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Title: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2016, 07:20:44 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 20h20 hours ago

Rocky Top's 2016 class features the nation's #1 athlete and #1 JC DE: http://bit.ly/1SL8C9k 

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Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2016, 07:21:55 am
Tennessee and Alabama are among the five programs battling for the services of Amari Rodgers, a 2017 four-star athlete out of Knoxville Catholic (Tenn.) High School.

Rodgers, the son of Southern Cal offensive coordinator and Tennessee legend Tee Martin, announced his top five on Twitter Thursday night. He is considering the Vols, Tide, Florida State, Clemson and Wake Forest, and will make his commitment public on Valentine’s Day. (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/two-sec-rivals-listed-in-high-profile-recruits-top-5-schools)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2016, 07:23:11 am
Tee Higgins®
‏@teehiggins5

It was a tough decision...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaaQRM_UYAEiLEL.jpg)


Patrick Brown ‏@patrickbrownTFP 12h12 hours ago

Patrick Brown Retweeted Tee Higgins®

Local star and Tennessee commitment Tee Higgins reopens recruitment but will still consider #Vols.

Vols were always going to have a fight on their hands with Higgins, committed or not, given his talent.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2016, 10:07:38 am
Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 18h18 hours ago

Interesting that Kongbo told @RyanCallahan247 his final three, in order, were #Vols, USC and Florida State. No mention of Ole Miss. Weird.

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Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2016, 11:19:00 am
Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams 22h22 hours ago

While UT signed only 3 instate players, it had commits from 3 of top 25 that went JUCO (Dorian Banks, Darel Middleton, Emmit Gooden).

UT offered/would take 5 instate that went elsewhere: WR Dillon Mitchell, OL Bryce Matthews, WR Nate Johnson, LB Tim Hart, DE Tariq Tisdale
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2016, 08:06:45 am
Richard Daugherty ‏@RichardTheDrive 17h17 hours ago

Jonathon Kongbo just told us that he will wear number 1 at Tennessee and Khalil McKenzie will be switching to number 99.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2016, 08:10:53 am
Patrick Brown ‏@patrickbrownTFP 16h16 hours ago

Hitchhiking, ice cream cones, pet lizards -- some interesting #Vols recruiting stories. http://bit.ly/1Q02hIq 

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Perhaps the best tale from the recruiting trail was running backs coach Robert Gillespie's journey to see Carlin Fils-aime play in Immokalee, Fla., in September. One of the two pilots of the private plane wanted to accompany Gillespie to see Fils-aime play, and Gillespie welcomed him to come along when they landed at the closed regional airport.

"There's no (rental) car," Gillespie recalled during a recruiting celebration with fans at the Tennessee Theatre on Wednesday night. "So he and I start to walk, and we're literally on the side of the street hitchhiking. We can see the stadium. We can see the lights, but it's to far too to walk."

The pilot had the idea to find a mechanic's shop.

"There are three guys in there working on a car that do not speak English," Gillespie said. "The (pilot) looks at me and says, 'Coach Gillespie, I've got this. Let me handle it.' He goes in there and says, 'Hey, I have Coach Gillespie with me from Tennessee.' Those guys look at him like, 'We don't give a care who Gillespie is.'"

Then Gillespie took matters into his own hands.

"I said, 'I've got 20 bucks for anybody who can get us to the football game,'" he recalled, "and they said, 'Si, señor.'"

Once Gillespie and the pilot got to the game — already in progress — the pilot asked him which one was Fils-aime. As he asked the question, the Naples High School running back caught a swing pass and took it for a long touchdown.

"That's Carlin,'" Gillespie told the pilot. "He looks at me and says, 'No one would ever believe the journey we got to get here and see that touchdown.'"

Arizona Western College defensive end Jonathan Kongbo was the biggest of Tennessee's late additions, and head coach Butch Jones' visit to the top junior college prospect produced a memorable picture Kongbo posted on Twitter.

In the photo, he posed with Jones, Gillespie, defensive line coach Steve Stripling and new defensive coordinator Bob Shoop. All were holding ice cream cones. Shoop dubbed it "ice cream on the border" on Wednesday.

"A home visit can last anywhere from an hour to four hours," Jones said. "I think we broke the record with Kongbo. That was about eight hours.

"Coach Gillespie was a warrior, was relentless," he added. "That was about an eight-to-nine-hour trip, from eating tacos in the desert to butter pecan ice cream in the desert."

During one round of in-home visits, Jones said he had three home-cooked meals from the recruit's families...
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2016, 10:24:47 am
Jonathan Kongbo III ‏@King_Kongbo 25m25 minutes ago

Laughing at these rumours and the "sources". It's simple we going to win championships at Tennessee #GBO


Daniel Paulling ‏@DanielPaulling 24m24 minutes ago

Can confirm @DavidRebels247 report that four-star DE Jonathan Kongbo has NOT signed his NLI with Tennessee.

However, I believe there's very little chance Kongbo goes somewhere other than UT. Ole Miss wasn't even in his top three.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on February 09, 2016, 12:59:54 pm
Kongbo is going to Ktown. No worries.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on February 09, 2016, 04:16:44 pm
Kongbo is going to Ktown. No worries.

You guys win the recruit name contest this year.  I'd love to line up a Kongbo (great wrestling name..) and a Warrior on defense.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on February 09, 2016, 04:23:26 pm
You guys win the recruit name contest this year.  I'd love to line up a Kongbo (great wrestling name..) and a Warrior on defense.
Unique names to say the least.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 11, 2016, 12:29:08 pm
Josh Ward ‏@Josh_Ward 2h2 hours ago

Tennessee fans can breathe now: Jonathan Kongbo has signed his National Letter of Intent with UT, per @wesrucker247.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 17, 2016, 03:41:03 pm
Tennessee’s junior day will be about more than just juniors on Saturday. The Vols will host some of the top prospects around the region from all high school grade levels. (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-to-host-a-bevy-of-visitors-this-weekend)

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The highest rated prospect in the state of Tennessee, JaCoby Stevens, is scheduled to be in town. The five-star prospect from Oakland High School (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) is the No. 1 rated athlete prospect in the country and No. 1 overall prospect in the state. He has shown strong interest in Georgia lately.

One of the highest rated prospects scheduled to be in Knoxville, Tenn., is four-star defensive lineman Eric Crosby from Ocean Lakes High School (Virginia Beach, Va.).
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 18, 2016, 10:53:30 am
Tennessee offers second California prospect this week (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-offers-second-california-prospect-this-week)

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Vols have offered a scholarship to two California prospects just this week. The latest was defensive end D.J. Johnson from Luther Burbank (Sacramento, Calif.). The four-star prospect received his scholarship offer on Wednesday.

“Honestly I’m not sure how they found me,” the 6-foot-5, 240-pound prospect said.

Johnson is the No. 13 weak-side defensive end in the country and the No. 19 prospect in California. Tennessee also offered a scholarship to offensive lineman Kanan Ray from Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)...

Ray is the nephew of former Vols linebacker Judd Granzow, who played on Tennessee’s 1998 national championship team and is also from California.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2016, 12:03:58 pm
Negative recruiting:

Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 27m27 minutes ago

Tennessee’s Butch Jones says Vols feeling side effects of Title IX lawsuit on recruiting trail http://sec.news/20TbuC5

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The football coach said the recent run of bad publicity has had an effect. The Vols are facing a Title IX lawsuit that was filed by six unidentified women against the university alleging that Tennessee has created a “hostile sexual environment”. Since the suit became public, Tennessee’s football team has had two former players and a current player arrested on serious charges.

“Our competitors are using it against us,” Jones said during a press conference involving all 16 head coaches at Tennessee. “That’s why we’re having a number of unofficial visitors.”
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2016, 06:24:14 am
Landing Nigel Warrior was a monstrous, late addition to Tennessee’s 2016 class. The four-star defensive back from Peachtree Ridge High School (Suwanee, Ga.) added another standout to the class and yet another legacy commitment for the Vols.

Warrior’s father, former Vols defensive back star Dale Carter, was certainly proud of his son. However, the decision to sign with Tennessee wasn’t a given until many coaching changes occurred among Warrior’s other suitors, namely LSU, Alabama and Georgia. (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/recruiting-rewind-with-nigel-warrior-they-did-not-like-me-whatsoever-i-know-that-for-a-fact)

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“The coaching changes helped (the Vols) because it made everything a little dysfunctional,” Warrior’s mother, Tangie Warrior, told SEC Country. “I think he just felt home at Tennessee.”

Did you cut some media off? Yes, I did. I cut off Rivals. They didn’t like me for that. Three people would call me in the same day. They would call me at least four times a week. That’s why my ranking is so bad on Rivals, because they did not like me whatsoever. I know that for a fact.

Which school disappointed you the most during recruiting? Oregon.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 26, 2016, 01:19:21 pm
 Kevin Wright ‏@CoachWrightIMG 2h2 hours ago Bayshore Gardens, FL

Today in an unprecedented move @Vol_Football offered 20 IMGAFootball players

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Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on February 26, 2016, 01:52:38 pm
Kevin Wright ‏@CoachWrightIMG 2h2 hours ago Bayshore Gardens, FL

Today in an unprecedented move @Vol_Football offered 20 IMGAFootball players

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CcJ9430WoAEo4uN.jpg)

That might be the most bizarre thing I've ever seen in recruiting.  Talk about putting all your eggs in one basket...
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on February 26, 2016, 03:29:12 pm
That might be the most bizarre thing I've ever seen in recruiting.  Talk about putting all your eggs in one basket...
Nothing to lose really and makes news that doesn't involve lawyers. 
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on February 26, 2016, 03:41:02 pm
Nothing to lose really and makes news that doesn't involve lawyers.

Well, that's true.  Distract and deflect.

Seriously though, I realize that IMG is one of those football prep schools, along the lines of Oak Hill Academy and basketball, but offering half their roster??  It's not exactly offering a 13 year old a scholarship like Kiffin did, but it's along those lines.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on February 26, 2016, 06:37:23 pm
Well, that's true.  Distract and deflect.

Seriously though, I realize that IMG is one of those football prep schools, along the lines of Oak Hill Academy and basketball, but offering half their roster??  It's not exactly offering a 13 year old a scholarship like Kiffin did, but it's along those lines.
I think this is a PR stunt more than anything else.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2016, 11:56:38 am
The Dave Hooker Show ‏@DaveHookerShow 23h23 hours ago

Tennessee offers 20 prospects a scholarship – all from one school http://trib.al/hHQwF4r

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Tennessee seems to like the talent at IMG Academy.

The Vols extended scholarship offers to 20 prospects enrolled in the private school in Bradenton, Fla., on Friday. Tennessee offered 13 prospects in the 2017 class, six in the 2018 class and one from the Class of 2019, according to a tweet by IMG head coach Kevin Wright, who called the move “unprecedented”.

Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2016, 07:54:21 am
Vols will direct their attention to out-of-state prospects this weekend for their second junior day of the year. (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/monster-weekend-for-tennessee-recruiting-on-tap)

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While most prospects are still relatively close to Knoxville, Tenn., at least two will have to make a long trip to check out the Vols: four-star defensive end Zachary Carter from Hillsborough High School (Tampa, Fla.) and four-star offensive tackle Grayson Reed from Cypress Creek High School (Houston, Texas).

Vols will also try to test the dedication that four-star safety Xavier McKinney from Roswell (Ga.) High School has to Alabama. He committed to the Crimson Tide in September but that was before Kirby Smart left the Tide to become the head coach at Georgia.

Several states, outside of Tennessee, will be represented on Saturday. Four-star receiver Trey Blount from Pace Academy (Powder Springs, Ga.), four-star receiver/safety Hamsah Nasirildeen from Concord (N.C.) High School, four-star cornerback Amir Riep from Colerain High School (Cincinnati, Ohio), four-star tight end Logan Rudolph from Northwestern High School (Rock Hill, S.C.), four-star defensive end Jordan Williams from Frank W. Cox (Virginia Beach, VA) and four-star offensive tackle Jedrick Wills from Lafayette High School (Lexington, Ky.) are all expected to attend.

The Vols will host two four-star prospects from Bishop Sullivan Catholic (Virginia Beach, Va.): defensive tackle Breyon Gaddy and linebacker Teradja Mitchell.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 05, 2016, 08:09:04 pm
Tennessee picked up a commitment for its 2017 class when 6-foot-2, 216-pound Conyers, Ga. linebacker De’Morreal “Mo” Burnham decided he wants to join the Vols. (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-lands-commitment-from-georgia-linebacker-after-junior-day)

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Chose Tennessee over reported scholarship offers from Charlotte, Cincinnati, Florida State and Louisville, among others.

He is the lone commitment for Tennessee in the Class of 2017. Vols have had a few other players in this class committed, including quarterback Hunter Johnson, wide receiver Tee Higgins and defensive lineman Jordon Riley, but they have all since de-committed.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2016, 02:01:54 pm
UGA Class of 2017 linebacker commit Jaden Hunter took an unofficial visit to Tennessee this weekend with a teammate

Openly said he was there basically to recruit for UGA.  (https://www.dawgnation.com/football/recruiting/weekend-recap-uga-commit-is-bored-in-knoxville-and-a-pair-of-elite-corners-return-to-athens)

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He also said “Go Dawgs” two times inside the meeting room in Knoxville and let out a huge grin after his first try and put some bass in it. The 4-star linebacker also shared what was on his mind when he went to Neyland Stadium.

“So we went to the field right and I really could imagine myself catching a Pick-6 against them,” Hunter also told his viewers on Periscope. “And the whole crowd going silent after I catch that.”

https://twitter.com/head9hunter/status/706269095738646528
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 08, 2016, 04:47:36 am
Tennessee picked up its second commitment in a week for the 2017 class when Chase Rogers decided to announce his commitment via Twitter (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-picks-up-second-commitment-for-2017)

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The three-star tight end prospect from St. Stanislaus (Bay St. Louis, Miss.) is the No. 33 tight end in the country...

Linebacker De’Morreal (Mo) Burnam from Salem High School (Conyers, Ga.) committed to Tennessee late Saturday evening.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 15, 2016, 07:05:54 am
Vols picked up their third pledge for the Class of 2017. Marquez Bembry, a three-star athlete from Mount Vernon Presbyterian (Atlanta) who holds 11 other offers, announced his commitment... (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-makes-quality-addition-to-next-years-recruiting-class)

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6-foot-3, 214-pound rising senior is rated the nation’s No. 66 athlete and Georgia’s No. 73 overall prospect
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 17, 2016, 12:01:07 pm
https://twitter.com/Dont_worrycoach/status/709582925218471936

5.5-rated '17 WDE from Atlanta Mt. Vernon Christian.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 25, 2016, 12:52:03 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 1h1 hour ago

Recruiting Rewind with Jonathan Kongbo: “I committed to Florida State” http://sec.news/22A8Zus

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Jonathan Kongbo may have been Tennessee’s most significant signee in the 2016 class.

First, the defensive end from Arizona Western Junior College (Yuma, Ariz.) plays an impact position. Second, based upon his recruiting ranking as the top junior college prospect in the nation, he should be able to provide an immediate impact this season as the Vols try to reach sky-high expectations. Lastly, the Vols kept him away from bitter rival Alabama.

I didn’t find I wanted to go to Tennessee until that Monday morning (before National Signing Day on Wednesday). I was kind of committed to Florida State…I committed to Florida State on my visit. I kept it low key, but I switched it up.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2016, 08:11:21 am
Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 Mar 26

Wes Rucker Retweeted Trevor Lawrence

Nation’s No. 1 overall prospect in 2018 @247Sports Composite in Knoxville again and enjoying himself again.

https://twitter.com/Trevorlawrencee/status/713792438880624640
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2016, 03:11:06 pm
Eric Josephs ‏@UTEricJosephs 22h22 hours ago

Please See Below: #VOLS🍊🍊🍊

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Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 21m21 minutes ago

#Vols have hired @UTEricJosephs, formerly from The U, as their new director of recruiting: http://bit.ly/1M77RHz
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 07, 2016, 07:10:32 am
Tyler Byrd’s late decision to sign with Tennessee instead of Miami was one of the surprises in the 2016 recruiting class. Suddenly, the Vols had plucked a four-star prospect from South Florida... (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tyler-byrd-talks-about-making-switch-from-miami-to-tennessee)

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Miami’s former interim head coach, Larry Scott, was suddenly the tight ends coach at Tennessee. Byrd’s recruitment was a roller-coaster ride, one that Byrd wishes he would have handled a bit differently.

It would be to wait until you know for sure that’s the school you want to go to and then make a commitment. Take all of your official visits, all of your unofficial visits and just weigh your options out fully before committing to a school.

University of Miami for sure came in second. I think really the player’s environment was a lot different.  I think there was more togetherness from Tennessee. Miami might get to the point where they are together, but Tennessee already has that togetherness.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 11, 2016, 10:04:42 am
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 9h9 hours ago

SportsTalk Retweeted yeti27

#STRecruiting:  LB Eric Crosby of Virginia Beach, VA is down to Tennessee and Virginia Tech. Clemson & USC offered.

https://twitter.com/ekm2781/status/719282948264960000
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 16, 2016, 07:33:03 pm
KD Nixon, a four-star wide receiver from DeSoto (Texas) High School, announced his commitment to Tennessee

 5-foot-8, 182-pounder’s commitment is the third of the day for the Vols (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/texas-wide-receiver-commits-to-tennessee)

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Four-star prospect is the No. 38 prospect in the state of Texas and No. 34 wide receiver recruit in the nation.... He chose Tennessee over more than 15 programs, including Ohio State, Texas, TCU, Oklahoma and Missouri.

Nixon becomes the sixth member of the Vols’ 2017 recruiting class and their only commit with more than three stars.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 16, 2016, 07:34:00 pm
Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 3h3 hours ago

Names of #Vols’ commits: Solon Page III, Cheyenne Labruzza, Marquez Bembry, Mo Burnam, Chase Rogers. World-class set of names there.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 16, 2016, 07:34:50 pm
Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 3h3 hours ago

Wes Rucker Retweeted GoVols247

Second commit of the day for #Vols.

GoVols247
‏@GoVols247

Louisiana CB @bruzzaaa commits to #Vols during visit for spring game: (FREE) http://bit.ly/23FsylQ
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 22, 2016, 04:48:26 pm
Tennessee made a big addition to its 2017 recruiting class on Friday with the commitment of Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, Va.) four-star defensive tackle Eric Crosby.

Crosby, a 6-foot-1, 285-pound lineman and the No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/vols-pick-up-commitment-from-highly-touted-dt-eric-crosby)

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Crosby is the seventh commit for the Class of 2017 for the Vols and the highest-rated member of the class, along with four-star wide receiver KD Nixon. The commitment bumped Tennessee into the top 25 of 247 Sports’ recruiting rankings for 2017.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 18, 2016, 12:27:55 pm
Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams 23h23 hours ago

If there is an area UT has hit harder since Jones’ first year, it is Virginia Beach. Landed DT Eric Crosby; pursuing other touted recruits
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2016, 10:29:36 am
http://247sports.com/player/jacquez-jones-87758
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 31, 2016, 10:04:01 am
https://twitter.com/EricArnoldTN/status/736958000951402496

5-star WR Tee Higgins (Oak Ridge) is playing for Bobby Maze Elite

https://twitter.com/teehiggins5/status/737472707881754624
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 04, 2016, 04:58:57 pm
https://twitter.com/GoVolsXtra/status/738791985331482624

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During a speaking engagement at Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville on Friday morning, the Tennessee football coach admitted the car he drives makes an impact on the recruiting trail.

"Kids judge you by your car," Jones told the crowd. "It's crazy. "I was joking with another fellow SEC coach because the SEC Network came in and did a feature. They first did a feature on his car. So when they came to Knoxville, they did a feature on my car. My SLS."

The SLS carries a sticker price of $221,580 and features a 6.2 liter V-8 engine and Gull-wing doors that open vertically.

Jones, who wasn't made available to reporters during the appearance, clarified later Friday through UT spokesperson Ryan Robinson that the sports car he drives is a Mercedes S-Class Coupe, not an SLS, and is a private lease. An S-Class Coupe carries an MSRP value of $121,550.

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn made headlines in March after buying a BMW i8 and taking Tray Bishop, a four-star athlete according to 247Sports, for a ride during a visit.

https://twitter.com/GrantRamey/status/738755829898334208

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkCXYXsWgAAdclh.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 06, 2016, 07:51:44 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Brent Cimaglia, the No. 5-ranked kicker in the 2017 class, announced that he is verbally committed to Tennessee.

Cimagli was previously committed to Southern Miss, but he flipped to the Vols after a strong performance ...

Tennessee was so impressed with Cimaglia that it offered him a scholarship... (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-prep-kicker-boots-southern-miss-commitment-flips-to-vols)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2016, 12:11:45 pm
https://twitter.com/wesrucker247/status/742090506205827072
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2016, 09:19:22 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/743074714453692416

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Knoxville Catholic cornerback Jeffery Wood was named “the fastest man in Tennessee” by Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh during Tuesday night’s satellite camp at Oakland (Murfreesboro) High. The relatively unknown 5-foot-9 recruit blew past the rest of the field — which included dozens of future Division I players — in two separate competitions measuring speed and agility.

Wood said he currently has offers from a pair of Division II schools and has developed strong relationships with Tennessee-Chattanooga and Memphis.

We caught up with Wood moments after he finished a post-camp conversation with Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh, who first noticed the Knoxville prospect this spring.

Wood told SEC Country he also spoke with the Tennessee staff on Tuesday night. Earlier this year, he impressed Volunteers coach Butch Jones at a Knoxville Catholic-Oakland scrimmage.

“He told me that he likes the way I play,” Wood said.

Wood, who transferred from Farragut before his sophomore year, effectively missed two seasons of varsity football before being able to get his blazing speed on film.

His “dream school” is Arizona State. He attended a recent Sun Devils camp and maintains a relationship with defensive backs coach TJ Rushing.

“I like hot weather,” Wood said. “I wanted to play down in Florida, but I don’t like the humidity..."
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2016, 03:31:16 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/744265411257065472

(http://Earlier Saturday, South Carolina defensive end Tre Lawson pledged to sign in the Vols’ 2017 class.)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2016, 03:37:23 pm
https://twitter.com/RyanCallahan247/status/744262868120576004

https://twitter.com/RyanCallahan247/status/744265312305057793

https://twitter.com/RyanCallahan247/status/744265445243498496

Robert Gillespie ‏@UTCoachG 27m27 minutes ago Knoxville, TN

Business is B🍊🍊MING!🔥🔥🔥#VFL
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2016, 03:47:51 pm
3-star day for Vols (http://247sports.com/Season/2017-Football/Commits)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2016, 09:12:48 pm
https://twitter.com/RyanCallahan247/status/744321515257217026
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2016, 09:16:33 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/744315216507322368
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2016, 07:56:47 am
https://twitter.com/TrendsKnoxvl/status/744324918028963840
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on June 19, 2016, 04:39:07 pm
Very fruitful day for Jones and crew.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2016, 12:12:05 pm
https://twitter.com/wesrucker247/status/744934808468488192

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His father, Cornelius Bennett, starred as an outside linebacker for Alabama from 1983-86. He played in the NFL from 1987-2000 including being a star for the Buffalo Bills on their four Super Bowl teams.

Bennett is the 18th verbal commit in the 2017 class for Tennessee.

Vols plan to sign six defensive linemen this cycle.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2016, 09:33:17 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/745980505946992640

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“I thought ‘Orange Carpet’ was just a name for the recruiting (event), but there really was an orange carpet you walked down.

“We didn’t know anything about it, but we walk in, and there’s a DJ there going crazy, and then Coach Jones is right there, and the next thing I know I’m doing some interview.”

The interview was with a UT staff member — the event was closed to the media — and games and contests followed throughout the afternoon.

Coleman, now 6-foot-1 and 213 pounds at West Monroe (La.) High School, visited for Tennessee’s “Junior Day” on March 5.

“I wanted to come up again and make sure they still have all that love and passion for me,” Coleman said. “As far as picking Tennessee, you are evaluating what type of back you are and how your style relates to the programs.

“Tennessee likes to put their backs in space, not just a straight hand-off team. So they’ll run screens, some read options and I really like the handoffs out of the shotgun (formation).”

Coleman said he’s more confused than disappointed with his recruiting rating: “Yeah, those ratings must not be updated, because I’m the top back in this state...”
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on June 23, 2016, 09:56:58 am
Very fruitful day for Jones and crew.

Looks very much at this point like an Arkansas class - heavy on the 3*s.  Not that that's a bad thing at all; maybe Sergeant Carter can coach 'em up and turn 'em into blue chippers.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on June 23, 2016, 11:55:25 am
Looks very much at this point like an Arkansas class - heavy on the 3*s.  Not that that's a bad thing at all; maybe Sergeant Carter can coach 'em up and turn 'em into blue chippers.
They will be the base like in years past. Most 4 and 5* kids wanna be wine and dined and have their "cap selection" moment. We're pretty solid on several highly rated kids.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on June 23, 2016, 11:56:40 am
Looks very much at this point like an Arkansas class - heavy on the 3*s.  Not that that's a bad thing at all; maybe Sergeant Carter can coach 'em up and turn 'em into blue chippers.
Also it's suspected that several of those 3* kids will be raised later to 4* later once the season starts. But hell, who knows.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on June 23, 2016, 12:18:44 pm
Also it's suspected that several of those 3* kids will be raised later to 4* later once the season starts. But hell, who knows.

Everybody says that about their 3*s. 
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on June 23, 2016, 12:38:51 pm
Everybody says that about their 3*s. 
Absolutely. I was talking about what 24/7 stated about some of them. But honestly who knows. They have some of them less than a half a point from 4*.
But the 4 and 5's will sign later if history with Jones holds true.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on June 23, 2016, 04:18:41 pm
Absolutely. I was talking about what 24/7 stated about some of them. But honestly who knows. They have some of them less than a half a point from 4*.
But the 4 and 5's will sign later if history with Jones holds true.

Is he gonna figger out a way to sign about 45 kids in this class like he has the last couple of years?
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on June 24, 2016, 06:54:09 pm
Is he gonna figger out a way to sign about 45 kids in this class like he has the last couple of years?
LOL well we actually had a smaller class last year JR.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2016, 03:44:59 pm
Tennessee nabbed a commitment from 3-star 2017 offensive tackle Riley Locklear on Saturday (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-secures-commitment-from-offensive-lineman)

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Locklear is listed at 6-foot-5 and 290 pounds and hails from Huntington, W.Va. Locklear also had offers from Penn State, Cal and Florida State.

Volunteers now have 18 commitments for the class of 2017, and rank 11th in 247Sports Composite rankings.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2016, 10:57:09 am
Jeremy Lewis, a 3-star 2016 prospect from Lone Grove (Ok.) High School, enrolled at Tennessee for the second semester of summer classes (https://www.seccountry.com/team/report-tennessee-adds-tailback-to-2016-class)

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The 6-foot-1, 193-pound tailback previously committed to Arkansas State last July. The nation’s 126th running back also held offers from Nebraska, Tulsa and Ohio...

Lewis is expected to be added to Tennessee’s official roster in time for preseason camp on Aug. 1.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 20, 2016, 10:28:37 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/755944146955800577

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Cotman is the 21st verbal commit in Tennessee’s 2017 recruiting class, now ranked No. 11 nationally — per 247Sports.

Former Miami interim head coach and Vols tight ends coach Larry Scott reportedly played a key role in Cotman’s recruitment.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2016, 07:26:17 am
https://twitter.com/RyanCallahan247/status/756329248072269824

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Three-star senior wide receiver from Hattiesburg (Miss.) High School committed to Tennessee on Thursday night during his visit with the Vols, choosing them over Alabama and scholarship offers from several other major programs, including LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Auburn.

6-foot-1, 168-pound Murphy gave Tennessee its 22nd commitment for the 2017 class, its fourth in the past three days and its third from a projected wide receiver, joining three-star prospects Princeton Fant of La Vergne, Tenn., and Jacquez Jones of Clearwater, Fla.

“I knew I was going to commit today,” said Murphy, who’s ranked the nation’s No. 435 overall prospect and No. 64 wide receiver in the 247Sports Composite for the 2017 class.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 23, 2016, 11:07:37 pm
Cheshire Academy (Conn.) signal caller CJ Lewis, a 3-star prospect, committed to the Vols on Saturday (https://www.seccountry.com/team/tennessee-lands-2017-quarterback-commit-from-connecticut)

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6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect is ranked as the nation’s 40th dual-threat quarterback.

Lewis, who attended UT’s ‘Orange & White Game’ in April, also held offers from Boston College, UConn and Buffalo

Lewis is Tennessee’s 23rd commit of the 2017 class, ranking No. 10 in the country —

https://twitter.com/UTCoachJones/status/756990804955193345
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 27, 2016, 09:02:41 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/758109869744525312

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Volunteers landed Thompson Station (Tenn.) Independence wideout Kendrell Surry on Tuesday evening — their first commit in the Class of 2019.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 29, 2016, 04:51:26 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/759126626076618752

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“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a team recruit their class this fast before. Player stars aside, what’s the overall deal with Butch’s recruiting tactics of late?

Excellent question and one many Tennessee fans obviously have right now after the Volunteers flurry of five 2017 commits just last week. As of today, UT has 23 verbal commits. But that’s the key, they’re not-binding right now. Recruiting is fluid...
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2016, 10:27:48 am
https://twitter.com/patrickbrownTFP/status/759048944362123264

Marc Givler
‏@MarcGivlerBG

#Rivals100 QB Emory Jones commits to #OhioState #Buckeyes
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2016, 09:20:07 am
Tennessee will have an additional punter on its roster for 2016, as Brandon Nickle announced his intention to play for the Volunteers this season.

Nickle a 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect from Oak Ridge, Tenn., had committed to Virginia Tech in April, but he declined to enroll at the school over the summer. (https://www.seccountry.com/team/in-state-punter-brandon-nickle-announces-hell-join-tennessee-this-season)

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“Over the past few weeks it looked as if I might not be able to continue my football career in college. However, I was lucky enough to be recruited once again by my dream school. I feel extremely blessed to announced that I will be continuing my education and football career at the University of Tennessee!”
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 12, 2016, 07:59:29 am
Which Tennessee 3-star commits will earn a higher ranking? (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/smoke-signals-which-tennessee-3-star-commits-could-ultimately-earn-a-higher-ranking)

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Tennessee has 20 prospects currently ranked as 3-stars — tied for the most in the country.

Following summer camps, players move up and down lists. This fall, some will again see their stocks rise after strong senior seasons, while others will drop due to injuries, subpar showings, etc.

As for Tennessee’s commits who could reasonably earn a composite 4th star this fall: Florida athlete CJ Cotman, who is ranked just outside the Top 300 and was once a consensus 4-star prospect, versatile linebacker Jaquan Henderson from Newton High (Ga.), Hattiesburg wideout Jordan Murphy, Louisiana cornerback Cheyenne Labruzza and Hardin County defensive end LaTrell Bumphus.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 14, 2016, 08:59:26 am
Volunteers selling a ‘lifetime legacy’ to in-state recruits  (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-volunteers-selling-a-lifetime-legacy-to-in-state-recruits)

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“In-state recruiting is everything,” fourth-year coach Butch Jones said Friday during the team’s annual Media Day.

“We have to find the right fit for the University of Tennessee. … But it all does start in-state. In-state recruiting is very, very important to us. There’s a responsibility that comes along with a young man staying in-state and playing here.”

With that said, Jones knows he must flip a recent trend, as too many in-state blue-chippers are headed elsewhere.

In 2016, Tennessee signed just two of the state’s top 15 prospects. The Vols 2017 class includes just four of the state’s top 20 recruits. While Lane Kiffin recently trolled Tennessee over its in-state struggles, the narrative could be reshaped in 2018.

“When a young man stays at home and represents his home state, his home institution, that’s a lifetime legacy,” Jones said.

“That’s something that you’re going to want to come live in this state and be remembered forever. To me, that’s what it’s all about.”
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 15, 2016, 01:42:36 pm
Nashville native Ty Chandler — a 4-star standout from Montgomery Bell Academy — committed to the Volunteers over Ole Miss, Auburn and others (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/breaking-tennessees-top-rated-prep-tailback-commits-to-the-volunteers)

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Chandler instantly becomes Tennessee’s highest-ranked playmaker in the Class of 2017. He is the 24th commit overall, and the second tailback
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on September 20, 2016, 12:50:05 pm
'17 John Ehret 3-star CB, Terrell Bailey gave a verbal to the Vols.

Bailey is currently the 21st ranked player in Louisiana for the '17 class.

He is the 25th commit for the Vols.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on September 30, 2016, 08:50:58 am
https://twitter.com/JesseReSimonton/status/781219308995162112

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Cade Mays has been going to Tennessee games since he was a little boy.

Now a 6-foot-5, 310-pound Volunteers commit, the 5-star UT legacy and Knoxville Catholic star can’t recall Neyland Stadium ever rocking as hard as it did Saturday during Tennessee’s thrilling comeback win over Florida.

“That was definitely the best environment I’ve ever seen in Neyland Stadium,” Mays told me.

Mays, who committed to Tennessee over a year ago, is the No. 11 prospect in the Class of 2018, so the 5-star offensive tackle has assumed the role of headline recruiter for the Volunteers.

Mays has relished in the responsibility, too, fulfilling a family legacy set by his father and uncle. Kevin Mays, Cade’s dad, was Tennessee’s team captain in 1994, earning All-SEC honors as an offensive lineman. His uncle played for the Vols, too.

This summer, Mays’ first target was 4-star Coffee County athlete Alontae Taylor.

Both Mays and Taylor have identified a ballyhooed bunch of targets, with prospects spanning the ’17, ’18 and ’19 classes.

During the Florida game, Taylor sat with nearly a dozen Tennessee 2017 commits, and the group made sure the surrounding top targets took notice.

“We were out there recruiting,” Taylor said.

“There were times when we made a big play and we — I was sitting with all the 2017 commits in a big group — and we just turned around and looked at Deangelo Gibbs and threw our hands up like, ‘What’s up? What are you going to do.’ We pointed at Trey Smith and were like, ‘What’s up? It’s the place to be. Why not Tennessee?’”

Smith, an offensive tackle from University School, remains Tennessee’s most important remaining target in the 2017 class.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on September 30, 2016, 09:14:14 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 50s50 seconds ago

Smoke Signals: The Peach State pipeline has paid dividends for Tennessee, so who are some future Georgia targets? https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/smoke-signals-the-peach-state-pipeline-has-paid-dividends-for-tennessee-so-who-are-some-future-georgia-targets

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Peach State — especially Atlanta — remains a fertile pipeline for Tennessee to mine top-shelf talent.

No. 11 Volunteers could start six Georgia natives on Saturday in Athens: Josh Dobbs, [Bama transfer and] tailback Alvin Kamara, safety Micah Abernathy, freshman cornerback Bay Buchanan, tight end Jason Croom and kick returner Evan Berry [Tennessee legacy]. Linebacker Cortez McDowell, a Locust Grove product, will play a ton, too.  Of course, Cam Sutton would be listed here if he weren’t sidelined with a serious ankle injury.

Under Jones, Tennessee has won some recruiting battles over the in-state Bulldogs — most notably 4-star safety Nigel Warrior, 4-star receiver Preston Williams and 4-star safety Micah Abernathy. But the Volunteers have also benefited from poaching some prospects UGA didn’t really recruit — guys like Sutton and McDowell.

Peach State has become such a hot-bed for blue-chip recruits, Georgia simply can’t keep’em all, so programs like Tennessee are swooping in and grabbing more than just the leftovers.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on October 16, 2016, 11:35:30 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/787690444889128960

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Albany (La.) athlete Cheyenne Labruzza, a future cornerback at Tennessee, injured his knee in a 27-14 win on Friday.

Labruzza told me he thinks he torn his meniscus again — an injury he previously played with for two seasons before opting for surgery last year.

The 3-star prospect, who committed to the Vols over home-state LSU in April, was scheduled to attend the Tennessee-Alabama game on Saturday, but couldn’t after the injury.

“I will shake back,” Labruzza told me.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on October 16, 2016, 10:43:39 pm
 Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams Oct 15

UT gets 3rd commit for Class of 2018: 3-star junior safety Bryson Richardson of Buford (Ga.). He's 6-1, 185. Attended UT-Bama game.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on October 17, 2016, 09:10:26 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/788017229572997120

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2018 prospect committed to the Volunteers after their 49-10 loss to the top-ranked Crimson Tide, completing a dream he’s had for several years.

Tennessee was the second program to offer Richardson, who also attended a Vols satellite camp at his high school in Buford over the summer. The 6-foot, 185-pound junior quickly developed a close relationship with secondary coach Willie Martinez, and the safety couldn’t wait to deliver the news to Martinez on Saturday evening.

“After the game, all the coaches were talking to all the recruits, so I pulled coach Martinez aside real quick and said, ‘You know, I’ve thought about it long and hard, I want to be a Vol,’” Richardson recounted.

“He just told me, ‘Once you make this decision you have to be 100 percent in.’ And I told him, ‘Coach, I’m all in. 100 percent.’”

Once Richardson gave Butch Jones the good news, he said the locker room was suddenly “happy” and there were “all smiles and cheers.”
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on October 27, 2016, 08:27:20 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/791460625809571840

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Buckhorn 2017, four-star middle linebacker tweeted tonight that he has committed to Tennessee.

Ignont (6-foot-2, 238 pounds) gave a silent pledge to Alabama in spring, then decommitted in June. He said in August that his top three were Auburn, LSU and UCLA, but Tennessee made a late push and Ignont visited Oct. 15.

Ignont transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton (Fla.) in January, only to return to New Market and re-join Buckhorn four months later.

Ignont is rated the No. 9 inside linebacker in the country by the 247Sports Composite and is the No. 7 player on AL.com's A-List...
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2016, 10:45:20 am

Alontae Taylor ✞
‏@TaeTaylor6

Change of plans I will not be attending any Tennessee games for the remainder of the season .. No Questions please


Paul Fortenberry ‏@Volquest_Paul 54m54 minutes ago

Paul Fortenberry Retweeted Alontae Taylor ✞

2018 Tennessee commitment.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 03, 2016, 10:51:37 am
'17 Orlando Jones TE James Brown gave a verbal to Tennessee.

Brown's the 950th ranked player in the nation by 247 Composite
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 06, 2016, 07:11:10 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/795248962349441024

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5-foot-11, 188-pounder from Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, Ga., visited the Vols’ campus Saturday and committed just five days after receiving a scholarship offer.

A former Louisiana-Lafayette commit, Shamburger reopened his recruitment in July. He selected Tennessee over Ole Miss and Auburn. He becomes Tennessee’s 27th commitment for the class of 2017, an he’s the third cornerback to commit to the Vols’ class.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2016, 08:03:09 am
'17 3-star Warren County OT K'Rojhn Calbert gave a verbal to Tennessee.

He becomes the Vols' 27th hard commit.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2016, 08:11:48 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/803422970140127232
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2016, 08:14:37 am
https://twitter.com/mzenitz/status/806252894290898945
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2016, 06:51:20 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/806611555316092932
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 12, 2016, 11:58:36 am
 Will Sammon ‏@WillSammon Dec 11

by end of today, expectation is HCs of FSU, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and Tennessee will have all had in-home visits at some point w/ Cam Akers
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 21, 2016, 06:57:39 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/811733359277834240
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2016, 07:59:58 am
Three-star and nation’s No. 34-ranked defensive tackle, Matthew Butler committed to Tennessee on Wednesday, giving the Volunteers 26 total commits in the 2017 recruiting class.  (https://campusinsiders.com/news/matthew-butler-commits-tennessee-volunteers-12-21-2016)

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He’s the fifth recruit to commit to the Vols this month. Tennessee also added 5-star offensive tackle Trey Smith, 3-star quarterback Will McBride, 3-star inside linebacker Shanon Reid and 3-star defensive end Deandre Johnson.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on December 22, 2016, 08:12:01 am
Three-star and nation’s No. 34-ranked defensive tackle, Matthew Butler committed to Tennessee on Wednesday, giving the Volunteers 26 total commits in the 2017 recruiting class.  (https://campusinsiders.com/news/matthew-butler-commits-tennessee-volunteers-12-21-2016)


They're three quarters of the way to filling their class!  Good job, Vols!!
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 29, 2016, 06:09:50 am
https://twitter.com/Volquest_Paul/status/813920988169695232

Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2016, 09:10:58 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/815201992511549442

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Maleik Gray has been committed to Tennessee since June, but the 4-star safety from LaVergne plans to give one school another look before making his final college choice.

The nation’s No. 63 prospect confirmed to SEC County that he will take an official visit to Florida State the weekend of Jan. 18-20.

“I am,” Gray said Friday.

“I want to see if I feel comfortable at the university. How do I get along with the players and the rest of the coaching staff? I just want to make sure I truly feel comfortable.”

Gray has been courted by FSU — once an early leader in his recruitment — since he was in the ninth grade. He’s forged relationships with ‘Noles assistants Randy Sanders and Charles Kelly.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2017, 09:09:50 am
https://twitter.com/SECCountryVols/status/817391869671903232

How will Tennessee’s offensive coordinator change impact recruiting?

Josh Ward talks with Jesse Simonton about all things Vols recruiting, including Mike DeBord’s departure.

They also discuss Tennessee’s biggest needs in the 2017 class with a just a month before National Signing Day.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2017, 02:34:32 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 50m50 minutes ago

Tennessee recruiting: Will Ignont ‘shutting down’ recruitment, ‘110% committed’ to Vols

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Ignont: “I’m not going to commit and de-commit. I’m not going to de-commit from Tennessee just because now they (LSU) know what they want.

“I’m going to stick with the team that wanted me from the beginning, the team that’s been recruiting me throughout this whole process, the team that I’m committed to unless something changes.” (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-recruiting-will-ignont-shutting-recruitment-110-committed-vols)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2017, 09:19:24 am
https://twitter.com/JimmyDetail/status/818823650338017281

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Albany athlete Cheyenne Labruzza decided to shut down his recruitment, and remain with the Tennessee Volunteers' recruiting class, cancelling all of his official visits, including the trip to LSU scheduled to begin January 13.

Labruzza committed to Tennessee following an unofficial visit during its spring game, and stayed firm in his verbal pledge, despite engaging with LSU and Oklahoma State in recent months. Labruzza has been a major target for the Tigers, who liked him as a versatile defensive back who could play cornerback or safety.

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    I am fully committed to the University of Tennessee !! [?] #GoVols
    -- Cheyenne Labruzza (@bruzzaaa) January 10, 2017
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2017, 10:50:28 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/819923661314555904
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2017, 02:55:35 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/822876375891800066
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2017, 10:26:37 am
'17 Bartow sub-.8 RB Timothy Jordan gave a verbal to the Vols.

Tennessee has 27 commits (five early enrollees and 22 "hard commits") at the moment.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on January 24, 2017, 10:29:48 am
'17 Bartow sub-.8 RB Timothy Jordan gave a verbal to the Vols.

Tennessee has 27 commits (five early enrollees and 22 "hard commits") at the moment.

So Butch has roughly half his class put together.  Kudos, Sergeant Carter.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2017, 09:39:51 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/824632793632219136
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on January 29, 2017, 06:36:32 pm
So Butch has roughly half his class put together.  Kudos, Sergeant Carter.
Hey now JR... LOL be nice.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2017, 11:49:46 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/826839877673185281
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2017, 06:32:42 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/827121625824952320
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 08, 2017, 12:20:59 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/839496273875058694

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Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s.

With longtime receivers coach Zach Azzanni out and Kevin Beard in, it appears that attrition could come in the form of 4-star 2019 receiver Kentrell Scurry — but it’s not that simple.

Azzanni announced Monday night that he wasn’t de-committing from Tennessee but would be “open up” his recruitment. Scurry has been committed to the Vols since July 26, just three months after Tennessee offered him.

In his words:
https://twitter.com/D1Scurry/status/838877136488398849
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on March 08, 2017, 01:06:41 pm
In his words:
https://twitter.com/D1Scurry/status/838877136488398849

So he is "still committed" but he is opening up his recruitment and definitely wants to visit other universities to explore his options.

Okay then...
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on March 12, 2017, 03:19:16 pm
So he is "still committed" but he is opening up his recruitment and definitely wants to visit other universities to explore his options.

Okay then...
JR you know kids NEVER change their minds haha.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on March 13, 2017, 06:47:10 am
JR you know kids NEVER change their minds haha.

If he's not completely certain, then I guess he doesn't have a 5 star heart.  Perhaps just a 4 star heart. 
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on March 13, 2017, 09:03:55 am
If he's not completely certain, then I guess he doesn't have a 5 star heart.  Perhaps just a 4 star heart. 
Who knows. But I'm glad Butch is giving people stuff to glomb onto
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 13, 2017, 11:24:21 am
'18 Corryton Gibbs .8455-rated OG Ollie Lane gave a verbal to the Vols.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 13, 2017, 08:03:29 pm
https://twitter.com/RyanCallahan247/status/852669897486237696

.8188-rated CB from Clarksville NW
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 27, 2017, 11:27:24 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 2m2 minutes ago

Tennessee recruiting: Adonis Otey commits to the Vols  https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-recruiting-adonis-otey-commits-vols

This '19 prospect is not yet rated
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2017, 08:10:48 am
https://twitter.com/AnnieCostabile/status/857940985204154368

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The "vibe," Jaylon Reed said, was the reason he chose to commit to Tennessee over Ole Miss, Mississippi State and the nearly 20 other Division I programs who offered him.

"When I got on campus the coaching staff knew me, the players knew me, everyone knew me by name," said Reed, a  senior cornerback for Olive Branch. "It felt like I was a priority. When you get that feeling like you're home even though you're outside of Mississippi you just gotta go with it."

It wasn't just the vibe that helped Reed make this decision. The academic experience into which he was given a sneak peek was another major factor in his commitment. He's focused on football but has dreams beyond it —
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 12, 2017, 08:49:01 am
'18 4-star DT Brant Lawless (Nashville Christian) gave a verbal to Vols
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 19, 2017, 01:29:15 pm
https://twitter.com/wesrucker247/status/865603858663432193

http://247sports.com/player/brendon-harris-93612

Baylor 4-star
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: DLUXHOG on May 19, 2017, 01:47:24 pm
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 20h20 hours ago

Rocky Top's 2016 class features the nation's #1 athlete and #1 JC DE: http://bit.ly/1SL8C9k 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaYz4RlUYAANCIC.jpg)

They're probably doing some illegal things.........
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on May 21, 2017, 07:58:49 pm
They're probably doing some illegal things.........
LOL
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: PorkRinds on May 22, 2017, 11:52:47 am
Most of this is unlikely to matter until they get a better coach.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2017, 06:31:37 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/866465581280763904
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on May 22, 2017, 10:44:14 pm
Most of this is unlikely to matter until they get a better coach.
Blah Blah Blah, Blah Blah, Blah Blah Blah.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 25, 2017, 08:41:18 am
Tennessee picked up a legacy commitment from Farragut 3-star 6-6 211 TE Jacob Warren (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-recruiting-vols-land-commitment-state-te-jacob-warren)

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Warren becomes the 11th commitment of the Vols’ 2018 class, which rated as No. 9 in our nation and No. 2 in the SEC
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 01, 2017, 07:29:23 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/870366162139435008
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2017, 07:26:27 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/872934322139004928

Could not wait another day
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2017, 07:59:16 pm
ICYMI: '20 Ocala Vanguard WR Leonard Manuel gave a verbal to UT.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2017, 01:05:16 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/874676158008356865
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2017, 01:07:17 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/874634416571723776
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2017, 01:12:54 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/874424424694468608
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2017, 07:29:17 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/876230533797347328
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2017, 06:50:25 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/876977625629151232
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2017, 06:37:04 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/878726190894338048

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4-star running back from Georgia could be a very good piece in the Vols’ offense down the line. Dixon rates as the No. 6 all-purpose back in the class and the No. 307 prospect in the country.

Dixon becomes Tennessee’s first commitment since Orange Carpet Day.

Tennessee could add another running back in the class with Anthony Grant Jr.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 26, 2017, 01:02:00 pm
https://twitter.com/TennesseeBeat/status/876825861080612864
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: DLUXHOG on June 26, 2017, 01:19:20 pm
Most of this is unlikely to matter until they get a better coach.

well, for once you are absolutely correct, but I'd also add, "and until they get a better fan base"........
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 26, 2017, 01:19:21 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/879091592375787520
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 26, 2017, 01:39:21 pm
https://twitter.com/JesseReSimonton/status/879120670126465025

https://twitter.com/JesseReSimonton/status/879125399376211968
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: DLUXHOG on June 26, 2017, 04:15:37 pm
https://twitter.com/JesseReSimonton/status/879120670126465025

https://twitter.com/JesseReSimonton/status/879125399376211968


Giving a gang symbol......  go figure...
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 06, 2017, 08:39:39 am
 Bruce Feldman‏Verified account @BruceFeldmanCFB Jul 3

Greg Emerson, the nation's No. 5 DT recruit, just announced he's committing to #Tennessee staying in state.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 10, 2017, 10:38:41 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/884435689676443648
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2017, 06:52:39 am
https://twitter.com/JesseReSimonton/status/891665238411669505
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2017, 09:16:45 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/892922295760674817
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2017, 09:50:59 pm
https://twitter.com/JesseReSimonton/status/892742895513554944
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2017, 05:34:14 am
 Ryan Callahan‏Verified account @RyanCallahan247 7h7 hours ago

Five-star OL, longtime #Tennessee #Vols commit @_mayc2 names finalists, sets visit plans
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 12, 2017, 02:14:36 pm
4-star Georgia target Alontae Taylor de-commits from Tennessee  (https://www.dawgnation.com/football/recruiting/breaking-4-star-uga-target-alontae-taylor-de-commits-tennessee)

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Butch Jones is out at Tennessee and now one of the program’s top recruits has backed off his commitment to the program. Alontae Taylor told DawgNation on Sunday afternoon that he is no longer a part of that class.

“I am no longer committed to Tennessee,” Taylor said.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 12, 2017, 02:15:35 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell
2h2 hours ago

CB Tanner Ingle decommits from Tennessee following Butch Jones’ firing
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 12, 2017, 02:18:26 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell
3h3 hours ago

Tennessee losses commitment from WR Shocky Jacques-Louis following Butch Jones’ firing
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 19, 2017, 07:57:57 am
 SEC Country Vols‏Verified account @SECCountryVols
Nov 17

QB commit Adrian Martinez: ‘If it goes the way I want it, I’ll be at Tennessee’ http://sec.news/2mzSeRZ   #VFL
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 22, 2017, 11:19:19 pm
 SEC Country Vols‏Verified account @SECCountryVols
8h8 hours ago

Tennessee football recruiting mailbag: Keeping Georgia commits, Cade Mays and coaching search http://sec.news/2mTIXEF   #VFL
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPQ-fIgUEAAKqaV.jpg)

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Holding on to defensive backs Trey Dean and Jaycee Horn is paramount for the new coach.

It is a positive that neither have de-committed and a really good sign for the Vols. Tennessee athletic director John Currie has talked with both. Currie has done a good job  calming the nerves of the recruiting class from what I can gather.

Being able to hold on to either recruit will come down to who is hired. If Dean and Horn believe it is a good hire who can bring the Vols to the top of the SEC, then I believe they will stay.

Horn has better offers...

I detailed where Tennessee stands with de-commit Cade Mays ...

Mays and Tennessee aren’t done by any means. He seems to really like Clemson, and Georgia made a great pitch to him. He’s from Tennessee and was a commit for over two years. He knows many of the players and has too many connections to Knoxville to count.

All this is to say, if the Vols nail the coaching hire, then I believe Tennessee is right back in the middle of the hunt for Mays.

There won’t be much time for convincing, though.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2017, 06:49:30 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell
4h4 hours ago

Tennessee loses commitment from 4-star CB Jaycee Horn
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 14, 2017, 10:11:10 pm
 Jesse Simonton‏ @JesseReSimonton
Dec 13

And on Wednesday, Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt...
* Received a commitment from 4-star wideout Alontae Taylor
* Visited several prospects, including 5-star Cade Mays, with Fulmer
* Poached LSU's G.M. and recruiting guru Austin Thomas
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 19, 2017, 04:16:03 pm
Tennessee re-entered the top 40 of the 247Sports team recruiting rankings for the 2018 class on Monday afternoon following the commitment of three-star defensive lineman Kingston Harris.

Ranked the No. 1,267 overall player and No. 90 defensive tackle in the 247Sports Composite, Harris chose the Vols less than a day after returning from an official visit to Tennessee over the weekend.

Landing the 6-foot-4, 272-pounder helped the Vols climb nine spots to No. 39 nationally... (https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-Vols-football-makes-big-jump-in-team-recruiting-rankings-after-Kingston-Harris-commit-112427078)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 20, 2017, 08:26:04 pm
 Jesse Simonton‏ @JesseReSimonton
7m7 minutes ago

Pruitt be closing ... Banks, Shrout, Wood-Anderson and Allen all on Rocky Top for the first time this weekend and all four signed with Tennessee today.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 28, 2017, 06:33:57 am
Tennessee announces signing of JUCO OL Jahmir Johnson (https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-receives-commitment-juco-ol-jahmir-johnson)

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Arizona Western product will provide immediate depth on the line. Tennessee had to play a walk-on offensive lineman this season because of injuries and attrition.

Johnson, who went to high school in Philadelphia, rates as a 3-star prospect and is ranked the No. 4 offensive tackle in junior college...

Vols have signed 17 prospects in the class. The goal is to get in the 23-25 range by February.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2018, 07:09:02 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

Georgia linebacker JJ Peterson picks Vols over Bama, Georgia
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/949713695218704384/SPSbBhXo?format=jpg&name=386x202) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/949777060267986944)

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Four-star outside linebacker JJ Peterson of Colquitt County in Moultrie, Ga., picked Tennessee over Alabama and Georgia in a live announcement during the U.S. Army All-American Game on Saturday.

The 6-foot-1.5, 210-pound Peterson is the No. 2 rated outside linebacker in the nation, according to the 247 composite rankings. He also is the No. 8 player in Georgia and the No. 44 player in the nation.

Peterson played for former Hoover coach Rush Propst at Colquitt County.

Peterson is the highest rated 2018 commitment for new Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt, who is still coaching Alabama's defense through Monday's CFP championship game.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on January 07, 2018, 06:21:14 pm
Very big get for Pruitt. I've been very surprised at how well he's done thus far recruiting for UT while coaching at the dump school.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: King Kong on January 07, 2018, 06:51:28 pm
Very big get for Pruitt. I've been very surprised at how well he's done thus far recruiting for UT while coaching at the dump school.

He is after a lot of Juco also. Guy wants to win soon
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2018, 05:40:27 pm
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

In-state, 3-star LB Matthew Flint flips from Tennessee to North Carolina
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/952938134106382336/mMoW0eO1?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/952950095296724993)

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Madison County senior, three-star linebacker Matthew Flint has decommitted from Tennessee, pledged to North Carolina and will enroll for the spring semester, Tigers coach Scott Sharp confirmed this morning.

The 6-foot, 215-pound Flint, who committed to Tennessee in August, visited Chapel Hill over the weekend. He tweeted that his decision was due in part to the Volunteers' head coaching change. Jeremy Pruitt replaced Butch Jones in early December.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2018, 06:19:47 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Tennessee receives position of need commitment from CB Brandon Davis
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/958087652699508737/k0QddeCa?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/958087650795192321)

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Davis rates as a 3-star prospect and ranks as the No. 72 prospect in Louisiana.

Davis is the 19th commitment in the Class of 2018 for the Vols with National Signing Day rapidly approaching on Feb. 7.

Tennessee lost four cornerbacks from last season’s roster.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 07, 2018, 10:48:32 am
John Mincey and Joseph Norwood are Vols’ 15th and 16th signees.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 07, 2018, 08:33:22 pm
https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-lands-commitment-4-star-juco-dt-emmit-gooden
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2018, 05:52:55 am

Wes Rucker
‏Verified account @wesrucker247
11h11 hours ago

#New Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt: Give this staff a full year, and when you look at the rankings next year on National Signing Day, we’re gonna be right at the top.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: DLUXHOG on February 08, 2018, 07:47:31 am
I’d much rather be in the college football playoffs than have the top ranked recruiting class...... which is why Tennessee probably will never do that again....
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on February 18, 2018, 08:11:12 pm
I’d much rather be in the college football playoffs than have the top ranked recruiting class...... which is why Tennessee probably will never do that again....
I'm sure you're right... I mean just look at history...
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 20, 2018, 06:33:19 am
 Hudson Henry‏ @hudsonhenry84

I’m excited to announce that I have been offered by the University of Tennessee! #GoVols
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWa7xggU0AEVhyU.jpg) (https://twitter.com/hudsonhenry84/status/965665637170405376)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2018, 08:42:32 am
Kristian Story will join Jeremy Pruitt in Knoxville, Tenn.

The 2020 athlete from Lanett committed to Tennessee
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/979726780696289280/TQJmkplk?format=jpg&name=800x419) (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/03/lanett_sophomore_athlete_krist.html)

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6-foot-2, 196-pound sophomore is currently ranked fourth among state of Alabama 2020 prospects.

Story is the first Vol commitment in the class of 2020.

Story, a 4-star prospect, could play on either side of the ball in college, likely at either wide receiver or defensive back.

As a sophomore, he threw for 3,286 yards and 35 touchdowns for the Panthers and ran for 765 yards and seven scores. He replaced his brother Tre, who is now at Richmond, at the quarterback position. His father, Clifford Story, is Lanett's head coach.

Kristian picked up his Tennessee offer in January. His other offers included Alabama, Georgia, Louisville, Mississippi State and Jacksonville State.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 04, 2018, 04:21:21 pm

Michael Carvell
‏ @Michael_Carvell

Tennessee picks up commitment from massive Alabama defensive tackle LeDarrius Cox
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/981633964325720065/fNN33k9g?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/981634058139598849)

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6-foot-4, 310-pound Cox fits perfectly into what Tennessee wants to do on the defensive side of the football. Coach Jeremy Pruitt is switching a 3-4 defense which requires a run-stopping defensive tackle.

The Mobile, Ala., native certainly has the size to lock down the middle of the defensive line. Finding a prospect with this sort of build was a point of emphasis for this staff.

Cox held offers Georgia, Nebraska and Ole Miss. His Georiga [sic] offer is pinned on his Twitter account...
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2018, 08:17:11 am

Michael Carvell
‏ @Michael_Carvell

Tennessee adds JUCO DL Darel Middleton
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/981879387644710913/iGBdx23I?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/981879724719902720)

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Middleton is an intriguing addition to the team. Taking a year and a half off from school might make cause some issues both on the field and classroom. EMCC, the same school featured in the first two seasons of Last Chance U on Netflix...
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: DLUXHOG on April 07, 2018, 06:33:45 am
Amongst other things happening at Tenner...

Todd Starnes: University’s ‘Sex Week’ sounds like a porn film title -- But unbelievably, it’s real

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/04/05/todd-starnes-university-s-sex-week-sounds-like-porn-film-title-but-unbelievably-it-s-real.html

Explore the Fox News apps that are right for you at http://www.foxnews.com/apps-products/index.html. (http://Todd Starnes: University’s ‘Sex Week’ sounds like a porn film title -- But unbelievably, it’s real

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Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2018, 08:43:03 am

Michael Carvell
‏ @Michael_Carvell

Commitment 101: Tennessee gets extremely athletic playmaker in WR Antonio Barber
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/989916471760474113/gl9mCXnH?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/990199914557857793)

Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 02, 2018, 06:03:37 pm
SEC Country Vols
‏Verified account @SECCountryVols
57m57 minutes ago

Wanya Morris gives Tennessee big boost on recruiting trail heading into summer https://sec.news/2KuGMPu   #VFL
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcOVlkMWAAAHYYF.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 12, 2018, 01:43:59 pm
https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-recruiting-commitment-sean-brown

TE commits despite public image issues with Pruitt
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 16, 2018, 09:47:17 pm
https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-recruiting-ramel-keyton-commitment-auburn
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 21, 2018, 06:05:21 pm
https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-recruiting-linebacker-lakia-henry-commitment-junior-college
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 02, 2018, 09:02:02 am
Wes Rucker
‏Verified account @wesrucker247

#Vols with a big late addition to their 2018 recruiting class: Four-star WR Bryce Thompson: http://bit.ly/2skOVyE  via @RyanCallahan247
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeejC64V0AAxXdj.jpg)

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Bryce Thompson committed to South Carolina in December but didn't sign with the Gamecocks on National Signing Day in February.

The four-star athlete from Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, S.C., confirmed to GoVols247 on Wednesday that he was on his way to Tennessee to join the Vols as a late addition to their 2018 recruiting class after visiting them twice over the past few months.

With the addition of Thompson, Tennessee moved up one spot to No. 19 in the final 247Sports Composite team rankings for the 2018 class, jumping ahead of South Carolina.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2018, 05:48:40 pm
4-star '19 Havelock safety Anthony Harris gave a verbal to the Vols
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 10, 2018, 05:19:33 pm
https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/tennessee-receives-commitment-from-athlete-aaron-beasley
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2018, 08:04:56 am
https://articles.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/06/could_tennessee_flip_alabama_q.amp

Taulia
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2018, 06:07:41 am
'20 Greeneville long snapper Will Albright gave a verbal to Vols
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 24, 2018, 06:43:12 pm
Vols get a verbal from 3-Star DE Jalil Clemons
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 27, 2018, 06:13:12 pm
'19 Ocala 3-star Pro-Style QB Brian Maurer gave a verbal to the Vols
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2018, 08:42:46 pm
https://247sports.com/player/chris-akporoghene-46039465

‘19 IMG OT
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 16, 2018, 08:11:47 pm
 ‘19 DT from Nashville

https://247sports.com/player/elijah-simmons-46051817

Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 25, 2018, 09:41:08 pm
‘19 Bainbridge DE Roman Harrison gives a verbal to the Vols.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2018, 07:29:39 am
'19 .88 North Gwinnett CB Warren Burrell gave a verbal to the Vols.

Jesse Simonton@JesseReSimonton

"They expressed to me many times that I'm their top guy on the board. I felt like I was important to them with coach (Jeremy) Pruitt being a DB guy.

"I think I look good in orange. I put that jersey on when I was on my official and I liked it." — New Vols CB commit @_WB04
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DjH8MkZUUAEDj9C.jpg) (https://twitter.com/JesseReSimonton/status/1022876487425380352)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 18, 2018, 06:38:16 pm
‘19 .94 GA CB Jaylen McCollough gave a verbal to Vols.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 22, 2018, 08:45:57 pm
“19 Whirehaven 3-Star OG Melvin McBride gave the Vols a verbal.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2018, 04:37:30 pm
'20 Co-Lin JuCo WDE Jordan Davis gave a verbal to the Vols.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2018, 07:32:35 pm
2020 Marietta .97 PS-QB Harrison Bailey gave a verbal to Vols.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2018, 09:57:09 am
'19 .98 Charlotte ATH Quavaris Crouch gave a verbal to Vols.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2018, 09:57:43 am
'19 4-star Memphis All-Purpose Back Eric Gray gave a verbal to Vols.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2019, 05:25:38 pm
Wes Rucker
‏Verified account@wesrucker247
 2h2 hours ago

Signing two five-star offensive tackles in one class is a good way to turn around your football program.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2019, 05:27:19 pm
TideSports.com
‏@TideSports

NEW: 4-star LB Henry To'oto'o picks Tennessee over Alabama.

"I chose Tennessee because it feels like home, even though it's all the way out there."

He's from California.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1093136270895779840/nwE3gC66?format=jpg&name=144x144_2)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on February 06, 2019, 05:28:12 pm
UT picked up 2 top 50 (Wright top 10 and To'oot'o 44) players today. It looks like Pruett is actually recruiting needs instead of volume and stars like the last couple coaches we had.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on February 06, 2019, 05:29:21 pm
TideSports.com
‏@TideSports

NEW: 4-star LB Henry To'oto'o picks Tennessee over Alabama.

"I chose Tennessee because it feels like home, even though it's all the way out there."

He's from California.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1093136270895779840/nwE3gC66?format=jpg&name=144x144_2)
Getting stud Olinemen is always good. Keeping them away from bammer is even sweeter.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 16, 2019, 03:11:49 pm
Tennessee gets a '20 commit on a day Berry gives a verbal:

'20 4-star Baltimore DT Dom Bailey gives a verbal to Vols
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 07, 2019, 07:46:06 am
'20 Marietta Kell 3-star RB Ebony Jackson gave a verbal to Vols.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 14, 2019, 05:33:30 pm
'20 Morrow .8556 ATH Jimmy Calloway gave a verbal to Vols.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 15, 2019, 07:24:35 pm
5-star Jarrett talks up Vols, LS (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/rakim-jarrett-tennessee-lsu-recruiting-5-star-2020-recruiting-cycle)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on April 19, 2019, 11:37:35 am
5-star Jarrett talks up Vols, LS (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/rakim-jarrett-tennessee-lsu-recruiting-5-star-2020-recruiting-cycle)
Would be a great get for sure.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 01, 2019, 01:41:40 pm
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COLUMN: From the remote Alaskan fishing village of his birth to JUCOs to an HBCU to the SEC, #Vols rising star Brian Niedermeyer has a backstory unlike anyone else in college football.

Maybe that’s why he’s @247Sports National Recruiter of the Year: http://bit.ly/2LdqKhz

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5WwCxSXoAAqzWL.jpg)

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Niedermeyer went to high school in Anchorage, which is by far the largest city in Alaska, and one of the few areas of that state where you don’t feel disconnected from the rest of the world. But he grew up in King Salmon, a remote Alaskan fishing village that had a K-through-12 student population of approximately 75.

His playing journey took him to two junior colleges — one of which forced him, as a tight end, to play on the offensive line — and then to Arkansas-Pine Bluff...

Niedermeyer stayed for an extra season at APB to start his coaching career, and he helped the Golden Lions win a conference title. Then he moved to the big-time, albeit for free as a volunteer assistant at Miami in 2013. After one hugely successful season as wide receivers coach at East Texas Baptist University in 2014, he became a defensive graduate assistant at Georgia in 2015 and got introduced to the man who would change his life —
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 13, 2019, 07:23:21 pm
‘20 Hutchinson CC DB Art Green gave a verbal to Vols.

This JuCo has not yet been rated.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on May 20, 2019, 05:21:32 pm
‘20 Hutchinson CC DB Art Green gave a verbal to Vols.

This JuCo has not yet been rated.
He's now rated as top JUCO DB in the nation and 2nd overall JUCO recruit.
But he seems big to be a corner.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 07, 2019, 06:51:12 pm
‘20 3-star Javontez Spraggins, E. St. Louis OG gave a verbal to the Vols.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2019, 07:30:00 am
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/tennessee-lands-verbal-commitment-from-2023-safety-who-has-yet-to-play-a-single-down-of-high-school-football

Thompson ATH Tony Mitchell

https://247sports.com/player/tony-mitchell-46080231

This 2023 star athlete has not yet been rated.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2019, 07:28:42 pm
‘20 3-star Javontez Spraggins, E. St. Louis OG gave a verbal to the Vols.

https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-Safety-Antonio-Johnson-commits-to-Vols-132686444

4-star is Spraggins’ high school teammate
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2019, 11:02:21 am
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/melvin-mcbride-volunteers-retirement-2019-signee

Whitehaven 300+ lb OL had to retire for medical reasons.

Hopefully he can qualify for a hardship scholarship if he so chooses.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2019, 02:38:50 pm
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/melvin-mcbride-volunteers-retirement-2019-signee

Whitehaven 300+ lb OL had to retire for medical reasons.

Hopefully he can qualify for a hardship scholarship if he so chooses.

Coach Pruitt: (https://t.co/wQiXwoHeud)

McBride will be a VFL. Continue to be a big part of the program.

Medical staff caught issue early on. (McBride enrolled last month).

Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2019, 06:04:37 am
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/tennessee-picks-up-2020-commitment-no-9-from-a-florida-cornerback

Ocoee CB Lovie Jenkins
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2019, 04:16:24 pm
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/cooper-mays-commits-tennessee-2019

Kevin Mays played for Vols
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on June 22, 2019, 05:51:46 pm
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/cooper-mays-commits-tennessee-2019

Kevin Mays played for Vols
Big get.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2019, 05:58:41 pm
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/talented-alabama-wr-jordan-mosley-commits-to-tennessee

Mobile 4-star
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2019, 06:12:16 pm
Big get.

https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-Four-star-Cooper-Mays-gives-Vols-nasty-offensive-lineman-133074740
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 24, 2019, 08:01:32 pm
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/elite-4-star-2020-safety-from-nashville-announces-commitment-to-tennessee

Verbal from Keshawn Lawerence.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 26, 2019, 06:31:11 am
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/tennessee-lands-commitment-from-2021-ath-out-of-chattanooga

Baylor ATH Elijah Howard
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2019, 04:26:28 pm
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/tee-hodge-maryville-volunteers-football-commitment-recruiting

Randall Tenn Cobb’s nephew
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 04, 2019, 04:13:57 pm
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/tennessee-picks-up-commitment-no-3-for-2021-class-a-cb-out-of-alabama

Jay Jones

This 2021 DB is yet to be rated
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2019, 11:36:50 am
‘20 Brownsville 3-star ATH Darion Williamson gave a verbal to Vols
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2019, 11:39:08 am
Kristian Story will join Jeremy Pruitt in Knoxville, Tenn.

The 2020 athlete from Lanett committed to Tennessee
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/979726780696289280/TQJmkplk?format=jpg&name=800x419) (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/03/lanett_sophomore_athlete_krist.html)


Bama verbal
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2019, 01:59:53 pm
Dutch Fork ‘20 3-star Hyatt gives verbal to Vols
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2019, 05:09:37 pm
https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-OL-James-Robinson-commits-to-Vols-felt-at-home-at-UT-134094196
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2019, 06:51:10 pm
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/bj-ojulari-marietta-high-school-commitment-2020
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on August 21, 2019, 06:53:56 pm
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/mordecai-mcdaniel-volunteers-st-johns-college-high-school-commitment
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on September 10, 2019, 08:03:24 pm
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/florida-cornerback-flips-commitment-from-tennessee-to-acc-school

UofL bound
Title: Whitehaven trio commit to Jeremy Pruitt's program
Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2019, 01:17:19 pm


(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1187000109197737984/HZ3L_OlP?format=jpg&name=600x314)Vols reached into the Memphis area late Tuesday night to beat several SEC programs for a trio of Whitehaven prospects that all project to play defense at the next level (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/whitehaven-trio-recruiting-volunteers-bryson-eason-martavius-french-tamarion-mcdonald)

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First came four-star linebacker Bryson Eason, the No. 17 inside linebacker prospect in the nation according to 247Sports Composite Rankings, then four-star linebacker Martavius French, the No. 15 inside linebacker prospect in the nation according to 247Sports Composite Rankings, then finally, three-star Tamarion McDonald, the No. 34 outside linebacker prospect in [our] nation...

McDonald had been committed to Mississippi State until Tuesday evening.

Following the trio of commitments, Tennessee is up to 17 total commitments for the 2020 recruiting cycle —
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 05, 2019, 12:09:05 pm
SEC Football News@SECfootball
 6m6 minutes ago

Tennessee picks up commitment from massive Texas offensive lineman Kyree Miller
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1191776967768494080/ZihHiDew?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/tennessee-picks-up-commitment-from-massive-texas-offensive-lineman-kyree-miller)

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Despite a rough start to the 2019 season, it seems that Jeremy Pruitt has the Tennessee football program heading in the right direction again. The Volunteers have won three out of their last four games and have a chance at qualifying for a bowl game.

Even more important, the Big Orange has been hot on the recruiting trail. That continued on Tuesday when Kyree Miller, an offensive guard from Mesquite
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 08, 2019, 08:58:03 pm
Vols get a verbal from a 3-star Mobile WDE Jimari Butler

Butler is the 18th hard commit in the Class o' '20 for Tennessee
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on November 10, 2019, 06:21:02 pm
Tennessee landed its fourth commitment for the class of 2021 Sunday night.

Three-star athlete Nate Evans (Virginia Beach, Va.) committed to the Vols over offers from several programs, including FSU... (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/tennessee-reaches-into-virginia-for-its-latest-football-commitment)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2019, 02:16:56 pm
Elite Memphis lineman Omari Thomas commits to Tennessee: http://bit.ly/2PvbyuS

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELW_sKgWoAA_osy.jpg)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2019, 07:10:01 pm
4-star defensive back Art Green backs off his pledge to Tennessee (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/art-green-hutchinson-community-college-juco-cornerback-decommitment)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2019, 01:11:18 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1204809960489508865/6qYQJSye?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/what-you-need-to-know-about-tennessees-2020-recruiting-class)

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Tennessee will be losing key leaders and playmakers in seniors like wide receiver and defenseless face stomper Jauan Jennings and linebacker Daniel Bituli.

Rankings
National rank: 19
SEC rank: 8
5-stars: 0
4-stars: 9
3-stars: 8
Best player: 4-star safety Keshawn Lawrence
He has been committed to Tennessee since June, turning down offers from LSU, Alabama and Oklahoma...
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2019, 01:26:27 pm
Jabari Small  (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/jabari-small-briarcrest-christian-running-back)

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Former Ole Miss commit Jabari Small just announced his commitment to the Volunteers.

Small decommitted from Ole Miss on Dec. 2 following the school’s decision to fire Matt Luke.

The standout running back and returner from Briarcrest Christian in Memphis is a teammate of defensive lineman Omari Thomas, who just announced his own commitment to Tennessee on Monday. With these Briarcrest Christian teammates now committed to Tennessee’s 2020 recruiting class, the Vols have 18 total prospects committed to the class.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2019, 02:16:50 pm
SEC Football News@SECfootball
 2m2 minutes ago

Rocky Top flip? Georgia defensive back decommits from Arizona State leading up to Tennessee visit

(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1204637522032115712/VxG_bp-i?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://t.co/9RkpMIHpTY)

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Jeremy Pruitt and company appear close to pulling off another victory on the recruiting trail as one of the program’s latest targets has updated his recruitment leading up to the Early Signing Period.

If you don’t know the name Doneiko Slaughter, you should learn it as the Georgia native is set to officially visit Tennessee this weekend. If you were unaware, this is the final weekend for recruits to visit before the Early Signing Period arrives on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 14, 2019, 01:47:00 pm
Day after losing 4-star 2020 DB, Tennessee lands commitment from different 2020 DB (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/day-after-losing-4-star-2020-db-tennessee-lands-commitment-from-different-2020-db)

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On Friday, 4-star 2020 DB Mordecai McDaniel flipped from Tennessee to Florida.

It didn’t take long for the Vols to replace McDaniel in their recruiting class, though, as they landed a safety out of the Georgia area.

3-star DB Doneiko Slaughter, a former Arizona State commit, announced he was committing to the Tennessee program:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELxII2CWwAEJvgJ?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2019, 09:24:26 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1206575978278817792/NO3dWl8S?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/whitehaven-trio-highlight-tennessees-recruiting-push-in-memphis)

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It’s rare for one high school to have 3 football players heading to the same school, in the same recruiting class. Rarer still for that trio to each play the same position. But that’s what will happen later this week when Whitehaven (Tenn.) High School linebackers Bryson Eason (4-star), Martavius French (4-star) and Tamarion McDonald (3-star) each sign with the University of Tennessee. Whitehaven head coach Rodney Saulsberry said he wasn’t surprised to see them choose the same school to further their athletic and academic careers.

“They had about 5-6 different Power 5 schools that were giving them the opportunity to play together,” Saulsberry told SDS. “Schools kept watching them and offers kept coming, so I knew as that opportunity continued to present itself that it would be an option..."
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: kaki on December 16, 2019, 09:56:40 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1206575978278817792/NO3dWl8S?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/whitehaven-trio-highlight-tennessees-recruiting-push-in-memphis)
If what we have heard about the Fayetteville trip is true and the alleged guilty person(s) walked from one scholarship to another with no consequences, one wonders if this served as a wake-up call or the feeling of being teflon-coated?
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2019, 11:27:11 am
Fairfield Preparatory School prospect Regi Perry committed to Tennessee (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/reginald-perry-fairfield-preparatory-school-volunteers-2020-recruiting-class)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2019, 11:29:42 am
Jimmy Holiday was a TCU commit in August, but on the first day of the Early Signing Period, the Tennessee staff flipped him to Knoxville (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/flipping-frogs-tennessee-lands-mississippi-qb-who-was-committed-to-tcu)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2019, 11:41:42 am
4-star prospect, No. 10 inside linebacker in the nation Len'Neth Whitehead commits to Tennessee (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/lenneth-whitehead-athens-academy-volunteers-commitment-2020)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2019, 11:44:43 am
4-star defender Tyler Baron commits to Tennessee (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/tyler-baron-knox-catholic-volunteers-commitment-2020)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2019, 04:22:48 pm
4-star Florida pass rusher Morven Joseph commits to the Volunteers

(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1207409220519227392/Lrodbb4G?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/morven-joseph-lake-gibson-commitment-2020-recruiting-class)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2020, 09:23:32 pm
SEC Football News
@SECfootball
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5-star RB Zach Evans is on Tennessee campus for weekend visit
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1220904131772080128/mICWoSYp?format=jpg&name=medium) (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/5-star-rb-zach-evans-is-on-tennessee-campus-for-weekend-visit)

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Evans’ trip to Rocky Top comes a week after he visited Ole Miss.

Pruitt’s ace recruiter recently made the trip to Texas to visit Evans. A&M still appears to be involved and “sources have indicated that Georgia now might be back in the running for him.”
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2020, 10:08:24 am
SEC Football News
@SECfootball
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40m
5-star 2020 RB Zach Evans appreciates interest shown by Tennessee fans
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1220904131772080128/mICWoSYp?format=jpg&name=medium) (http://)
Will Evans end hearing Rocky Top on loop?

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Evans, a 5-star 2020 running back, was originally signed to go to Georgia during the Early Signing Period, but then was released from his Letter of Intent.

Now, he’s back on the market and was in Knoxville.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPIrzMuUYAA3TLz?format=jpg&name=small)

Evans took to the Instagram to post his story, acknowledging The Rock
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2020, 12:07:56 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1224679385891913729/zy2XCY1e?format=jpg&name=medium) (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/tennessee-football-key-takeaways-from-the-vols-2020-recruiting-class)

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Tennessee, with 21 recruits, sits 14th nationally and 7th in the SEC for the Class of 2020. Jeremy Pruitt’s Vols aren’t where they need to be in terms of roster talent.

Quarterback of the future secured
This is going to come as quite the hot take, but Tennessee’s quarterback situation is not ideal. I know, I know, this is a bold call on my part, but I’m not scared of the pressure.

Jarrett Guarantano returns for his 5th year in the program. He is what he is. A tough kid who battles but also makes a couple of head-shaking decisions in almost every game. The elite teams all have top level quarterbacks and Guarantano hasn’t proven that he will ascend to that level. Brian Maurer and J.T. Shrout each started games in 2019, but their performances were shaky. It’s possible one this spring as well.

Vols needed help at the most important position, and feel they got it with Marietta, Ga., standout Harrison Bailey.

Secured the borders
High school football in Tennessee isn’t at the Texas or Florida level, but it has improved a great deal over the past decade. The programs they are competing against have taken notice. The 2 areas with the most talent are in Memphis and Nashville, which produce top FBS talent every year.

Wide receiver help
Tennessee must replace 2 of its best players in senior wide receivers Marquez Callaway and Jauan Jennings. Josh Palmer is the top returning receiver with 34 catches last season. Otherwise that room lacks experience. There isn’t another receiver who had more than 4 catches.

Cade Mays comes home
Should the transfer of former Georgia offensive lineman Cade Mays count in the keys to the Class of 2020 since …

Sam Pittman put Mr. Mays finger on ice
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on February 18, 2020, 10:55:05 am
SEC Football News@SECfootball
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Tennessee extends offer to California QB Miller Moss who is coached by former Volunteer Casey Clausen
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1229795229793947655/aNSMsDrP?format=jpg&name=medium) (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/miller-moss-casey-clausen-volunteers-recruiting-top-100-2021)

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Leaving California for Rocky Top worked out very well for former Volunteer quarterback Casey Clausen and now Tennessee is hoping Miller Moss is interested in following his high school coach’s steps.

6-foot-2, 197-pound starting quarterback is garnering national attention as Moss enters his senior season as the nation’s No. 62 overall prospect and the No. 8 pro-style passer in our nation.

Moss shared the news that Tennessee had offered him a scholarship. Moss currently holds scholarship offers from programs ranging from Harvard and Yale in the Ivy League to SEC programs Auburn and LSU to local Los Angeles programs UCLA and USC.

Tennessee does not currently hold a commitment from a quarterback prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle.

Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 08, 2020, 07:51:19 am
Edwin White — who plays safety on defense — announced his decision  (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/tennessee-adds-athlete-from-alabama-to-2021-recruiting-class)

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Vols now have 6 players in their 2021 recruiting class, which currently ranks No. 14 nationally and No. 2 in the SEC

In His Words:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESiFehrXsAMBUpz?format=jpg&name=large) (https://twitter.com/TheEdwinWhite6/status/1236384862065614853)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 26, 2020, 09:17:39 am
Longtime Tennessee commit Jordan Mosley wants to be ‘the guy’ for McGill-Toolen

(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1242878274042200064/96aedyTM?format=jpg&name=medium) (https://www.al.com/highschoolsports/2020/03/longtime-tennessee-commit-jordan-mosley-wants-to-be-the-guy-for-mcgill-toolen.html)

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McGill-Toolen rising senior wide receiver and longtime Tennessee commit Jordan Mosley feels like he’s been a little overlooked

6-foot, 180-pound standout is currently the seventh-ranked 2021 recruit in the state

“I am still committed, but I have a whole year ahead of me,” he said. “I still have my eyes open to any school that wants to talk to me. I will listen to what every school says and take that into consideration.”

Mosley said he hasn’t shut down his recruitment. He received an offer recently from South Carolina and also said he is in communication with Arkansas, Mississippi State and Louisville a lot.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2020, 01:52:30 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1244678294815080455/61L9bB3l?format=jpg&name=medium) (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/jaylen-wright-southern-durham-volunteers-recruiting-2021/)

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North Carolina native Jaylen Wright has announced his commitment to join Jeremy Pruitt.

Miami, Arizona State, FAU and Hugh Freeze’s Liberty program have all extended scholarship offers.

Volunteers now hold eight commitments in the 2021 recruiting cycle.


Class was 15th prior to the Wright verbal
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2020, 03:48:24 pm
SEC Football News
@SECfootball
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3h
Staying home: Tennessee lands commitment from in-state receiver Walker Merrill
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1245034635664359426/3HEx4y20?format=jpg&name=medium) (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/walker-merrill-volunteers-recruiting-commitment)

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Brentwood High School standout Walker Merrill has just announced his commitment to Jeremy Pruitt’s program.

6-foot-1, 176-pound Brentwood native picked the Volunteers over LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Duke and Wake Forest.

Tennessee now holds nine commitments for the 2021 recruiting class and now ranks 13th.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2020, 04:02:03 pm
Ryan Callahan
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BREAKING: In-state WR, longtime #Tennessee target @Walker_Merrill1 has committed to the #Vols.

Merrill goes in-depth with @GoVols247 about his decision: (FREE) https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-In-state-WR-Walker-Merrill-commits-to-Vols-145435607

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Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 10, 2020, 01:55:03 pm
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Tennessee’s impressive 2021 recruiting class improves as Alabama athlete Roc Taylor commits to the Vols
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Alabama native Roc Taylor has announced his commitment to join Jeremy Pruitt’s program.

Vols now hold pledges from 10 prospects in the 2021 recruiting cycle.

6-foot-3, 212-pound Oxford, Ala., native is rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 17 tight end in our nation.

Taylor picked Tennessee over scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, Memphis, Arkansas State and FAU.

Of Tennessee’s 10 commitments in the 2021 recruiting cycle, Taylor ranks as the third highest-rated prospect in the class.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 10, 2020, 02:29:22 pm
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Tennessee’s impressive 2021 recruiting class improves as Alabama athlete Roc Taylor commits to the Vols
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Wes Rucker
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Pruitt and his staff continue taking versatile athletes who could project at a few different positions.

To each their own, but I like that strategy.
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Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 12, 2020, 08:16:58 pm
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Tennessee makes Connecticut ATH’s top 8 list
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Jeffrey Davis Jr. out of West Hartford revealed Sunday that Tennessee is in his top 8.

He’s graded as a cornerback and rated 3-stars, the No. 2 recruit in the state, No. 39 at the position and No. 510 overall nationally in the class of 2021.

Pruitt’s staff extended its offer back on Nov. 11, 2019.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 26, 2020, 02:22:59 pm
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Tennessee beats out Alabama, LSU and Auburn to land commitment from 5-star 2021 DE
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Dylan Brooks, a 6-5, 220-pound defensive end out of Alabama, announced that he was committing to the Vols:

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Brooks is the No. 1 weak-side defensive end in the class of 2021 and the No. 1 overall recruit from the state of Alabama.

The Vols now have 11 players in their 2021 recruiting class, which currently ranks No. 17 in the nation and No. 3 in the SEC
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 26, 2020, 02:29:16 pm
Ryan Callahan
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JUST IN: Five-star edge rusher @_dylanbrooks commits to #Tennessee #Vols (FREE) https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-Vols-Football-Recruiting-Dylan-Brooks-commits-Tennessee-five-star-defensive-end-146517127 via @GrantRamey
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He would be the highest-rated prospect to pick Tennessee since Darnell Wright, the No. 10 overall player in the 2019 class.

Brooks the fifth Alabama prospect in the 2021 Vols class, joining four-star wide receiver Jordan Mosley, three-star athlete Roc Taylor, three-star safety Edwin White and three-star corner back Jay Jones.

He’s the second defensive end in the class, alongside three-star strongside defensive end Darrell Jackson (Havana, Fla.), who committed in February.

Brooks attended junior days at Tennessee on March 7 and January 18. He took an unofficial visit to see the Vols last November.

Handley High football head coach Larry Strain told BamaOnline on Saturday that he thought Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Tennessee were the four teams leading the race for Brooks.

Strain said even though recruiting on campus and on the road has been shut down by the NCAA during the COVID-19 pandemic, the recruitment of Brooks never slowed down.

“One, because the coaches on the recruiting trail, they have time now. They didn’t have to go through spring, they didn’t have their own kids to work with as far as training. They can’t get together and meet together.

“All they’ve got is that phone and that laptop now. It’s been real frequent. I’m sure Dylan has been blown up every day.”
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 27, 2020, 02:10:23 pm
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Florida staffer trolls former Gator commit Kamar Wilcoxson after 4-star defensive back pledges to Tennessee
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6-foot-1, 190-pound Wilcoxson is rated as our nation’s No. 14 safety prospect and the No. 266 overall recruit in the 2021...

Wilcoxson’s decision is especially interesting considering he has been committed to Florida on two separate occasions, with his most recent decommitment coming back on March 26...

John Herron, officially listed as “Assistant Director of Player Personnel” on the Florida Gators staff directory, posted this comment on Twitter:
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Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 27, 2020, 02:58:42 pm
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***New @GoVols247 Podcast***

Four-star Florida DB Kamar Wilcoxson commits to the red-hot #Vols, who are back near the top five in the national recruiting rankings.

https://bit.ly/2Wh9kTx

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Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: SeldomHere on April 27, 2020, 08:07:08 pm
Tenne$$ee recruiting with the big dogs....
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2020, 10:39:34 am
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Tennessee now has top 5 recruiting class following commitment of 4-star receiver Julian Nixon
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Volunteers just picked up another commitment, this time from four-star Georgia receiver Julian Nixon.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Roswell, Ga., native is listed as a four-star prospect, the No. 42 receiver and the No. 238 overall prospect in the nation in the 2021...

Nixon just became the third Tennessee commit in as many days following pledges from five-star defender Dylan Brooks on Sunday and four-star defensive back Kamar Wilcoxson on Monday.

Tennessee now holds commitments from 13 prospects in the 2021 recruiting cycle and moves into the top 5.

Only Florida has recruiting class ranked higher than Tennessee in the SEC.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2020, 11:12:35 am
Ryan Callahan
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BREAKING: Highly ranked WR @JulianNixon11 just announced that he has committed to #Tennessee, giving the #Vols their third highly ranked commitment in less than 48 hours (FREE) https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-Highly-ranked-WR-Julian-Nixon-commits-to-Vols-145964337

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Julian Nixon hasn’t been back to Tennessee’s campus in more than a year.

6-foot-3, 230-pound Nixon said he picked the Vols over Ohio State and Georgia. He gave Tennessee its 13th known commitment for the 2021 class and its third in less than 48 hours.

“It’s Tennessee. It’s a good education — I’m trying to get my degree, of course — and they lost Jauan Jennings, so their size at receiver has gone down, and I feel like I have a good opportunity to go in as a freshman and play.

“It was, like, every day, nonstop texts,” Nixon said. “It was cool. They were relatable. Tee Martin is a legend in Tennessee, so I’ll play for a legend, get coached by a legend.”

He said it also didn’t hurt that his father, Reginald Nixon, and Pruitt “are close” because they played together at Middle Tennessee in 1994.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2020, 02:09:51 pm
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Tennessee’s recruiting momentum continues as Vols land commitment from No. 1 JUCO running back Tiyon Evans
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Hutchinson Community College standout Tiyon Evans announced his pledge to join Jeremy Pruitt’s program on Thursday. Evans is the fourth commitment the Tennessee program has landed since Sunday. Tennessee’s class now contains 14 prospects and ranks as the No. 5 class...

5-foot-9, 225-pound South Carolina native is rated as a three-star prospect, the No. 1 junior college running back and No. 3 overall junior college prospect...
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2020, 02:12:59 pm
Ryan Callahan@RyanCallahan247
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Top junior-college RB @darealballer_15 goes in-depth with @GoVols247 on his decision to commit to #Tennessee and why he picked the #Vols over home-state school South Carolina: (FREE) https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-Top-junior-college-RB-Tiyon-Evans-commits-to-Vols-146643956
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5-foot-10.5, 215-pound Evans gave Tennessee its 14th commitment for the 2021 class and its fourth within the past five days, continuing the Vols’ recent hot streak in recruiting and further addressing a position where they’re preparing to lose three seniors after the 2020 season.

He said he has been impressed by “just the amount of attention” Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt’s staff has been showing him and “the amount of effort they’re putting in to show me that Tennessee is a good place.” Evans said he has been “hearing from them a lot — really, every day” —
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2020, 02:29:32 pm
Patrick Brown@pbrown247
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Full coverage of the #Vols landing 5-star LB Terrence Lewis now at @GoVols247:

"It’s going to be something special in Knoxville.” 🆓➡️ https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-Five-star-LB-Terrence-Lewis-commits-to-Vols-continues-Tennessees-tear-146634946/

Analysis: Tennessee getting 'complete linebacker.' 🔥➡️ https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-Vols-Football-Recruiting-Terrence-Lewis-Analysis-146635299/ (VIP)

Pod 🔊➡️ https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/GoVols247-Podcast-Five-star-Florida-LB-Terrence-Lewis-commits-to-Tennessee-Vols-Football-146643717

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Not sure I’ve *ever* seen Tennessee have a recruiting week like this.

This is just ridiculous.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: SeldomHere on April 30, 2020, 04:47:19 pm
Patrick Brown@pbrown247
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Full coverage of the #Vols landing 5-star LB Terrence Lewis now at @GoVols247:

"It’s going to be something special in Knoxville.” 🆓➡️ https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-Five-star-LB-Terrence-Lewis-commits-to-Vols-continues-Tennessees-tear-146634946/

Analysis: Tennessee getting 'complete linebacker.' 🔥➡️ https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-Vols-Football-Recruiting-Terrence-Lewis-Analysis-146635299/ (VIP)

Pod 🔊➡️ https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/GoVols247-Podcast-Five-star-Florida-LB-Terrence-Lewis-commits-to-Tennessee-Vols-Football-146643717

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Wes Rucker
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Not sure I’ve *ever* seen Tennessee have a recruiting week like this.

This is just ridiculous.

Tenne$$ee recruiting with the big dogs....


I believe that likeness has hit....
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: Piggyback78 on April 30, 2020, 05:32:53 pm

I believe that likeness has hit....


This is how championship teams are built in modern times. Theres a bid on the top players and you see who wants to win the most.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 01, 2020, 09:50:55 am
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Sooners’ comeback win over Tennessee in 2015 (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/oklahoma-sooners-assistant-will-johnson-volunteers-subtweet-recruiting)

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Will Johnson’s a former Sooner defensive back that now works as a defensive graduate assistant under Lincoln Riley... above are two tweets from the Oklahoma staffer

Tennessee is scheduled to travel to Oklahoma on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Official
Georgia Football✔@GeorgiaFootball
Check out all the 💥FIREWORKS💥 from our third consecutive win over Tennessee‼️#GoDawgs #ATD

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Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 01, 2020, 02:27:39 pm
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Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee creating buzz with big recruiting week
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It’s been a massive recruiting week for Jeremy Pruitt and the Vols, who are creating a lot of buzz in the college football world with their work during these past several days.

Five-star Florida linebacker Terrence Lewis became Tennessee’s fifth commit in as many days on Thursday, part of a five-day run during which the Vols stole five-star edge rusher Dylan Brooks out of Alabama and then landed a four-star safety (Kamar Wilcoxson), a four-star wide receiver (Julian Nixon), the nation’s top junior college running back (Tiyon Evans) and now the team’s highest-ranked defensive recruit since Eric Berry in 2007.

“With guys like Julian Nixon and Kamar Wilcoxson, they’ve landed players that they can compete in the SEC with, but with the addition of Dylan Brooks and Terrence Lewis, you’re getting guys that you can not just compete in the SEC but win the SEC with,” 247Sports director of scouting Barton Simmons said. “That’s a tier of recruit that’s typically reserved for Alabama and LSU and Georgia. And I think if Tennessee starts to wade into that pool regularly, then that’s a game-changer. Obviously you need a class with depth and elite top-end talent like that. And that’s a heck of a start for this 2021 cycle.”

Tennessee has finished seventh or worse in the SEC in the 247 Composite recruiting rankings every year since 2015.

That streak will likely be ending in the near future...

Five-star offensive lineman Amarius Mims:

〽️ I 〽️ S
@amarius_mims
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MY GOD TENNESSEE WHAT YALL GOT GOING ON😂 (https://twitter.com/amarius_mims/status/1255945481785573376)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 02, 2020, 07:29:33 pm
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Jeremy Pruitt credits Tennessee players for Vols having SEC’s No. 1 recruiting class
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A big week on the recruiting trail boosted Tennessee’s 2021 class to No. 1 in the SEC and No. 3 nationally.

“No, I don’t think age has anything to do with recruiting,” Pruitt said. “I think having a good plan, working together, doing a nice job in the evaluating process.

“We’ve obviously had some unusual circumstances over the last four to six weeks here, and I feel like we’ve had a good plan with it and our guys have done a nice job building relationships. And we’ve got to continue to do that.

“I believe it goes back to our players and the guys that they help recruit,” the third-year head coach said. “The guys we have on our team right now, they want to be the best that they can possibly be, and they work hard at it. They work hard in the classroom. They work hard on the field, in the weight room, and they do in recruiting.

“They know who they want to play beside, and the better players you have on the team, the better opportunity you have as a team and as an individual. So these guys are bought into that, and they’re working hard to help recruit the best student-athletes to Tennessee.”
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 03, 2020, 07:57:23 pm
Ryan Callahan@RyanCallahan247
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BREAKING: #Tennessee stays hot by landing Top247 RB @_codywbrown, another of the #Vols’ top targets (FREE) https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-Cody-Brown-commits-to-Vols-continues-Tennessees-banner-week-146705581

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6-foot, 227-pound Brown gave the Vols their 17th commitment for the 2021 class, their seventh highly ranked addition in a little more than a week and their second in a little more than an hour. Defensive back De'Shawn Rucker of Tallahassee, Fla., also committed to Tennessee on Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 03, 2020, 08:05:58 pm
Ryan Callahan@RyanCallahan247
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BREAKING: Florida DB @d_rucker22 has committed to #Tennessee, continuing the #Vols’ recent hot streak in recruiting (FREE) https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-DeShawn-Rucker-commits-to-Vols-adds-to-UTs-recent-run-146717930/

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Class of 2021 defensive back from Amos P. Godby High School in Tallahassee, Fla., announced Sunday afternoon that he has committed to Tennessee, choosing the Vols over Clemson and Florida State, along with offers from nearly 20 other schools.

He’s ranked by 247Sports as the No. 22 safety in the 2021 class. Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Ole Miss and South Carolina are among the other schools that have extended offers to him.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: SeldomHere on May 04, 2020, 09:41:57 am
Ryan Callahan@RyanCallahan247
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BREAKING: Florida DB @d_rucker22 has committed to #Tennessee, continuing the #Vols’ recent hot streak in recruiting (FREE) https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-DeShawn-Rucker-commits-to-Vols-adds-to-UTs-recent-run-146717930/

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This smells of Ole Miss.....

Hmmm

I wonder who came back.....
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: Piggyback78 on May 04, 2020, 12:46:09 pm
This smells of Ole Miss.....

Hmmm

I wonder who came back.....



There's a bidding war between certain schools for the best players. This is happening and their doing right in everyone's face lol. People are sheep thinking recruiting is honest at Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Clemson etc etc etc.. i don't know why anyone watches fixed college sports anymore.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: SeldomHere on May 04, 2020, 01:49:40 pm


There's a bidding war between certain schools for the best players. This is happening and their doing right in everyone's face lol. People are sheep thinking recruiting is honest at Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Clemson etc etc etc.. i don't know why anyone watches fixed college sports anymore.

Yep, but who came back...about as dirty as one can get and two-faced. It hurt in a Major way and may have raised a Tide.

What sports do you watch now?
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on May 04, 2020, 06:24:25 pm
Yep, but who came back...about as dirty as one can get and two-faced. It hurt in a Major way and may have raised a Tide.

What sports do you watch now?
A great man, coach and now AD. Coach Fulmer is the man. LOL
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: SeldomHere on May 04, 2020, 07:13:26 pm
A great man, coach and now AD. Coach Fulmer is the man. LOL

He bringing them back.....LOL.

It's all good fun.

Hope you are doing well.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on May 04, 2020, 09:52:12 pm
He bringing them back.....LOL.

It's all good fun.

Hope you are doing well.
Doing well. Just decided to go offline while in quarantine. No internet or news at all for over a month. I have to say, it was hard at first but my mind needed the break.
Hope all my HV friends are well.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2020, 10:56:46 pm
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Tennessee now has nation’s No. 2 recruiting class following commitment of massive North Carolina lineman Colby Smith
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There doesn’t appear to be any stopping the momentum Tennessee has gained on the recruiting trail in recent days as the Volunteers now have the nation’s No. 2-ranked recruiting class following yet another commitment to join Jeremy Pruitt’s program on Rocky Top.

Tennessee just landed its eighth commitment in as many days as North Carolina native Colby Smith announced his commitment to the Vols on Monday. Smith’s pledge pushes Tennessee passed (sic) North Carolina in the recruiting rankings leaving only Ohio State...

6-foot-7, 295-pound Rockingham County High School product is rated as a three-star recruit, the No. 32 offensive tackle in the nation and a top 375 overall prospect in the 2021
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2020, 11:01:07 pm
SEC Football News
@SECfootball
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Tennessee staffer calls out Oklahoma staffer after Vols land another talented commitment
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Oklahoma graduate assistant Will Johnson made waves in the Tennessee community when he seemed to subtweet the Vols about their hot recruiting week.

His message read “Don’t fall for the hype … it’s not real.” The Vols are set to head to Oklahoma for a game this year ...

After the Vols landed yet another talented recruit, Rachel Bell — Tennessee’s assistant director of recruiting — clapped back at Johnson via her own Twitter account:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/tweet_video_thumb/EXM-dy5XgAANrnF?format=jpg&name=medium) (https://twitter.com/RachelAliya/status/125741761775898214)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2020, 11:22:08 pm
Ryan Callahan@RyanCallahan247
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BREAKING: Top247 OT @BiGShoW1212 has committed to #Tennessee, giving the #Vols their eighth commitment in the past nine days.

Smith goes in-depth on his decision with @247Sports and @GoVols247: (FREE) https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-Colby-Smith-commits-to-Vols-extends-UTs-hot-streak-146795929/
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Wes Rucker
@wesrucker247
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Now it might be time for another edition of Other Programs Subtweet Cropdusting Tennessee.

A fun game.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2020, 06:23:23 pm
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Dawg Nation’s Mike Griffith is one of those saying “bah humbug” on Tennessee’s recent success

Paul Finebaum

@finebaum (https://twitter.com/finebaum/status/1257791266328383490)

“[Tennessee] is still signing the same caliber of player as last year, they just got them committed earlier ... Right now, it’s just good momentum and a lot of positive publicity.”

- @MikeGriffith32 isn’t buying the UT recruiting hype.

5:56 PM - May 5, 2020

Vols currently have 18 commitments, with 2 5-star players and 4 4-star athletes. Georgia, meanwhile, has the nation’s No. 17 class, with 7 players.


Responder claims that Griffith "lost all credibility" when he "supported Butch [Jones] and his behavior to the bitter end" when he covered the Vols for GoVolsXtra.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2020, 11:04:54 pm
SEC Football News
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Paul Finebaum praises Jeremy Pruitt’s recruiting at Tennessee: It ‘has been the story of the spring’
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Vols have rocketed up the recruiting rankings and now have the nation’s No. 2 class, behind only Ohio State
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 10, 2020, 09:27:22 am
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/another-one-tennessee-picks-up-commitment-from-4-star-2021-dt-out-of-baltimore
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 10, 2020, 01:29:47 pm
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/unstoppable-tennessee-lands-second-4-star-commitment-of-the-day-a-qb-from-texas

https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-Kaidon-Salter-commits-to-Vols-146887704/
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: SeldomHere on May 10, 2020, 08:11:36 pm
When the AD say$ win no matter the co$t, I gue$$ he can back that up.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on May 15, 2020, 07:34:54 am
When the AD say$ win no matter the co$t, I gue$$ he can back that up.
LOL
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on May 15, 2020, 07:35:42 am
Always cracks me up that people always think other schools break rules but not theirs.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: kaki on May 15, 2020, 08:39:35 am
Always cracks me up that people always think other schools break rules but not theirs.
Always cracks me up when other team's fans get upset on other boards.  Yes, people jump to often erroneous conclusions and react in less than objective ways, but if you are looking for validation on this or other opposing team boards, you are in the wrong place, especially if your team is Tennessee where a good portion of the fan base thinks football was invented there, they have a monopoly on the name "The Hill" and that anybody who runs through a letter at a football game owes homage to their Poweraide T.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 15, 2020, 04:44:24 pm
When the AD say$ win no matter the co$t, I gue$$ he can back that up.

Oop$, typo
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: SeldomHere on May 15, 2020, 04:52:46 pm
Always cracks me up that people always think other schools break rules but not theirs.

Your AD has a history, it is what it is.

However,
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 15, 2020, 05:17:53 pm
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/jeremy-pruitt-volunteer-recruiting-defensive-back-insight-prospect
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 16, 2020, 07:43:02 am
Paul Finebaum✔@finebaum

4:29 PM - May 15, 2020
246 people are talking about this
 (https://twitter.com/finebaum/status/1261393236775624704)

Former Tennessee Vol great Peerless Price tells us he is high on coach Jeremy Pruitt. "I think once this 2021 (recruiting) class becomes juniors, we’ll be in the college football playoffs and competing for national titles."


Price was without peer in 1998. If the NIL rule had been in affect, no price could be put upon the value of his name, image, nor likeness.


Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on May 16, 2020, 09:16:48 am
Always cracks me up when other team's fans get upset on other boards.  Yes, people jump to often erroneous conclusions and react in less than objective ways, but if you are looking for validation on this or other opposing team boards, you are in the wrong place, especially if your team is Tennessee where a good portion of the fan base thinks football was invented there, they have a monopoly on the name "The Hill" and that anybody who runs through a letter at a football game owes homage to their Poweraide T.
LOL really? I've been coming to this ste for a very long time. And while a Vol first I too am a big Hog fan as many others on this site will attest. I've been to more Hog games than a lot of the keyboard fans on this very site.
So don't get your panties in wad Sally.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: kaki on May 18, 2020, 09:12:25 am
Thanks for your loyal support and your concern for my panties (using your terminology). 
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 18, 2020, 11:57:54 am
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Vols add to SEC’s best recruiting class: Tennessee lands commitment from Georgia’s No. 2 tight end prospect Miles Campbell
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22 commitments for the 2021 recruiting cycle after landing a pledge from the No. 2 tight end prospect from Georgia, Miles Campbell, South Paulding High

6-foot-3, 234-pound Campbell is rated as a three-star prospect, the No. 20 tight end and the No. 478 overall recruit in our county for the 2021

Campbell picked Tennessee over scholarship offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami and Wisconsin, among others.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 18, 2020, 12:21:15 pm
Ryan Callahan@RyanCallahan247
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BREAKING: TE @Miles3campbell just announced that he has committed to the #Vols, giving #Tennessee one of its top targets at the position.

Campbell goes in-depth on his decision with @GoVols247
: (FREE) https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-Miles-Campbell-commits-to-Vols-likes-everything-about-UT-147249733/
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Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 20, 2020, 10:34:42 pm
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/tennessee-adds-to-top-recruiting-class-with-commitment-from-big-time-north-carolina-athlete
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: ALLVOL on May 20, 2020, 10:49:41 pm
Thanks for your loyal support and your concern for my panties (using your terminology). 
What can I say. I care.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 21, 2020, 08:23:19 am
Ryan Callahan@RyanCallahan247
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BREAKING: Four-star Class of 2021 athlete @Kaemen_Marley has committed to the #Vols, giving #Tennessee its 13th commitment since April 26 (FREE) https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-football-recruiting-Top247-athlete-Kaemen-Marley-commits-to-Vols-146979614

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After getting a scholarship offer from Tennessee in early February, Kaemen Marley made plans to visit the Vols sometime this spring, and perhaps again in the summer. But he didn't get a chance to travel to Knoxville before the ongoing dead period for recruiting started in mid-March.

That didn't stop him from taking a closer look at Tennessee and ultimately picking the Vols.

Four-star Class of 2021 athlete from Eastern Randolph High School in Ramseur, N.C., announced Wednesday night that he has committed to the Vols, choosing Tennessee over North Carolina and Kentucky, along with offers from more than a dozen other schools.

The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Marley added to Tennessee's recent hot streak in recruiting, giving the Vols their 13th commitment since April 26 and their 23rd commitment overall for the 2021 class.

He's ranked the No. 146 overall prospect and No. 5 athlete in the 2021.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 21, 2020, 09:02:26 am
SEC Football News
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National recruiting analyst offers high praise for Kaemen Marley, Tennessee’s most recent commit

(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1262332640545378304/eHISC14i?format=jpg&name=medium) (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/kaemen-marley-mike-farrell-rivals-national-recruiting-analyst-high-praise-2021-recruiting)

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While Kaemen Marley may not be the highest-rated prospect committed to Jeremy Pruitt’s program, Tennessee may have just landed its best

“Vols just added arguably the best piece of their 2021 class so far in my opinion. Kid can do it all.”

-- Mike Farrell
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 21, 2020, 10:06:37 am
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Tennessee currently has the five highest-ranked recruiters in the SEC

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Tennessee currently has the top five individual recruiters from the SEC.

Based on the site’s rankings, defensive coordinator Derrick Ansley is the SEC’s No. 1 recruiter for the 2021 recruiting cycle, running backs coach Jay Graham is No. 2, receivers coach Tee Martin is No. 3, tight ends coach Joe Osovet is No. 4 and inside linebackers coach Brian Niedermeyer is No.5.

Other SEC assistant coaches that round out the top 10 of the recruiter rankings for the 2021 cycle: No. 6 Kentucky tight end coach Vince Marrow, No. 7 Florida defensive line coach David Turner, No. 8 LSU defensive line coach Bill Johnson, No. 9 LSU receivers coach Mickey Joseph, and South Carolina special teams coordinator Kyle Krantz at No. 10.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2020, 11:02:08 am
SEC Football News
@SECfootball
Vols recruiting machine rages on: Tennessee lands commitment from massive Alabama athlete Trinity Bell
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Albertville High standout just announced his commitment to Jeremy Pruitt’s Tennessee program.

Bell becomes the 24th overall commitment for the Vols in the 2021 recruiting cycle for a class that ranks No. 2 nationally and No. 1 in the SEC.

6-foot-7, 260-pound Bell is rated as a three-star prospect, the No. 37 athlete in the country, the No. 20 prospect from Alabama and the No. 510 overall recruit in the 2021

Bell plays both sides of the ball for Albertville, rushing the passer at defensive end/outside linebacker on defense and catching passest (sic) at tight end/receiver

Trinity 🅱️
@OfficialTrinnn
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Committed 🤍 #Ttime 🌟 (https://twitter.com/OfficialTrinnn/status/1263854117715353601)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2020, 11:03:15 am
Wes Rucker
@wesrucker247
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***New @GoVols247 Podcast***

Jumbo Alabama athlete Trinity Bell gives #Vols yet another commitment to the nation’s No. 2 class.

https://bit.ly/2XkhuLl
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Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2020, 11:10:26 am
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Meet Gus Duggerton, the new (fictitious) Tennessee coach who is all the rage on college football Twitter
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Joe Burrow taught him how to play defense and how to read coverages with a can’t-miss play call. Patrick Mahomes was on board for his 1 season at Texas Tech and publicly lobbied for him to stay in Lubbock for another year. Brett McMurphy cited sources and broke the news of his coaching search. The Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowl celebrated his postseason victories. USC tweeted support for him during his time as the Trojans’ offensive coordinator and Baylor trolled him after he predicted a blowout and lost. Texas Tech thanked him for rebuilding the program and Tennessee hyped his arrival. Lane Kiffin gave him advice and Jeremy Pruitt welcomed him with open arms.

The “him” is Gus Duggerton, AKA Coach Duggs, and he’s the Vols’ new coach. Well, sort of...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYbVcs7XQAgIQS0?format=jpg&name=medium)

Really happy to see @CoachDuggs leave Lubbock. Dude was becoming a problem for A&M and the rest of the state. (https://twitter.com/billyliucci/status/1262940655006908423)
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 04, 2020, 04:57:32 pm
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Tennessee commit Nate Evans flips his pledge to NC State
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A spot has just opened up on Tennessee’s bloated recruiting class as Virginia Beach native Nate Evans announced he has flipped his commitment to NC State.

Frank W. Cox High standout announced his decision on Thursday.

6-foot-1, 175-pound three-star defensive back originally committed to Tennessee back in November. Evans is the No. 58 cornerback prospect.

Tennessee now holds commitments from 23 pledges in the 2021.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2020, 02:24:33 pm
https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/hudson-wolfe-hardin-county-high-school-recruiting-2021-cycle
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 06, 2020, 10:02:46 am
GoVols247@GoVols247
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#Vols assistant coach Jay Graham has received a show-cause penalty from the NCAA barring him from off-campus recruiting for the rest of 2020 for recruiting violations during his time at Texas A&M.

[Squared free Rightwards arrow] https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/texas-am-aggies-football-jimbo-fisher-recruiting-violations-one-year-probation-fine-148761730 via @247Sports

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Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2020, 08:44:26 am
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Tennessee has the nation’s No. 1 senior prospect according to scouting service used by NFL teams
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SEC has eight senior prospects with high draft grades according to National Football Scouting. (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/trey-smith-national-football-scouting-mmqb-devonta-smith)

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MMQB recently got the latest draft grades turned in by the National Football Scouting, and according to the service, Tennessee offensive lineman Trey Smith currently ranks as the nation’s No. 1 senior prospect.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to these rankings from the National Football Scouting, the service does not rank junior prospects in its annual report. Thus, players like Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields are not listed in the latest report.

Nor should they be.
Title: Re: Tennessee Football Recruiting
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2020, 02:42:09 pm
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Tennessee reaches into Florida to land commitment from defensive back Damarius McGhee

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Tennessee just landed commitment No. 24 of the 2021 recruiting cycle.

3:26 PM · Jul 30, 2020· (https://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/tennessee-football/damarius-mcghee-pensacola-catholic-pensacola-commitment-volunteers-recruiting-2021)

Are all of those committable offers?

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Vols just landed a commitment from Florida defensive back Damarius McGhee of Pensacola Catholic.

6-foot-1, 162-pound Pensacola, Fla., native is rated as a three-star prospect, the No. 26 cornerback in the nation and a top 400 overall prospect in the 2021.

McGhee is on the cusp of ranking as a four-star prospect ... Tennessee’s recruiting class ranks among the top 5 recruiting classes in the nation...