Tennessee’s final few days of spring football practice will include some intriguing prospects.
First, there’s 2009 prospect Dexter Moody, who will visit this weekend. UT is evaluating whether to offer Moody a scholarship.
Moody signed with Georgia in February but was given an unconditional release following an incident with one of his teachers at Emanuel County Institute in Twin City, Ga.
“Me and my dad are planning on going up there (to Knoxville),” Moody told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “They talked like they were going to offer me a scholarship. I don’t know. I guess we’ll see. They just want to meet me in person and everything.”
The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder was considered one of the top prospects in the Southeast and one of the top linebacker prospects in the nation when he picked the Bulldogs over Florida and Memphis among other schools.
Moody told AJC.com that he has no hard feelings concerning Georgia. He said he became aware of the Vols through UT linebackers coach Lance Thompson.
“Coach Thompson said they need some linebackers really bad,” Moody said. “I’m definitely very interested in Tennessee. It wouldn’t be bad to go there and be able to play against Georgia every year.
“That would be something, taking out some of my feelings against the team that released me. I think it would be fun.”
Two-Sporter: UT also is expecting a visit from quarterback Mike Rozier, a former Boston Red Sox farmhand who was released earlier this month.
Rozier will visit UT on Thursday and plans to make a decision soon thereafter, according to The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C.
Rozier also is considering South Carolina and would be considered a walk-on. Often times, major league clubs will pay expenses for prospects who decide to return to college. Rozier is eligible to play this fall.
Rozier, 22, signed with North Carolina to play quarterback in 2004 from Henry County High School in Stockbridge, Ga.
Rozier originally committed to play baseball for Clemson. He was then drafted in the 12th round by the Red Sox and subsequently signed.