The middle Tennessee area has traditionally produced a number of elite level college football prospects. Players such as Golden Tate, John Henderson, Ingle Martin, Dont'a Hightower, Barry Turner, Shelton Quarles, Hunter Hillenmeyer and Fernando Bryant went from the football fields in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, Franklin and Brentwood to some of the top college football conferences in America.
In June, VandySports.com published its annual Mid-State Top 15 ranking of the next batch of prospects looking to follow in those footsteps.
Now, after a revision in November, the website releases its final ranking of the area's best college prospects.
Based out of the Nashville area, VandySports.com spends a lot of time following the middle Tennessee high school scene, attending several mid-state games each fall. The Mid-State Top 15 rankings are based upon seeing each prospect in action at least once as a junior and senior.
Nick Pollard of Father Ryan and Trent Fisher of Christ Presbyterian Academy joined the ranking for the first time, while Hillwood co-op athlete Brandon Brown and Wilson Central linebacker/running back Jordan Poole just missed the cut after appearing in the first two editions of the ranking.
Others such as Franklin County's Terrance Martin Henry County's Shonte Sims, FRA's Doug Page, Brentwood's Jordan Evans, Blackman's DaJuan Brown, Page's Jonathan Sites and Siegel's Gerald Howse received consideration during the final selection process.