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Lorenzo Featherston: Top Defensive End Recruit In North Carolina

The number one defensive end recruit in the state of North Carolina says it’s all even at the top of his list.

Lorenzo Featherston, a 6’7″, 215 lb defensive end from Greensboro, NC (Page) has a growing list of impressive offers.  The high school junior has already been offered by Clemson, NC State, North Carolina, and Tennessee.  He also picked up offers this week from Florida State, Michigan, and South Carolina.

On Wednesday, AllForTennessee.com caught up with Featherston’s head coach at Page, Kevin Gillespie. Gillsepie told us that Featherston is definitely conisdering Tennessee.

Gillespie also told us that Featherston conisders all of his top schools to be even at this point.

So far Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian, and running backs coach Jay Graham have all been to visit Featherston. Gillespie says they’re all “great guys”.

Featherston is rated by 247Sports as the top defensive end in North Carolina, and the number two weakside defensive end in the nation.

NC State is said to be going hard after him, and would likely have a slight advantage based on proximity. Raleigh is about 70 miles east of Greensboro.

Featherston is sure to pick up more offers as his recruiting process continues.  From the look of things early on, it appears he will carefully weigh his options before making a decision. This would bode well for Tennessee, the longer the process goes on, the better chance schools outside the immediate area will have to sign him. It will be an interesting battle to watch, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on any news.

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