FreakNotes: Nigel Warrior is one of the most underrated of 2018

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Happy Monday morning everyone. It’s been a pretty slow weekend for the most part, but here are a few quick notes to catch you up on what you might have missed since Friday. Let’s get to it.

  • Tennessee junior defensive back Nigel Warrior is one of the 50 most underrated college football players heading into the 2018 season, according to AthlonSports. “New Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt is a defensive back coach by trade and should help Warrior elevate his play into a spot among the SEC’s top players in the secondary. Warrior recorded 83 stops, three pass breakups, three forced fumbles and one interception last year.” DiscussionAthlon’s most underrated players for 2018: Nigel Warrior
  • Class of 2019 Tennessee linebacker Kane Patterson (PT) from Nashville is announcing his college decision today. He’s rated a four-star prospect and is considered the No. 6 player in the state of Tennessee, according to 247Sports. Most believe he’s headed to Ohio State.
  • Former Vol basketball baller Jarnell Stokes will be suiting up for the Chicago Bulls in the 2018 NBA Summer League. Unless you’re a big baseball fan, July is a pretty boring month for the most part. Check him out. He scored eight points in 11 minutes on Saturday night.
  • Tennessee offered Jahkeem Green (PT) yesterday. He’s the No. 2 JUCO defensive tackle in 2019 and is currently committed to South Carolina. “Blessed to receive my 7th Offer from the University of Tennessee”
  • A couple of guys on the Vols’ radar committed eslewhere on Friday. Class of 2019 Tennessee cornerback Woodi Washington (PT) committed to Oklahoma on Friday morning, and former Tennessee commitment TJ Sheffield (PT), a wide receiver from Independence High School, committed to Notre Dame.
  • Check out these Top 15 Power 5 talent-producing states over the last three years. Tennessee made the, but whoa, look at Georgia.
  • Gerry Hamilton from ESPN ranked the college football teams with the most combined 4-stars and 5-stars for the rolling period of the 2016-2019 classes. Tennessee made this list also, barely.
  • It’s nice to see Tennessee recognized as having one of the best nicknames in college football, ranking second in the SEC, but let’s be honest here, this guy must be an Arkansas grad to rank Razorbacks over Volunteers. Am I right?
  • Speaking of insanity, Peyton Manning didn’t make this list of the five biggest Heisman Trophy snubs in college football history. I’d love to hear Tom Fornelli try and explain that one. Clueless. Clearly.
  • Is Josh Dobbs on his way out in Pittsburgh? USA Today’s Curt Popejoy thinks so: “The team’s fourth-round pick in 2017, Dobbs showed very little in preseason last year to impress coaches enough to not draft Rudolph this year. It seems that Dobbs could definitely be the odd man out. The Steelers might release Dobbs early so he has a shot to sign somewhere else during camp. Or the Steelers could stash him away on the practice squad.”
  • Tennessee basketball made the top nine for five-star Josiah James (PT), who is the No. 1 point guard and the No. 12 player overall in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports.
  • Only 54 days until football time in Tennessee!