Daniel Helm is one of the many UT prospects in various all-star games
Other postseason all-star games to watch that will feature Tennessee commits are as follows:
Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, Jan. 3 5 p.m. ET ESPN3
Charles Mosley, 4-Star DT/OL: This jumbo lineman could play on either side of the ball and ultimately chose the Vols over Alabama and a host of other SEC opponents. If he sticks on defense, he'll have a chance to play immediately.
Derek Barnett, 4-Star SDE: This in-state defensive lineman could play either inside or outside. He picked the Vols over Vanderbilt and others. Barnett can and probably will be depended on to provide immediate depth.
Daniel Helm, 4-Star TE: Rivals.com has Helm as the top-ranked TE in the country. He is blessed with excellent hands and should probably start immediately in passing situations.
Cortez McDowell, 4-Star S: He has the frame to play either strong safety or outside linebacker, but UT wants him on the back level. Chose the Vols over several SEC teams, including Georgia and Auburn. He and Todd Kelly Jr. will battle LaDarrell McNeil to start opposite Brian Randolph.
Emmanuel Moseley, 3-Star CB: Evaluation gem out of North Carolina, UT was his first major offer. He led his team to a state championship as a quarterback, but he's a corner on the next level. Very raw but super fast, Moseley needs some time in the weight room, but his speed is a key to playing quickly for UT.
Cory Thomas, 3-Star SDE: Vols have told him he can start at DE, but already at 270, Thomas may swell into a tackle. He has a huge frame, and UT loves his potential. Can he contribute right away? If he moves inside, he'll likely need some time to add bulk.
Vic Wharton, 3-Star ATH: Wharton was dynamic for Independence High this year, and UT wants him as a slot receiver. He was the first commitment in this class, pledging on Christmas Day 2012. Wharton probably won't play a lot on offense next year, but he could contribute immediately in the return game.
Andrew Williams, 4-Star WDE: The Vols have been recruiting Williams for a long time, but getting his commitment is a very long shot. If UT stuns everybody and gets him, Williams is just the kind of pass-rushing presence who could play right away.
Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, Jan. 5 9 p.m. ET FoxSports1
Orlando Brown Jr., 3-Star OT: Son of the long-time NFL offensive lineman of the same name. Brown has lost more than 60 pounds and is still a work in progress, but he has a big upside. He almost certainly won't play immediately, but he's a project with NFL potential.
RaShaan Gaulden, 3-Star S: This tackling machine chose UT over Vandy and South Carolina, among others. He can play either safety or corner, but he has a legit shot to start at nickelback for the Vols next year.
Dewayne Hendrix, 4-Star SDE: Recruited by some of the top programs in the nation, Hendrix comes from a family of UT fans and ultimately committed to Tennessee over Florida and Southern Cal, among others. He will almost certainly get reps on the strong side next season.
Derrell Scott, 4-Star APB: Though South Carolina has long been thought to be the leader, the Vols are coming on strong. This dynamic athlete would give UT three running back commitments in this class and is a perfect fit for Butch Jones' offense who would compete for touches quickly.
Benjamin Knox, 3-Star OT: The cousin of UT running back Marlin Lane recently received a Tennessee offer. The Vols are battling Louisville, among others, for his signature. His body also is a work in progress, but plenty of playing time is up in the air at OT for UT.