Alexander City (Ala.) Benjamin Russell is absolutely loaded this year and one of the Wildcats top prospects is defensive end Demetrius Culpepper. There is now a major leader in the CUlpepper sweepstakes.
"Tennessee offered and they lead real big right now," Culpepper said. "They had the top defensive line in the nation this past year and they are always real good. I may not commit until after the season, but I am thinking about committing now, I'm basically just waiting on an ACT score."
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Culpepper attended the NIKE camp in Athens where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 seconds, the shuttle in 4.69 seconds and posted a 32-inch vertical jump.
"I may be going to the Alabama game this weekend, but I don't know for sure yet," Culpepper said. "There were several schools that sent me tickets, but if I go to any of them it will be the Alabama game. They are still on my list along with Auburn, Clemson and Louisville."
Culpepper is ranked as the No. 32 player in the state of Alabama by Rivals.com.
"I'm looking for a good school that I'm comfortable with and runs a defense that I like," Culpepper said. "Playing time is cool and all, but there is competition everywhere. I really like what Tennessee has to offer and that will probably be where I go."
As a junior Culpepper collected 74 tackles and 23 sacks for the powerhouse program.