BRUNSWICK, Ga., -- Tennessee signed four-star cornerback Justin Coleman in 2011 out of Brunswick (Ga.). Coleman is already working with the ones as an early enrollee in Knoxville.
Now, the school has at least four Division I prospects for 2012.
Offensive lineman Dominique Stallworth has offers from Troy and UAB. Cornerback Demetrius Frazier has an offer from Louisville. Safety Willie Bolden is getting major interest from North Carolina State and Georgia Tech.
But the Pirates have another one that just may have more upside than all of the rest. Meet Avery Sweeting.
The 5-foot-9, 155 pounder has legit 4.4-second speed [in the 40-yard dash], including several sub clockings under that time, to go with a 34-inch vertical.
As a junior, Sweeting rolled up 1,372 all-purpose yards, including 15.2 yards per touch, and eight touchdowns, earning All-Region status.
"He has tons of upside," Brunswick coach Vic Floyd said. "Once he gets into a college situation and they monitor his body he'll get up to 175 or 180 pounds. He has speed, ball skills and toughness. He's the most under-the-radar guy we have. Nobody really knows about him yet."
That figures to change in May once colleges swing through. So far, Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee State, Louisville and Syracuse have shown interest.
South Carolina, Clemson, North Carolina State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, East Carolina, Wake Forest, Auburn and South Florida are just some of the schools that will stop by over the next five weeks to evaluate Brunswick's array of talent.
Sweeting played mostly slot receiver and returned kicks and punts last season. This year he'll be the trigger man running Floyd's zone-read spread offense.
Last fall, Chris Anderson (5-8, 180), who signed with Valdosta State, rushed for 1,066 yards and 12 touchdowns and passed for an additional 1,953 yards and 12 touchdowns as Brunswick's quarterback.
Sweeting has a chance to eclipse those stat totals this season, given his speed and playmaking ability.
Filling in for Anderson last season for one game at quarterback, Sweeting amassed 397 yards - 111 rushing on 10 carries and 286 through the air - while rushing for three touchdowns and passing for another in a 38-37 win over Richmond Hills.