Birmingham (Mich.) Brother Rice defensive lineman Darris Sawtelle saw some varsity playing time as his sophomore season progressed. In five games Sawtelle made seven tackles including a sack.
The 6-foot-5 and 285 pound Sawtelle bench presses over 300 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 5.3 seconds. He has a 3.0 core GPA.
Sawtelle's grandfather Darris McCord was a defensive end and offensive tackle for the Tennessee Volunteers. He also played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions for 13 years.
Though Sawtelle was not a full-time starter his sophomore year, he is already on the radar screens of many recruiters.
"I got a questionaire from Boston College," Sawtelle said. "And Ohio State, Michigan, and Purdue.
"And I was invited to a spring practice at Michigan. I was invited to a junior day there too. I went to a Michigan practice.
"I'm interested in anywhere I can play football.
"I will say I love Tennessee."