3. Nigel Warrior
Other top offers
Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Florida State
The son of Vol great defensive back/kick returner Dale Carter, Warrior is a consensus top-200 player nationally who is ranked as high as No. 40 overall in the nation by Rivals.com. Warrior is extremely familiar with the Vols, and has them in his top 10 officially, though many believe UT is actually in the top two or three. It looks like it could be yet another UT-UGA battle for him, but it doesn’t look like his recruitment is too close to being over heading into the season, and an Oct. 10 visit to Knoxville with the Bulldogs in town could be a big opportunity for UT.
RTI average: 4-stars
How He Fits
Warrior is a fluid athlete who makes plays in all three phases for his high school team, but most likely projects as a safety if he ends up at UT. Like his father, he has great instincts and when he does get his hands on the ball in a return situation, whether that be on an interception or special teams, he knows what to do with it – regularly taking it back for huge gains in his high school film. He’s a touch over 6-feet tall, runs in the 4.4-4.5 range and has enough of a frame to bulk up to 190-200 pounds or so when he gets to college. With Brian Randolph and LaDarrell McNeil heading into their senior season in 2015, the Vols will be looking to add some help at safety in this class.