Top elite prospects for Vols at RB
Cartavious Bigsby; 4-star
6’1″ 195 lbs; Hogansville, Ga.; Callaway High School
Another pure running back, Tennessee football’s top prospect still on the board at the position is Cartavious Bigsby. Also known as Tank Bigsby, the Vols are in contention with the Auburn Tigers, South Carolina Gamecocks and Georgia Bulldogs to land him. And they are going hard after him with David Johnson and Derrick Ansley doing the recruiting.
However, landing him is an uphill climb. South Carolina is the favorite to get him by a majority on the Rivals FutureCast, the Rivals FanFutureCast and the 247Sports Crystal Ball. If the Vols are to make a push, they’ll likely have to make a statement on the field.
Michael Drennen II – 4-star
5’11” 190 lbs; Dublin, Ohio; Coffman High School
Michael Drennen II is looking at schools all over and the top all-purpose back the Vols are targeting. To land him, UT has to compete with the Kentucky Wildcats, Arizona State Sun Devils, Penn State Nittany Lions and Ohio State Buckeyes.
Right now, the Rivals FutureCast and 247Sports Crystal Ball have Ohio State as the favorites to land him by an overall majority, but Kentucky is a favorite on the Rivals FanFutureCast by a plurality. So his recruitment could be a little more open, and with OSU under transition after losing Urban Meyer and Kentucky being Kentucky, the Vols may have a great chance down the road.
Caziah Holmes; 4-star
5’11” 181 lbs; Cocoa, Fla.; Cocoa High School
He’s listed as an athlete, but Caziah Holmes is most likely to be another all-purpose back. A speedy Florida prospect, the Vols have lots of competition to land him. After all, Kentucky, Penn State, Ohio State, the Florida State Seminoles, the Miami Hurricanes and the West Virginia Mountaineers are all in the running.
Meanwhile, Penn State is the favorite on the 247Sports Crystal Ball and the Rivals FutureCast by a large majority with Florida State a distant second, and FSU leads in the Rivals FanFutureCast by a plurality. Simply put, it’s a bit of an uphill climb for Tennessee football to make a play, but the Vols are still in the running, so they should keep trying.