One of the bright young stars in the SEC is Tennessee
receiver Marquez North
. The conference is full of great talent and future NFL
players, and North is a player to watch as we enter the new season.
Head coach Butch Jones is trying to turn the Vols’ program
around and bring it back to where it used to be, competing for conference and
national championships. On offense, North will be a key player over the next
couple of years in helping make this happen.
North started last year as a true freshman and led the team
with 496 receiving yards, and was second with 38 catches. He earned Freshman
All-American honors by several media outlets. He had his biggest games against
the best teams in the SEC. He had 87 receiving yards versus #1 Alabama and had
102 yards against #11 South Carolina.
North has unlimited potential and is just scratching the
surface with what he is capable of doing on the football field. The quarterback
situation is still unclear, and when that is settled North should blossom even
more as a receiver.
Butch Jones is known for being a great recruiter and he is
bringing in high profile players that have the ability to contribute early.
North was a 4-star prospect from Mallard Creek High School
. He was an All-State performer and the #2
prospect overall in North Carolina in his senior season.
The Vols will definitely improve on their 5-7 record from
last season and look for Marques North to energize the 102,000+ fans at Neyland
Stadium this fall.
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