19 Players to Watch

Over the years, the Chattanooga area has been home to high school football players who went on to become standouts in college and professional leagues. The likes of Reggie White, John Hannah, Steve Sloan, Jimmy Weathford, Bobby Scott, Toppy Vann and Stacy Searels are among many whose skills and talents developed in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia schools. Below are 19 exceptional athletes to watch from the classes of 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Class of 2015
Nick Tiano, Quarterback

Baylor School; Chattanooga, TN

Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 230

Offers: Mississippi St., Miami (FL), UTC

Committed: Mississippi St.

Kareem Orr, Defensive Back/Wide Receiver

Notre Dame High School; Chattanooga, TN

Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 191

Tennessee Class 3A All-State 2013

Offers: Appalachian St., Cincinnati, Duke, East Carolina, Furman, Louisville, Memphis, MTSU, Navy, Samford, UTC, Western Kentucky

Committed: Louisville

Harrison Moon, Tight End/Offensive Line

Signal Mountain High School; Signal Mountain, TN

Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 230

Tennessee Class 4A All-State 2013

Offers: Georgia Tech, Jacksonville St., Mississippi St., South Florida, UTC, Western Kentucky

Committed: Mississippi St.

Zach Morris, Defensive End

Ringgold High School; Ringgold, GA

Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 259

Offers: Duke

Committed: Duke

Nate Mays, Linebacker

Dalton High School; Dalton, GA

Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 194

Offers: Cincinnati, Georgia St., Kennesaw St., Mercer, Wake Forest

Committed: Wake Forest

Martez Durrah, Defensive Back

East Hamilton High School; Ooltewah, TN

Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 180

Offers: Middle Tennessee St., Tennessee St.

Committed: Undecided

Ian Hayes, Linebacker

Ridgeland High School; Rossville, GA

Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 230

Georgia Class AAAA All-State 2013

Offers: N/A

Committed: Undecided

Kaylen Stewart, Athlete

Brainerd High School; Chattanooga, TN

Ht: 5-7 | Wt: 160

Offers: Eastern Kentucky, Harvard, Mercer, Yale

Committed: Undecided

Austin Massey, Quarterback

Cleveland High School; Cleveland, TN

Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 228

Offers: N/A

Committed: Undecided

Blake Zeman, Running Back/Defensive Line

Marion County High School; Jasper, TN

2013 Tennessee Mr. Football Division I Class A Lineman of the Year

Tennessee Class 2A All-State 2013

Ht: 5-8 | Wt: 200

Offers: N/A

Committed: Undecided

Class of 2016
Nygel Edmonds, Defensive Back/Wide Receiver

McCallie; Chattanooga, TN

Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 185

Offers: California, Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Miami (FL), Mississippi, N. Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Wisconsin

Committed: Undecided

Ryan Parker, Linebacker

Baylor School; Chattanooga, TN

Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 192

2013 All-Division II-AA East/Middle Region

Offers: N/A

Committed: Undecided

JaVaughn Craig, Quarterback

McCallie; Chattanooga, TN

Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 180

Offers: N/A

Committed: Undecided

Alex Darras, Quarterback

Notre Dame High School; Chattanooga, TN

Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 205

Offers: N/A

Committed: Undecided

Caderius Word, Running Back

Ridgeland High School; Rossville, GA

Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 205

Offers: N/A

Committed: Undecided

Class of 2017
Cole Copeland, Quarterback

Bradley Central High School; Cleveland, TN

Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 175

Offers: N/A

Committed: Undecided

Chris Henderson, Fullback

Ridgeland High School; Rossville, GA

Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 230

Offers: N/A

Committed: Undecided

Braxton Stewart, Defensive Line

Ringgold High School; Ringgold, GA

Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 227

Offers: N/A

Committed: Undecided

Nick Woods, Quarterback

East Hamilton; Ooltewah, TN 

Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 185

Offers: N/A

Committed: Undecided