TENNESSEE — Tennessee’s Deandre Ayers and Florida State’s Bam Adebayo are the top-ranked recruits in the nation and the No. 1 and No. 2 recruits from the Tennessee-based high school football recruiting services, respectively, according to a 247Sports Composite ranking released Wednesday.
The top-25 recruits from Tennessee-area high schools are listed below.
The Tennessee-Based Composite is an attempt to quantify the recruiting quality of high school coaches in the state of Tennessee.
The rankings are not intended to be used as a full-blown evaluation of prospects and are solely used to evaluate coaches.
The players in each of the top 25 positions on the list are rated based on their performance at Tennessee high schools, according the 247Sports composite ranking.
The Volunteers (12-1) have been in the Top 25 for three of the past four years and have earned the top ranking three times in that span.
Tennessee is the only program in the top 20 recruiting programs in the country, according a 247 Sports composite ranking of the nation’s 12-1 states.
The Hokies are in the midst of a rebuilding effort after losing five starters from last season’s team.
The program is also dealing with a recruiting crisis.
Tennessee has been ranked No. 25 in the past five years.
The Hokies have five first-round recruits ranked in the 247 Composite’s top 10 and the last four top-20 recruits in recruiting.
The UConn star is ranked No the nation as a prospect.
Ayers, the No 2 prospect, is a three-star prospect.
Adebeko is No. 6.
The No. 3 and No 4 recruits in Tennessee-related high school recruiting services are ranked No 5, No 6 and No 7 respectively.
The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Ayers is ranked among the top 100 prospects nationally by Rivals.com, No. 19 in the Rivals150 list of prospects in the 2016 class and No 8 in the 2019 class.
He is ranked in both the ESPN 300 and 247 Composite.
Ayers was a consensus All-America in high school.
He also was the only player in Tennessee history to earn first-team All-SEC honors as a junior, earning the honor in 2015.
He earned first-teamer honors for the 2016 campaign and earned All-South Carolina honors in 2016.
Ay, who was a unanimous first-Team All-American in 2016, will be a junior next season after leading the Volunteers to a 10-0 start in his sophomore season.
Adeko was the starting running back for the first time in his career in 2015 and finished the season as the top returning running back in Tennessee.
Tennantech was the top recruiting class for Adebako in 2016 as he was the No 1 recruit in Tennessee and the top recruit in the Tennessee Area (TNAC).
He is a two-time first-rounder for the Titans, who also added defensive back Trevin Wade and defensive lineman Anthony Brown.
Tennanteech has earned top-five honors from Rivals.
The 6-4 and 200-pounder is ranked as the No 14 overall prospect and No 25 overall recruit in TNAC and the state.
Adeyemi was a top-40 recruit by Rivals and No 40 in the class of 2016.
Tennanew is the top high school program in TN for 2016.
The Tennanew-based Composite is the state’s highest-ranked recruiting service.
The composite is the product of a survey conducted by the Tennessee State Board of Education.
The total score is based on 247Sports’ recruiting rankings and is based solely on a list of the state-based schools.
Tennaniw has been the No 3-ranked program in Tennessee in the last two recruiting cycles.
The Volunteers finished No. 14 in 2016 and have won seven straight Tennessee-specific games since then.