephenson High School||Defensive back||Middle Tennessee State|
|Dearco Nolan||B+||6'3"/230||Westlake High School||Defensive end||Middle Tennessee State|
|Demetrius Green||B-||6'1"/195||Cedartown High School||Linebacker||Ball State, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Navy and Wofford|
|DeWaine Coleman||B-||6'1"/175||Camden County High School||Cornerback||Central Florida, Memphis and Middle Tennessee State|
|Evan Wilson||B||6'6"/205||Woodstock High School||Tight end||Middle Tennessee State|
|Jadareius Hamlin||B||6'2"/245||Mary Persons High School||Defensive tackle||Middle Tennessee State|
|Jimmy Staten||B-||6'3"/220||Ware County High School||Defensive end||Middle Tennessee State|
|Jordan Johnson||B||6'5"/270||Mill Creek High School||Offensive tackle||Middle Tennessee State|
|Kenneth Gilstrap||A-||5'10"/170||Miller Grove High School||Defensive back||Middle Tennessee State|
|Logan Bennett||B||6'0"/205||Cairo High School||LB/DE||Alabama-Birmingham and Middle Tennessee State|
|Randall Fowler||B-||6'4"/235||Banneker High School||Offensive tackle||Middle Tennessee State and Valdosta State|
|Ray Rayburn||B-||6'0"/178||Walton High School||Quarterback||Eastern Michigan, Elon, Georgetown, Georgia Southern and Middle Tennessee State|
|Richard Drake||No Rating||6'3"/170||Stephenson High School||Wide receiver||Middle Tennessee State|
|Robert Williams||B+||6'0"/185||Camden County High School||Safety||Arkansas State, Ball State, Central Michigan, Middle Tennessee State, Navy, Toledo and Western Michigan|
|Stephen Roberts||B+||6'3"/210||Starr's Mill High School||Linebacker||Middle Tennessee State|
|Taylor Johnstone||B||6'5"/305||Chapel Hill High School||Offensive tackle||Alabama-Birmingham, Furman, Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee State and Troy|
|Terrence Lewis||No Rating||6'3"/235||East Laurens High School||Running back||Ball State and Middle Tennessee State|
|Tony Caldwell||B-||6'0"/200||Douglas County High School||Quarterback||Furman, Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee State, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest|
|William Pratcher||B+||5'10"/185||Cedar Grove High School||Running back||Middle Tennessee State|
Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen is scheduled to visit Mary Persons High School on Tuesday to speak with offensive tackle Jadareius Hamlin. "If Florida offers, I would take it in heartbeat," the member of the AJC's The Georgia 150 said. The 6-foot-3, 248-pound Hamlin has official visits scheduled for Troy State on Dec. 12, Alabama-Birmingham on Jan. 9 and a tentative date for Middle Tennessee State on Jan. 16. "I'm going to wait and take all my visits before committing, unless Florida offers," he said. Both UGA and Georgia Tech have requested film of Hamilin, but yet to offer. Hamlin plays defensive end and offensive tackle for Mary Persons. He said he is primarily being recruited as an offensive lineman.
Before the weekend, Southwest DeKalb receiver Jacoby Mitchell was unsure how he would react to the small-college-town atmosphere of Western Carolina. But his official visit to the Cullowhee, N.C., school, which he took with three of his SWD teammates this past weekend, really caught his eye, especially the improvements to the football program. "I was really impressed by Western," Mitchell said in a text message Sunday. "It was real laid-back and a place I can really focus on my craft and on athletics. The campus has a new football facility (which) has new astro turf and they're getting a new jumbo tron." Mitchell is intrigued by Western's spread offense, but said he's still "trying to weigh out my options once I take the four other visits (which has yet to be determined)." The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder also has offers from Delaware, Furman, Georgia Southern, Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green, Alabama-Birmingham, Middle Tennessee and Akron.
Miller Grove's Kenneth Gilstrap, a two-sport prospect in football and track, has an official visit to Middle Tennessee State this weekend, he said in a text message on Friday. He also reported he was named to the East squad in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl all-star game next month in Myrtle Beach. S.C. The game is scheduled Jan. 2 at Coastal Carolina University, Gilstrap, who has 4.31 speed in the 40, is a blue-chip track prospect as a sprinter with offers from Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas State and Louisville and Western Kentucky. His football offers include Western Kentucky, Ohio, Richmond, Middle Tennessee and Alabama-Birmingham. Gilstrap can play receiver, kick returner and defensive back in football. He wants to play both sports in college.
Miller Grove two-sport standout Kenneth Gilstrap originally planned to make a verbal commitment to a college scholarship Monday, but decided he wanted more time. "I decided to hold off my commitment," he said via text message Monday. "After I evaluated some things, it made me think things over." Gilstrap didn't elaborate, but he did say last week that Western Kentucky, the lone school to offer him scholarships in football and track, was "still my leader." He also visited Middle Tennessee State this past weekend, and was invited to watch Georgia Tech play Miami last Thursday night. Gilstrap, who has 4.31 speed in the 40, is a blue-chip track prospect as a sprinter with track offers from Tech, South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas State and Louisville and Western Kentucky. His football offers include Western Kentucky, Ohio, Richmond, Middle Tennessee and Alabama-Birmingham. Gilstrap can play receiver, kick returner and defensive back in football.
Mill Creek lineman Jordan Johnson went to Middle Tennessee State on Saturday and pulled aside head coach Rick Stockstill. Johnson told the coach what had been rumored last week and committed to the Blue Raiders. "It's kind of like a weight off my shoulders," Johnson said Sunday. "I wasn't able to talk to the coach this week but I went up there (Saturday) and got it done." Johnson, a 6-5, 262-pound tackle, said he would probably be redshirted his freshman year. He'd like to stay at tackle, but will play "wherever they need to put me." Johnson, who watched MTSU beat North Texas 52-13 on Saturday, has been to the Murfeesboro campus a couple of times, but has yet to take his official visit. He'll talk with Stockstill and set that up in the next few weeks, he said.