On Wednesday, Rivals.com unveiled the nation’s top sophomores with its initial Rivals100 rankings for the 2026 recruiting class.
The elite include three prospects from the state of Tennessee, detailed below.
41. Jared Curtis, QB, Nashville Christian School
– Curtis burst onto the recruiting scene after putting up big numbers as a freshman helping lead his Nashville Christian team to an appearance in the DII-A state finals. He showed why he is one of the best communicators in the 2026 class with his impressive performance at the Rivals Camp Series in Cincinnati in April, where he displayed a strong arm and accuracy on all three levels of the route tree: short, intermediate, and deep.
With nearly 25 offers on his resume, Curtis recently released a Top 10 that includes the likes of Ohio State, Michigan, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Georgia, Alabama, Florida State, Notre Dame and South Carolina.
51. Carson Sneed, TE, Donelson Academy
– At 6-foot-5 and 223 pounds, Sneed already has a college-ready frame and a skill set to match. In April at the Rivals Camp Series in Cincinnati, Sneed showed off his high-point ability and was a mismatch nightmare using his long arms and frame as well.
Sneed’s resume is approaching 20 offers with notable programs like Tennessee, Alabama, Michigan and Kentucky involved so far.
95. Shavar Young, ATH, Brentwood Academy
– The 6-foot, 174-pound athlete is one of the state’s best playmakers as a wide receiver, cornerback or kickoff and punt returner. Young is a fluid route runner with fast-twitch skills that can burn defenders in space with his speed.
Young already has a slew of offers close to 25 total, with Georgia, Penn State, Tennessee, Arkansas and South Carolina as early contenders.
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