6 Midstate prospects to prioritize in 2022 class

Clark Lea and his new Vanderbilt football coaching staff have about 10 months to catch up in recruiting for some prized Midstate prospects.

The 2021 signing class, which wrapped up Wednesday, was assembled by Derek Mason, who was fired in November. Lea kept the class intact, but he has more work ahead.

The 2022 signing class will start inking national letters of intent in December, and Tennessee touts high school talent in the Commodores’ backyard.

Expect Lea’s staff to attack the Midstate in recruiting. Lea is a Nashville native and former player at Montgomery Bell Academy and Vanderbilt. And former 247Sports.com recruiting guru Barton Simmons, who played with Lea at MBA, is Vanderbilt’s general manager/director of personnel.

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