Tennessee has gotten four surprise football signings today: Pahokee, Fla.'s Nu'keese Richardson, Paris, Tenn.'s Marsalis Teague, Memphis' Greg King and Atlanta's Darren Myles Jr.
The latest signee is wide receiver Richardson.
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Here is the list of Tennessee signees so far:
Linebacker, 6-0, 230
Chesapeake, Va. (Oscar Smith HS)
Honors: Ranked as the No. 79 overall prospect in the nation... Picked as the No. 1 overall run-stopper in the country by Rivals.com ...No. 6 overall middle linebacker ranking by Scout.com ... Ranked as the No. 147 overall prospect in the nation by ESPNU 150. Ranked as the No. 16 overall linebacker according to the SuperPrep Magazine … Named first-team All-State as a junior and a senior … Led Oscar Smith to Group AAA Division 6 State Championship in 2008 ... Selected to play in Hawaii All-Star Football Classic after his senior season.
Stats: Posted 140 tackles, 22 TFL, 10 sacks and 3 interceptions as a senior ... Registered 126 tackles, 20 TFL, 13 sacks and two interceptions as a junior.
Misc: Oscar Smith defense held opponents to an average of 4.1 points per game in 2008 ... Named a team captain his senior year ... Oscar Smith captured four district titles, two region titles and one state title while compiling a 48-4 record with Askew on the roster.
Defensive Back, 5-10, 170
Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville Academic Campus)
Honors: Rated as the No. 48 cornerback nationally by Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 21 overall prospect in Ohio after the 2008 high school season ... Rated as the No. 21 cornerback in the 2009 class by Scout.com ... Earned No. 36 ranking among cornerbacks by ESPN.
Stats: Accounted for 34 tackles and five interceptions as a senior.
Misc: First football player from his high school to sign with an SEC school ... Coach at Glenville High School: Ted Ginn, Sr., father of Ohio State standout and NFL player Ted Ginn, Jr.
Defensive Back, 5-9, 187
Nashville (Hillsboro HS)
Honors: Named No. 16 overall cornerback in the nation and the No. 159 overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com … Earned the No. 2 spot in the Rivals.com Tennessee Preseason Top 25 ... Ranked as No. 29 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com ... Ranked as the No. 41 overall defensive back by SuperPrep Magazine ... Named SuperPrep All-American ... Member of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Super Southern 100 … Earned Offensive MVPhonors at the BlueCross Bowl after leading Hillsboro to the 4A State Championship.
Stats: Rushed for 510 yards and nine touchdowns while catching 43 passes for 716 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior ... Caught 41 passes for 801 yards as a junior ... Posted 34 tackles and five interceptions as a senior and 77 tackles and six interceptions as a junior.
Wide Receiver, 6-2, 202
Tallahassee, Fla. (Leon HS)
Honors: Ranked as the No. 123 overall prospect and the No. 17 wide receiver in the 2009 class by Rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 73 wide receiver by Scout.com ... Listed as the No. 44 wide receiver nationally by ESPN ... Selected to play in the Hawaii All-Star Football Classic after his senior season ... Ranked No. 46 on Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Prospects list for the state of Florida ... Named to the Florida Postseason Top 100 by the Miami Herald.
Stats: Caught 45 passes for 807 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... Also returned four punts for 111 yards and eight kickoffs for 171 yards.
Defensive Tackle, 6-5, 275
Murfreesboro (Siegel HS)
Honors: Named No. 49 overall defensive tackle in the 2008 class by Scout.com ... No. 60 among defensive tackles according to ESPN … Siegel team captain and team MVP as a senior ... Named All-Region, All-Area and All-County as a junior in 2006.
Stats: Led Siegel in tackles with 106, tackles-for-loss with 25 and sacks with 13 as a senior in 2007.
Misc: Enrolled at Tennessee in January.
Defensive Tackle, 6-4, 285
Sarasota, Fla. (Booker HS)
Honors: Named the No. 55 overall defensive tackle in the 2009 class by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 20 among defensive tackles by Scout.com ... No. 60 among defensive tackles according to ESPN ... Named second-team Class 3A All-State by the FSWA as a junior ... Named a Reebok Florida Phenom by Florida Football Magazine prior to the 2008 season ... Named to the Florida Postseason Top 100 by the Miami Herald.
Stats: Registered 74 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, four forced fumbles and five blocked kicks in his final season of high school play as a junior.
Misc: Did not play his senior season due to an ACL/MCL injury.
6-foot-3, 205 pounds
Melrose High School
Memphis Melrose senior linebacker Greg King was surprise signee Wednesday morning for Tennessee.
King, the nation's No. 30 strongside linebacker prospect according to Scout.com, had also considered Auburn and Texas Tech.
The 6-3, 200-pound King registered 130 tackles and four sacks as a senior, and is one of five finalists for The Commercial Appeal's 2008-09 Pepsi Best of the Preps defensive player of the year award.
Honors: Rated the tenth best prospect in Tennessee by the News Sentinel...King is rated the 31st best inside linebacker by Rivals.
Stats: 130 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior.
Misc.: Picked UT over Auburn and Texas Tech after a favorable visit to Knoxville in January.
Linebacker, 6-2, 228
Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson HS)
Honors: Ranked No. 43 among inside linebackers in the 2009 class by Rivals.com ... Also ranked as the No. 40 overall prospect in Georgia following the 2008 season ... Placed at No. 29 among middle linebackers by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 19 among outside linebackers by ESPN ... Named first-team All-State by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association in 2008 ... Also named to the Georgia 150 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Stats: Posted 119 total tackles, 10 TFL and two sacks as a senior ... Also picked off three passes and returned two for touchdowns ... Notched 102 total tackles, 12 TFL and six sacks as a junior while forcing four fumbles.
Misc: Enrolled at Tennessee in January.
Darren Myles, Jr.
Atlanta - Carver High School
6-foot-1, 175 pounds
Darren Myles Jr., a highly rated safety from Atlanta, will sign with Tennessee, he told ESPNU in an interview Wednesday morning.
Myles chose UT over LSU and Alabama.
Honors: The ninth best safety prospect in the country per Rivals. One of the top 250 prospects in the nation.
Stats: 80 tackles, five for a loss, one interception, 15 pass breakups and two fumble recoveries. On offense, Myles caught 30 passes for 370 yards and five touchdowns.
Misc: Myles father' Darren Myles, Sr. is the head coach at Carver and played college football at Purdue.
Linebacker, 6-0, 205
Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stone Mountain HS)
Honors: Rated the No. 35 inside linebacker prospect in the nation by Rivals.com; Named one of of the top 150 prospects in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Consitution; Named to AJC's All-State team in 2008.
Stats: Finished his career with 383 tackles and 24 sacks; topped 150 tackles as a senior in 2008.
Misc: Four-year starter at Stone Mountain.
Athlete, 5-10, 180
Jersey City, NJ (Saint Peter’s)
Honors: Rated the No. 39 athlete in the 2009 class and the No. 12 overall prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com ... Rated No. 20 among all safeties in the 2009 class by Scout.com ... Rated No. 95 among athletes by ESPN ... Named the No. 9 overall recruit in the Northeast by SuperPrep Magazine
Stats: Rushed for 1,407 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior.
Misc: First committed to UT in June, then committed to Notre Dame, then re-committed to UT in January.
Offensive Line, 6-4, 310
Evensville, Tenn. (Rhea County HS)
Honors: Ranked as the No. 11 center in the 2009 class and the No. 16 prospect in the state of Tennessee by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 38 at offensive guard by Scout.com ... Rated No. 41 among offensive guards by ESPN ... Named a finalist for the Tennessee Mr. Football award ... Played in the Toyota East-West All-Star game ... Named first-team All-State by both the state’s coaches and sportswriters.
Stats: Graded at 98 percent with 48 pancake blocks for the 2008 season.
Misc: Helped team to Region 4 championship and state quarterfinals his senior season ... Qualified for the state tournament as a heavyweight wrestler as a senior ... Scored a 28 on his ACT.
Wide Receiver, 5-9, 150 pounds
Honors: One of the top 100 prospects in the nation according to Rivals. Also one of the top ten receivers in the nation, top five athletes in the nation and second best runner after the catch in the country.
Stats: Completed 53 of 107 passes for 1,042 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions during the regular season; rushed 45 times for 132 yards and three touchdowns; 11 receptions for 157 yards and two scores. Guided Pahokee offense that averaged 348 yards per game. Also had one interception on defense.
Misc.: Richardson never took an official visit other than Florida and UT. He had been committed to Florida since October. Played receiver in 2007 before moving to QB as a senior in 2008.
Wide Receiver, 6-2, 170
Nashville (David Lipscomb HS)
Honors: Rated as the No. 54 wide receiver in the 2009 class and the No. 9 overall prospect in Tennessee by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 56 at his position by Scout.com and No. 31 by ESPN ... Named 2008 Mr. Football back in the 3A classification.
Stats: Caught 14 passes for 369 yards and six touchdowns while rushing 59 times for 671 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior ... Caught 29 passes for 688 yards and eight touchdowns to go with 44 rushes for 465 yards and five touchdowns as a junior.
Misc: Brother of UT senior wide receiver Austin Rogers.
Offensive Line, 6-6, 298
Aiken, S.C. (South Aiken HS)
Honors: Rated the No. 20 offensive tackle in the 2009 class and the No. 11 overall prospect in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 31 at his position by Scout.com and No. 32 by ESPN ... Selected to the Sweet 16 Dream Team by the Augusta Chronicle ... Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl for South Carolina.
Stats: Graded out at 91 percent as a senior and 72 percent as a junior ... Posted 31 tackles in two seasons of limited play on defense.
Defensive End, 6-4, 240
Alcoa (Alcoa HS/Coffeyville CC)
Honors: First-team All-State honoree as a senior in 2006, junior in 2005 and sophomore in 2004 ... Preseason All-America prior to senior season ... Named All-Region and All-County four consecutive years and three-time All-District.
Stats: As a senior, tallied more than 70 tackles with 10 sacks ... As a junior, totaled 70 tackles and eight sacks ... As a sophomore, totaled 132 tackles and 10 sacks ... Tallied 15 tackles and four sacks in the state championship game as a sophomore.
Misc: Enrolled at Tennessee in January ... Contributed to three-straight state championship teams from 2004-2006 … Honored as team captain as a senior ... Two-year letterman in basketball and one-year starter for the Tornadoes ... Originally signed with Tennessee in 2007 but did not qualify ... Did not play in his two seasons at Coffeyville Community College due to injury meaning he’ll have three years of eligibility at UT.
Paris, Tenn. Henry County High School
5-foot-10, 170 pounds
Honors: The News Sentinel's fourth best prospect in the state. The 28th best athlete in the nation according to Rivals.
Stats: Teague ran for 1,639 yards and 16 touchdowns on 151 carries and threw for 1,355 yards and 17 touchdowns with a 60-percent completion percentage while playing quarterback. Defensively, Teague forced two fumbles and intercepted three passes even as teams threw away from the star cornerback.
Misc.: Teague is close friends with former UT commitment Dominique Allen, who signed with LSU. Teague is expected to play defensive back but could also play slot receiver in college.
Running Back, 6-1, 227
Alpharetta, Ga. (Milton HS)
Honors: Ranked No. 51 among running backs nationally and the No. 42 overall prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com ... Rated No. 4 among fullbacks in the 2009 class by Scout.com and No. 36 among running backs by ESPN ... Invited to the Under Armour All-America game following the 2008 season.
Stats: Rushed for 1,945 yards and scored 26 touchdowns as a senior ...Ran for 785 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior while grabbing 22 catches for 240 yards.
Misc: Enrolled at Tennessee in January … Scored seven touchdowns in Milton’s 2008 season-opening win.