The state of Tennessee once severely lacked in high school football talent, but that is slowly starting to change. There are numerous in-state players that warrant significant recruiting from the Volunteers every year, and I have six for the 2013 class already.
What's more, being able to keep a quality Tennessean in-state signals that you, the Tennessee Vols, are still a destination school for in-staters.
High schoolers are attracted to the unearned bravado of Vanderbilt's James Franklin, and Alabama and Ole Miss routinely pickpocket the Vols' West Tennessee prospects, so it's no easy task to get every in-state player to Knoxville.
But here are six that I think the Big Orange would be crazy to not make a hard run at.