In the current day and age of college football recruiting, projection is such a large part of the game. It goes into everything from scholarship offers to recruiting rankings, sometimes forecasting a drastic change in position or even side of the football.

It's a topic Kristian Story is already plenty familiar with despite having two more years of football ahead of him at Lanett (Ala.) High School. Even after leading the Panthers to an undefeated, state championship 2017 season from the game's most important position, he is willing to embrace change.

247Sports has seen the four-star class of 2020 standout at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and defensive back between games, practices, camps, 7-on-7 events and more.

"Whichever position I’ll get on the field faster," he said of his preference. "I still work a lot at DB, too, because I honestly don’t know which I want to play in college."

With success no matter where Story lines up on an athletic, 6-foot-2, 207-pound frame, his recruitment will continue to be a storyline despite a spring commitment to Tennessee. As Jeremy Pruitt and company -- along with other staffs keeping a close eye on him like Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, Penn State, etc. -- keep tabs on the prospect, it still begins with the position he is most familiar with.

The junior has worked most as a signal-caller and looked to improve this offseason at several events, including the Manning Passing Academy in June.

"It was really good," he said. "So much stuff that I didn’t know that I now know as an overall quarterback. Technique-wise, too. It was so many drills we worked that can be worked back home. Like we learned about staring down your receivers and progressing through your routes or when to and how to put touch on the ball.

"I think the footwork part has been my biggest improvement since then. Since coming back home all of my coaches and even players have been able to notice and seem to think my delivery looks effortless now, with putting my arm talent with the technique."

Just before the noted passing camp, 247Sports noticed some progression with Story's consistency at the quarterback position. While competing at Auburn's passing camp, where he still put in extra work at wide receiver and cornerback, it was as a passer where he impressed most.

After a minor injury reported early in the fall camp schedule, Story says he is close to 100 percent and ready to begin the Panthers' title defense no matter where Clifford Story, Kristian's father and the head coach at Lanett, sees fit.

Story is currently tabbed as the nation's No. 96 junior football prospect by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings. He is a consensus top 10 athlete projection, No. 7 at the position on 247Sports.