National Signing Day has come and gone, but the Vols remain in play for another elite prospect in the class of 2009.
Running back Bryce Brown, the nation's top player according to Rivals.com, will visit Tennessee this weekend.
According to the Web site potentialplayers.com, which has been the only source for information on Brown's recruitment, Brown will take one more official visit the weekend of Feb. 28. Brown will decide between LSU, Miami and Southern California for his final visit.
Brown, a native of Wichita, Kan., rushed for more than 1,800 yards each of the last two seasons and combined for 52 touchdowns. The 6-foot, 215-pound running back initially committed to Miami last February, and the Hurricanes remain a possible destination.
Players have until April 1 to sign a national letter of intent, although Brown will announce his decision on March 12, according to potentialplayers.com.
The Vols are also in play for Oklahoma running back David Oku, who is choosing between UT, Auburn and Syracuse. Oku, rated the top multi-purpose back in the nation by Rivals.com, initially committed to Tennessee.
Tennessee is also thought to be in the running for Orson Charles, the No. 9 receiver in the nation according to Rivals.com. Charles visited UT on Jan. 30, but has yet to sign a letter of intent.
UT already signed one prospect after National Signing Day, highly rated defensive back Janzen Jackson out of Louisiana.
Drew Edwards covers University of Tennessee football. He may be reached at 865-342-6274.