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Tennessee Select Tryouts: 5 stars who shined in Nashville

The Tennessee Select 7-on-7 team features the best talent in the Volunteer State on a yearly basis and the 2017 edition is likely to be no different. On Saturday some of the state’s top talent gathered to try out for the squad. Here are the five most impressive performances from the event.


Recruiting Wrap: Wilhoite already holds double-digit offers, including Tennessee, LSU and Mississippi State.

Performance: The silky smooth wide receiver is listed at 6-foot-2, but he might be even taller now. Regardless, he was almost impossible to cover for defensive backs and more importantly he hauled in every ball that came his way. Wilhoite will likely be one of the top players in the state of Tennessee when the 2019 rankings cycle rolls around.

Recruiting Wrap: Campbell has early offers from Tennessee and Memphis.

Performance: Campbell is listed in the database as a wide receiver but elected to work out on defense and surprised a lot of people with his showing. He had several deflections and did a nice job breaking on the ball. With his speed and offensive background, he might have a higher ceiling as a corner or safety at the next level.

Recruiting Wrap: Harris has several Power Five offers, most notably Clemson and Tennessee.

Performance: Harris is ranked as one of the top players in the state of Tennessee in his class and he more than backed up his ranking with his showing at the event. Harris is built like a college-ready player and has very good coverage skills for a safety. His already impressive offer list should continue to grow in the coming weeks and months.

Recruiting Wrap: Taylor is committed to Tennessee.

Performance: Taylor has worked out at several different positions at camps during his high school career, including defensive back, quarterback and wide receiver. He played the latter at Saturday’s event and impressed with his physicality and ability to make tough catches. He could still play another position in college, but as explosive as he is with the ball in his hands he has a very high ceiling at wide receiver.

Recruiting Wrap: King has early offers Tennessee, Vanderbilt and others.

Performance: King spent the majority of his high school football season playing quarterback but he was back at his natural position of defensive back on Saturday and he didn’t disappoint. King is a tall, physical prospect and the type of guy that fits the build of what most schools look for in an elite cornerback. After some nagging injuries slowed him last camp season, King should bounce back in a big way in 2017.