Two UT prospects need to work on grades; Jose commits to South Florida

Tennessee’s once-overflowing signing class may have found some room.

Defensive tackle Risean Broussard from Lagrange High School in Lake Charles, La., is likely headed to prep school or junior college to improve his academic standing, according to a source with knowledge of his recruitment.

Defensive tackle Pat Harris from Chabot Community College in Hayward, Calif., also has academic work to complete but likely will not sign with UT on National Signing Day in February. However, Harris could sign with UT later, the source said.

Meanwhile, offensive lineman Jose Jose has switched his commitment from UT to South Florida, according to usfnation.com, a Web site that covers the Bulls.

The three are thought of as solid prospects, but not irreplaceable.

Jose had scholarship offers from Florida and West Virginia even though weight has long been a concern for the 6-foot-1 guard from Miami (Fla.) Central High School. Jose is commonly listed at 330 pounds, but is thought to have played at a heavier weight this season.

Broussard had scholarship offers from Alabama and Oklahoma. Harris held scholarship offers from Utah and Utah State.

Scholarships may soon be at a premium for the Vols, who have 20 commitments and only a handful of openings available in their 2010 class. The Vols are expected to sign approximately 28 prospects this year.

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USNVOL writes:

Don't want to come to UT,then we don't want you either.

volzzz1 writes:

wonder if jose switching has anything to do with the recuiting allegations

chad_t31 writes:

No way jose! Oh well, best of luck to you. Good luck with that USF experience.

Vol_FAN_atic writes:

Starting to see the effects of the NYT, NCAA debacle. I'm PO'ed! I dont care what anyone says this was premeditated by someone trying to inhibit our recruiting efforts.

volzcrushm writes:

Big Orange faithful relax.... CLK pulled off some major recruits last year from Dec.1 to signing day and i bet he does it again!! GBO!!

DownTheField writes:

move over 3*'s, make room for bigger and better prospects

onevol writes:

Willis will be next this weekend after his visit to Miami. This is not good.

ltrtiger writes:

Way to go, Hooker. You're on top of the message boards, kid.

Ayres_Hall writes:

Jose Jose comitted to an inferior program in an inferior conference so perhaps he had doubts he could actually find playing time with us. We should not be worried about this news as things will continue to change as we move closer to signing day.

ATLVOL23 writes:

South Florida????

vol94 writes:

in response to volzzz1:

wonder if jose switching has anything to do with the recuiting allegations

Not at all. UT backed off him recently due to his weight issues. This kid is over 340 now as he added over 15 pounds during the season.

Still a great player but UT began to waiver and was honest with the kid. Kiffin and company has
two other players they will offer (may have already offered) and expect to sign one of them, which is Jose's replacement. If neither signs with UT then they may contact Jose in January and he will probably sign with UT.

LibertyVolance writes:

in response to hollowheadvol:

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Hollowhead, why do you have 'vol' on the ending of your username? So all the players and coaches are bolting, huh? Maybe even the students are going to all transfer according to your outlook.

Do you have no other way of entertaining yourself than trolling on Vol forums?

vol94 writes:

in response to onevol:

Willis will be next this weekend after his visit to Miami. This is not good.

Coaches already know that Willis is most likly gone. Now he is concerned about all the media phooey. Lot of negative recruiting by FLorida, Fl. State, Miami, and even S. Florida.

Guess that is the name of the game but.....

But Kiffin and company are not concerned as they have a few prospects leaning our way so....

vol94 writes:

We need to relax as we will lose more of these committments. It happens every year but the media will report it very quickly due ot the negative press Kiffin and UT has received.

Southern Cal just a running back decommit and commit to California so we are not the only one.

My only concern is that the SEC is supposedly investigating another possible recruiting violation.
Apparently there are two SEC schols (Florida and South Carolina) and two ACC schools (Clemson and Fl. State) that turned in UT for the previous alleged violations. They have turned in more allegations as well so time will tell.

bobbytodd writes:

Probably getting tired of hearing all the phooey before he even signs. I know it is starting to get old. Can't help but think Kif brought it on us all. I like his energy and recruiting. Other than a little more urgency at the end of games I love the way he calls games. I just wish he would quit poking everybody in the chest. I thought at first he was trying to help the team get their swagger back but now it to the point of being ridiculous. It doesn't hurt to be humble every once in a while. You can keep from getting pushed around without walking around with a chip on your shoulder all day long. Its a game he won't win because the media will sneak around and find someone willing to say something negative about him and the school. There are several other schools with investigations going on getting less press because their coach has used some common sense.

vol94 writes:

in response to Ayres_Hall:

Jose Jose comitted to an inferior program in an inferior conference so perhaps he had doubts he could actually find playing time with us. We should not be worried about this news as things will continue to change as we move closer to signing day.

Thank you for a educated post. Like I stated a minute ago, the coaches had a heart to heart with him. Florida backed off from him as well.

Greer_Vol_22 writes:

no real issue here. All you panic button pushers should chill with the doom and gloom talk. Think of recruiting as a bass tournament. You can catch fish all day long, but keep only the best ones for the weigh in.

USNVOL writes:

in response to LibertyVolance:

Hollowhead, why do you have 'vol' on the ending of your username? So all the players and coaches are bolting, huh? Maybe even the students are going to all transfer according to your outlook.

Do you have no other way of entertaining yourself than trolling on Vol forums?

Hey TitVoligan,
Look at his/her username...HOLLOWHEAD , that tells you all you need to know about the dumb@ss.

beartn#223846 writes:

I don't think any of these are 4 star rated (though, I don't live and die by recruiting ratings). However, I hate losing Jose Jose, just because he would make my all time Vol name list.

murrayvol writes:

in response to LibertyVolance:

Hollowhead, why do you have 'vol' on the ending of your username? So all the players and coaches are bolting, huh? Maybe even the students are going to all transfer according to your outlook.

Do you have no other way of entertaining yourself than trolling on Vol forums?

When your user name is hollowhead that makes a statement.

Not a Vol....not now, not ever.

vol94 writes:

in response to hollowheadvol:

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Where have you been? It came out today there were two SEC schools (one Florida) and 2 ACC schools (one Clemson) that turned in these supposed secondary violations. You did post one accurate comment, former UT coaches turned in UT, coach Brooks of Clemson. Possibly Fl. State and South Carolina are the two other schools.

Buy the way, guess how many secondary violations Ohio State has thus far this year? The answer is 31!!!!!!! You didn't know that b/c the media does NOT discuss those issues, just UT' b/c of Lane Kiffin.

hokies4ever writes:

don't want FAT players anyway to many twinkies.

99gator writes:

no need to worry about this one.

i think this was one of gran's guys, but he isn't following gran to fsu.

that's all you need to know.

lomas98 writes:

in response to volzzz1:

wonder if jose switching has anything to do with the recuiting allegations

If he was scared about recruiting violations, he should be scared of Jim Leavitt at USF. There is a report floating around that he hit one of his players in the face at halftime of the Louisville game. Leavitt is a buffoon.

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to Witch_Doctor:

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Thanks, WD!!! I feel better..You the man, dude!!!!

jtylerblue writes:

C'mon... I made a 20 on the ACT... And I'm only 13!

NorthwestVol writes:

To Heck with em'. I'm about up to my ears with this stuff. CK and company will end up with a top 10 class. That's good enough if they coach 'em up and keep some disipline in the program, which I think they will.

Hunker down and circle the wagons. Time to play some Tennessee football starting with VT. They are a darn fine team, but this is the wrong time to catch a pissed off bunch of Vols.

rockytopvol writes:

Just had to check back in.I see my prayers weren't answered yet.Shallowhead still is a cinic.Oh well

VolMark writes:

in response to hollowheadvol:

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Story is total BS. CLK was not hired until Dec. He started recruiting NR shortly thereafter. I am sure the Pahokee season was over before Kiffin even knew who NR was. Player that said some girls from UT came to see NR play is an absolute LIAR. Season was OVER.

516milesfromUT writes:

in response to hollowheadvol:

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your butt is stinky

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to Witch_Doctor:

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Hey WD....Where do u think we will end up on recruiting rankings?? I have heard at least top ten, maybe top 5..What do you think???

NorthwestVol writes:

in response to 99gator:

no need to worry about this one.

i think this was one of gran's guys, but he isn't following gran to fsu.

that's all you need to know.

It's a sad day when we need to look to a Gator fan for wisdom.

But thanks.

NorthwestVol writes:

in response to orangeluvr:

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Not sure I would have worded it the same way, but I agree with the message.

rockytopvol writes:

Two players are grade issues one is over weight.No issues here.LSU lost a star reciever this week to TEXAS.I guess it's because somethings wrong at LSU or that kids just change their minds, I believe the later even in this case.

tennezz writes:

I am not worried about Jose, But I would hate to lose Willis...We need to hang on to him and get Irving back!

vol94 writes:

in response to hollowheadvol:

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NO link to post but Knoxville's Jimmy Hyams (spelling) who is NOT a UT fan reported on 104.5 zone in nashville this morning.
This has also been on other threads on volnation so feel free to read.

Also chris Lowe reported as well.
Both are on the zone in nashville during the AM hours on Monday

TinCup writes:

Jose is 6'1" and over 330 pounds? He must have eaten his fellow line man. Too much width and not enough height.

A good d-lineman would just hurdle his fat @ss.

Cldvols1 writes:

Oh well is exactly right! CLK and staff will replace them with top notch talent anyway so no worries:) Go Vols!!!

dvols writes:

hey coach......please finish that fence you are working on.....nothing but trouble in south fla...quit wasting time down there! PLENTY of talent north of fla...!

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

I am going to stay positive on this situation. I think there are so many prospects out there on the UT list that it will not hurt the recruiting if several lesser prospects decommit. I think we can pull in higher rated prospects and be more selective in who we offer, since we are getting closer to the max.

Halls3 writes:

in response to vol94:

NO link to post but Knoxville's Jimmy Hyams (spelling) who is NOT a UT fan reported on 104.5 zone in nashville this morning.
This has also been on other threads on volnation so feel free to read.

Also chris Lowe reported as well.
Both are on the zone in nashville during the AM hours on Monday

That's just hearsay. I today's society any rumor, true or false, can be spread quite easily. I doubt any SEC team had anything to do with it b/c it was never reported to the SEC before the NCAA & the proper protocal for SEC teams is to talk to Slive first & he takes it to the NCAA if it's an issue. As for Chris Lowe no offense to him but he is a Tennessee homer and a horrible SEC Blogger for ESPN. For example in 2 days he only posted 1 blog on the 3 UT idiots. In 3 hours he posted 3 blogs about Dunlap from Florida not to mention all the textbook scandal blogs with Bama. I'm just saying he's very biased against those 2 schools since he's pro UT so I wouldn't consider him to be the most reliable source.

Vols16 writes:
tennman65 writes:

in response to aketron:

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Man

You is hit the nail on the head. How did Kiff have girls at Nu'keese games since he wasn't hired till December?

That bunghole of a principle at "pahookeepooke" is in on this

JohnsonCity_George writes:

in response to LibertyVolance:

Hollowhead, why do you have 'vol' on the ending of your username? So all the players and coaches are bolting, huh? Maybe even the students are going to all transfer according to your outlook.

Do you have no other way of entertaining yourself than trolling on Vol forums?

These guys work for the KNS or MrSEC or some other website where the content is so weak that they have to give it away for free to get anyone to visit.Then, they scratch each others back by linking to each other sites to try and increase hits. In their juvenile little minds, its a game of "my hit count is bigger then yours". But hey, you got to give them credit for trying because this is their livelihood. It's much easier to cut-and-paste from other sites and articles, and follow that with a few inflammatory comments, to keep the tread going, then it is to actually hit the street and craft their own article. So, when you come upon one of those postings, take it with a grain of salt and move on the the next legitimate post. There are plenty of smart posters on this site and you just have to learn to ignore the BS.

paul5170 writes:

in response to VolMark:

Story is total BS. CLK was not hired until Dec. He started recruiting NR shortly thereafter. I am sure the Pahokee season was over before Kiffin even knew who NR was. Player that said some girls from UT came to see NR play is an absolute LIAR. Season was OVER.

Right-on Shallowhead,you making this up as you go.

Slystone writes:

The next several weeks will be interesting. Buckle up and stay tune.

JohnsonCity_George writes:

in response to hollowheadvol:

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Oh, so your saying they are investigating the former regime. That is breaking news. Phil is under investigation. No wonder he was not considered for any of the open jobs.

chaos001 writes:

in response to Witch_Doctor:

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I've always enjoyed your posts WD, but didn't know you were a Dexter fan.

I think I'm in love now. lol.

I smell Emmys for Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow.

JohnsonCity_George writes:

in response to hollowheadvol:

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Sorry Dave, there's no link for you to copy.

globadoc writes:

in response to hollowheadvol:

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Per the Columbus Dispatch: Since 2000, OSU has committed more than 375 secondary violations across all sports.
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/...

In 2007-8, OSU led the BigTen, with 26 total violations, which an administrator seemingly shrugged off, if not encouraged. "I don't view it as a bad thing. If we suddenly had zero violations, I would have to ask myself what the coaches were hiding," said Doug Archie, OSU's associate athletics director for compliance and camps.

http://www.thelantern.com/2.1345/osu-...

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