Top ‘Volunteer State’ Juniors Descending On Knoxville For Tennessee-Alabama

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    Tennessee is set for another massive recruiting weekend as the sixth-ranked Vols host No. 3 Alabama to Neyland Stadium.

    The Vols will have a number of top recruits in the 2023, 2024 and 2025 class on campus for the first battle of unbeatens on the Third Saturday in October since 1989.

    That includes three of the top four plays in the state of Tennessee in the 2024 recruiting class: Edwin Spillman, Kaleb Beasley and Boo Carter. 

    Spillman is the No. 1 player in the Volunteer State in the 2024 cycle and the No. 106 player nationally according to 247sports composite rankings. Beasley is the No. 3 player in the state and the No. 197 player nationally while Carter is the No. 4 player in the state and the No. 249 player nationally.

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    The only top four prospect in the state that won’t be in attendance in Nashville linebacker Mason Curtis. Curtis committed to Michigan in late June.

    Spillman and Beasley are high school teammates at Nashville power Lipscomb Academy. Spillman’s older brother — Nate — is a member of Tennessee’s 2023 recruiting class.

    Carter plays his prep football at Chattanooga Christian Academy. The 5-foot-10 athlete is one of the most dynamic playmakers in the country. CCA plays in Knoxville against Grace Christian Knoxville on Friday night ahead of Alabama-Tennessee.

    The trio are all making their second trip to Tennessee in a month’s time. All three visited Knoxville for the Vols’ win over Florida in late September.

    Kick off at Neyland Stadium Saturday is at 3:30 p.m. ET. Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Jenny Dell are on the call for CBS.

    Ryan Schumpert is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. Ryan spent three years with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program before joining RTI. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.