The recruiting recap is back and we have a lot to catch up on!
49ers Add a Steal w/ CPA’s Williford
Right before the start of the 2021 season, CPA (TN) athlete decided to put an end to his recruitment by giving his commitment to Charlotte and choosing the 49ers over several other top suitors.
Williford is an all around athlete with natural abilities and the size that translates well to the college level. The Charlotte coaching staff targeted Williford earlier this year and continued to pursue him throughout the summer months with others hot on his trail as well.
What the 49ers are getting with Williford is a complete teammate that loves the game of football and will do anything it takes to help his team win. He plays with a full go motor and allows his athleticism to play up and be used as his main strength when on the field. The Lions star two way talent handles the Tight End, H-Back on offense while roaming the field on defense at linebacker for his CPA team.
The 49ers coaches are looking to bring Williford in as a pure athlete that could play both ways. He will be given a shot during camp to show which side of the ball his upside sits the best. For me personally having worked with Williford this offseason, his potential sits higher on defense at linebacker as the guy can run and has great instincts along with the range to chase down the ball.
No matter what side of the ball Williford lines up on, the 49ers received a guy that brings a lot of value to not just the football field but the locker room as well. Williford is a high quality young man that takes his work seriously, whether that’s on the field or in the classroom, he always gives his 100% at everything he does. This is a sneaky good pickup by the 49ers that could pay off big down the road.
MBA Tackle Should Commit Soon
One of the best remaining talents available from the 2021 class is MBA (TN) offensive tackle but he could be close to putting an end to his college recruitment.
The 6’6 Big Red O-lineman has received multiple Power Five, D1 offers but has seemed to zero in on a select few schools and those look to be Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi St., Vanderbilt and possibly Virginia. It’s an all Power Five battle for this athletic tackle but could it really be an all SEC battle for Morgan?
All indications point towards a battle between Kentucky and the local school Vanderbilt for Morgan’s commitment. You can’t count out the other three but the Cats and Dores have made Morgan a top priority throughout his recruitment and have done a good job at maintaining their pursuit and desire to bring him into their 2022 recruiting classes.
Morgan has not claimed a date on when he will commit but everything points towards him making his decision prior to the start of his senior season.
Furman Adds Two Tennesseans As Commitments
The Paladins have actively recruited well in the state of Tennessee over the years and they have targeted the Volunteer state yet again for the 2022 class. Their efforts have paid off as within the last two weeks, Furman has picked up commitments from two underrated talents that definitely made their team better.
They first picked up a commitment two weeks ago from Ensworth (TN) two-way talent and then late last week, Fulton (TN) Def. Tackle gave his pledge to the Paladins. Ingram and Vaughn are both two guys that received looks for D1 programs, especially Ingram but both saw Furman as the best fit for the future’s both on and off the field.
Ingram is a big time athlete that will play running back and cornerback this season for his Tigers team. He will play in the secondary at Furman and he gives the Paladins a versatile guy that can play outside or line up at safety while also providing great team leadership. He could also develop into a special teams ace.
Vaughn is a strong, space eater with deceptive athleticism and lower body agility. He works well against the run but also has the ability to flash pass rushing traits and play consistently in the backfield. Physically, Vaughn is ready to compete right now but might need more time to craft his technique while adjusting to the college game.
These are two strong, under the radar additions made by the Paladins that could pay off big time down the road. Both Ingram and Vaughn have “starters” written all over them and the upside to develop into All-Conference players but work must be done once they arrive on campus if they plan to reach that status.
We have some transfer news to catch everybody up on
– #PRZTN Top 20 defensive back and current Marshall commit, defensive back has left the Middle Tennessee area and transferred to Chipley high school in Florida. This is a big loss for the Oakland Patriots defense as McGhee is a legit D1 prospect that makes game changing plays from the secondary that will now take place in the Sunshine State. Oakland will be fine as they have one of the best programs in the state but it’s the state’s loss with McGhee headed down to Florida.
– The Oak Ridge Wildcats got better and more explosive on both sides of the ball with the recent addition of 2023 athlete . Transferring over to Oak Ridge from Knox. West, Rogers is an elite level talent that is viewed already as a Top 20 overall in-state prospect for the 2023 class. His addition gives the Wildcats a more explosive offense and a possible #1 receiver to throw to. Rogers coming to Oak Ridge definitely makes them a more formidable opponent.
– It was originally reported on Twitter a few weeks ago that 2024 Beech (QB) was transferring down to Texas but plans have changed as Ford will now remain with the Buccaneers and in the state of Tennessee for the foreseeable future. According to Ford, his family was set to make the move but a last minute change of plans have made it where Ford will stay here in Tennessee but not sure for how long. He could remain here throughout his career or the move may still happen but for now, Ford will be at Beech for the upcoming 2021 season.