NCF On The Trail: Zach Stewart

Programs off to fast start in 2015 

November, 19, 2013
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While recruiting is undoubtedly a marathon and not a sprint, that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with a good start.

The key for any program is being able to sustain and finish strong, and only time will tell which programs will be able to do that, but what we do know is which teams are off to a fast start in the Class of 2015. Below are the five programs that are leading the pack early for 2015, as well as a few other notable fast starters:


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RecruitingNation released its first ever ESPN junior 300 in mid-July, and a slew of already committed prospects have put six programs off to an electric start in the 2015 recruiting cycle. With the college season just days away, here are the fast starters with future commitments on the horizon.


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RecruitingNation released its first ever ESPN junior 300 on Tuesday, and a slew of already-committed prospects have put five programs out front early in the recruiting cycle. Here they are, in alphabetical order.

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Jack Jones talks Tennessee verbal

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Class of 2015 offensive lineman Jack Jones (Murfreesboro, Tenn./Oakland) committed to the Volunteers earlier this month. He spoke with the Tennessean about his decision:

"It was hard not to commit on the spot [when UT offered]. But I wanted my family, my coaches and the people close to me to talk to. I wanted to think about it, and pray to God."

"My dream is to run out of the T," Jones added. "That dream is starting to come true."

Georgia Tech and Middle Tennessee also extended early scholarship offers to the 6-foot-5, 270-pound prospect. Kentucky showed interest.

Volunteers secondary coach Willie Martinez served as Jones' primary recruiter.

Two other in-state prospects, defensive tackle Zach Stewart (Coalfield, Tenn./Coalfield) and athlete Jaylond Woods (Lenoir City, Tenn./Lenoir City), committed to the Volunteers' 2015 class in April.

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