Player Profile: Carlin Fils-aime

Carlin Fils-Aime, from Naples High School in South Florida, is a running back with explosive ability that will be an instant-impact player when he arrives in Knoxville.

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Carlin Fils-aime is a running back that hails from Naples High School in South Florida. He possesses the ability to score whenever he touches the ball and is coveted by teams all across the country. But, with his pledge to Tennessee remaining firm, look for him to potentially make an impact as early as his freshman year.


247Sports: No. 28 RB and No. 512 overall player in the class of 2016

ESPN: No. 140 overall player in the ESPN300 for the class of 2016

Rivals: No. 15 RB and No. 49 ranked player in the state of Florida


With 15 offers in total, Fils-aime received offers from most top programs in the region, including Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, and Ohio State. However, with his commitment in the summer, he steered away from the recruiting process during the fall to focus on his senior season.

Film Review

Speed is the name of the game for Fils-aime. With a legitimate 4.42 forty-yard dash time, he possesses the ability to get to the edge and break it for six points on every play. Because his current high-school (Naples) runs a similar scheme to what Butch Jones and Mike Debord run at Tennessee, Fils-aime is used in several different roles. Expect him to be featured similar to the way Alvin Kamara and Pig Howard have been used in the Vols’ offense. Although he will need to bulk up a little bit in college, he still runs strong. In his film above, (good examples at 55 seconds and at 1:56) he does not shy away from contact and can truck defenders.

There is a reason that Carlin Fils-aime is the only back committed to Tennessee for the class of 2016, and it is because he can flat out play. Tennessee fans should be excited because he has a bright future. Because of the Vols’ current depth at the position, there will be little pressure for him to come in and produce right away. He will be afforded the opportunity to put some weight on in a college strength and conditioning program and mold into a productive role in this Tennessee offense.

Edited by Nathan Odom

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Dominic is in his second year writing on staff at TNJN. Along with being a staff writer, he also covers the UT men's basketball beat. He is currently a senior at the University of Tennessee majoring in Journalism and Electronic Media. Follow him @dominiclobianco on Twitter!