9. The “Steal” of the class will come from Brown, Bembry, or Butler
All consensus three stars, James Brown, Marquez Bembry, and Matthew Butler enter the Tennessee program less coveted than some of their peers. James Brown spent time at the quarterback position and eventually made his way to tight-end in high school. He’s another big Florida boy who goes up and makes big plays. Marquez Bembry was a man among boys in high school. He’s massive, freakishly fast, and once he gets pitted against some boys his size, things will get interesting. Finally, Matthew Butler is perhaps the most underrated signee of all. He has a wingspan that allows him to ruin plays even while being blocked. He’ll take two or three guys with him into the backfield and quarterbacks don’t know what to do about him. The North Carolina product has the opportunity to fill a role left by Derek Barnett… who was also a three star.