Stone likes visit to practice

James Stone was hard to miss at Tennessee’s football practice last Friday.

First, the lineman from Maplewood High School in Nashville is 6-foot-5 and 298 pounds. Second, he was the one eyeballing UT offensive coordinator Jim Chaney.

“Most of the time I spent with Coach Chaney,” Stone said, “I really like him. I really like how he runs the offense, how he coaches the offensive line. That’s where it all starts.”

Stone, who is likely one of the top two prospects in the state, said he believes he can be a good fit for UT’s aggressive zone blocking scheme. Stone said he’ll be back on UT’s campus in early June for the Vols’ lineman camp.

Stone will visit Notre Dame this weekend. He took recent visits to Auburn, Alabama and Vanderbilt.

The visit to Knoxville is Stone’s second since Feb. 28.

“I was able to watch one of their practices; I really enjoyed that,” Stone said of his most recent visit. “I learned about the pace. I learned some more about the type of plays that they run.

“It reinforced the things that I have learned about it.”

While Stone speaks glowingly about the Vols, no decision is pending. Stone said he’ll likely make his decision after his senior season.

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jobrando#216494 writes:

Now this is what we need....

Orangebrewbasher writes:

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Secondy Mcdummy

101st_AIRBORNE_VOL (Inactive) writes:

Love it!

RoadTrip writes:

One of several top tier prospects that can help lead the Vols into the end zone for years to come. We need you James!

checkerboards writes:

Build that fence Coach!

Firsty McFirst??? really?

CedarHillVol writes:

Be a Vol Mr. Stone. We need you! Sounds like he is leaning in our direction...but signing day is a long way off.

RoadTrip writes:

Rivals has him with a 3.7 GPA and a 28 on the ACT. Booyah!

AustinTX_Vol writes:

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Idioto segundo

101st_AIRBORNE_VOL (Inactive) writes:

in response to RoadTrip:

Rivals has him with a 3.7 GPA and a 28 on the ACT. Booyah!

Don't tell me that, now I'll think he'll end up at Vandy and I'll go nuts!

UTandETSUfan writes:

in response to 101st_AIRBORNE_VOL:

Don't tell me that, now I'll think he'll end up at Vandy and I'll go nuts!

Nah man, you need more than a 28 to get into Vandy.

RoadTrip writes:

I doubt Pansy Vandy is in the picture. The kid is smart enough to know that since he is an offensive lineman that he will not be on the field long enough each game to impress the pro scouts if he went to play in their high school stadium.

ethanfrome writes:

Go to Tennessee. We are on the way up; I can respectfully say that Notre Dame is on the way down. Be a part of the proud rebuilding of the mighty program!

suPEARLman writes:

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OW!

That's embarrassing....

dvols writes:

i hope we sign 25 offensive and defensive linemen in 10, and 1 qb.

i'm just sayin

UrbanStopCallingMe writes:

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101st_AIRBORNE_VOL (Inactive) writes:

in response to Rich_Rollin_09:

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Ah-ha!! It's the phony, the imposter, the Gator fan who stole the real Rich's profile name! Just as sneaky as lil-Urbie "Oscar the Whiner" Crier! Well, it might hurt UT's chances, but then again if he doesn't have a rap sheet then he sure won't fit in or have any friends down in Gaynesville, either. Kinda like you, you know, no friends to hang out with so you come on here.

Voluvr writes:

Stone knows what he's doing. He will be a Vol blocking for the best running backs in the country.

pabashia#208095 writes:

Good Lord, at lest spell the coach's name right.

C H A N E Y

Guess there are now copy editors online. But hey, he's only been here for four MONTHS now.

cobbwebb writes:

what really cracks me up is that every knucklehead that blast someone for spelling, 9 times out of 10, misspells something themselves!

tractoronthepole writes:

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That made me laugh out loud, we should frame it and put it in our dressing room!

bobbytodd writes:

in response to pabashia#208095:

Good Lord, at lest spell the coach's name right.

C H A N E Y

Guess there are now copy editors online. But hey, he's only been here for four MONTHS now.

lol...lest...and correct spelling just drives you crazy?

UrbanStopCallingMe writes:

in response to tractoronthepole:

That made me laugh out loud, we should frame it and put it in our dressing room!

KNS had other plans for my post. :(

chaos001 writes:

keep building that fence, kiffin!!!

belayvol writes:

We need this kid and another with the last name of Stone. New PR campaign. Picture Coach K standing behind both players, the caption reads, Who has the biggest Stones in the SEC?

DAJUANMAN writes:

get him and get JAMES HURST!

blackngold06 writes:

in response to RoadTrip:

I doubt Pansy Vandy is in the picture. The kid is smart enough to know that since he is an offensive lineman that he will not be on the field long enough each game to impress the pro scouts if he went to play in their high school stadium.

one quick (rhetorical) question for you: how high was chris williams drafted again? as long as you're going up against sec d's every week, you get the opportunity to showcase your wares regardless of where you are.

Sovol writes:

in response to UTandETSUfan:

Nah man, you need more than a 28 to get into Vandy.

Not Peabody.

iowavol writes:

in response to suPEARLman:

OW!

That's embarrassing....

It's not just embarrassing, it's just so stupid. But I gotta say this for him - his has an incredible tolerance for making an complete fool out of himself.

floridavolsfan writes:

Forget about Stone! Gator back-up QB John Brantley looked like "Peyton of 1997" at Sat. spring practice! Maybe Coach Kiffin will comment?

floridavolsfan writes:

This site is a LOPERS dream come true!

givehim6 writes:

WOW, 6ft 5inch, 298lbs O-line man! I'm sure we can find you an orange jersey. UT can use a big O lineman.

rocky_topper writes:

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I'm sure we have at least 9 jerseys over there somewhere!

rocky_topper writes:

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That you Liberace? I had heard reports that you were deceased!

USMCVolFan writes:

in response to belayvol:

We need this kid and another with the last name of Stone. New PR campaign. Picture Coach K standing behind both players, the caption reads, Who has the biggest Stones in the SEC?

Thanks, Belay.....do you know how bad it hurts to shoot coffee out of your nose??

drwfocus#660070 writes:

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Amen Bro, AMEN!

TommyJack writes:

Push for a loper free zone.

Vol_atile writes:

in response to TommyJack:

Push for a loper free zone.

All we have to do is nothing. NEVER EVER EVER reply to their posts! That's all it will take. They are good at what they do. Resist temptation. Ignore them!

belayvol writes:

in response to USMCVolFan:

Thanks, Belay.....do you know how bad it hurts to shoot coffee out of your nose??

Yeah Bro i do. You should meet my wife. She has to wear a nose bib around me for some of the things that roll out of my mouth.

rockytopatl writes:

in response to RoadTrip:

Rivals has him with a 3.7 GPA and a 28 on the ACT. Booyah!

O linemen are almost always the best students and basically the smartest players. Go figure.

ballewville6 writes:

we need to sign stone quickle

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