UT gaining on Teague

Tennessee and Alabama have made up serious ground in recruiting Marsalis Teague and may have even passed Florida, a source close to his recruitment told the News Sentinel.

Teague committed to Florida in December. UT, however, hasn’t given up on the 5-foot-10, 175-pound safety, who is projected to play cornerback but could also play receiver.

There are a number of reasons the highly touted prospect from Henry County High School in Paris, Tenn., is giving the Vols and Tide a closer look by visiting both schools this month. The first is proximity, the source said.

Knoxville, where Teague visited last weekend, is 300 miles from Paris. Tuscaloosa is 290 miles away. Gainesville is 700 miles away.

Playing closer to home would make it easier for Teague’s family to see him play, a growing concern, the source said.

Teague is also more comfortable with UT’s coaching staff and appreciates the plan the Vols have to get him early playing time.

The News Sentinel ranks Teague, who is declining media requests for interviews, as the fourth best prospect in the state.

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golfballs03 writes:

booyah

gohawks1 writes:

"There's no place like home." - Dorothy Gale

orangecountry21 writes:

florida or bammer

MrBamSeydu writes:

Teague, Greg King, and Marlon Brown...... building the wall around TN!!

I think all 3 will commit to UT before it's all said and done. Why wouldn't they? It's a fresh start, noone is considered a starter. They would be on equal footing as any JR or SR on the roster.

utnut#215669 writes:

Does anyone know the scoop on Cory Hall who committed last year? I heard he was a beast, but went prep or juco route.

Underparvol writes:

Excuse me, but do any of these prospects think about things like this before they commit. Looks like the term committment really means little. I hope he comes, but I'm confused as to why they commit in the first place.

yeavols#228407 writes:

NEWSFLASH- SABAN sends Teague a FAX- It asks that he "NOT visit Tennessee." ESPN's Chris Lowe even reports that the early relationship between Kiffin and Saban is strained. Consider the following:

"Two weeks before National Signing Day, Lance Thompson jumped ship to Tennessee for a big raise, prompting Saban to do two things.

First, Saban hired James Willis away from Auburn in Kiffin-esque fashion to replace Thompson, and then reportedly told a couple of prospects committed to the Crimson Tide that he didn't want them visiting Tennessee.

Possibly, more requests not to visit Tennessee could be made before the Feb 4th signing day. Further updates will be provided as soon as they come in.

StroVol writes:

Seriously, when is the last time UT fans have had this much freaking fun and interest in T ball. Peyton? Nat.Champ?85'Miami? Fulmer was a great guy, but the gosh darnit go for one guy had to go.

1963volfan writes:

come on back dude, and get on the wagon, before it gets to full.Because they are comeing.

VolGraduate writes:

in response to orangecountry21:

florida or bammer

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memphis_vol_fan writes:

Recruiting Battle: Kiffin vs. Meyer, Round 1.

ssukonic#254241 writes:

I'm wondering how many of the players that visited brought their parents this past weekend. Obviously Myles Jr. did. I remember reading that when a kid is serious about a school, he definitely brings his parents. Makes sense......

utmdm writes:

in response to CLEMSONVOL716:

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you're actually mentioning sanction on a secondary violation. get real.

orangecountry21 writes:

Teague will stay with Florida and Brown will go to OSU. Greg King will be all vol.

1963volfan writes:

in response to orangecountry21:

Teague will stay with Florida and Brown will go to OSU. Greg King will be all vol.

you're on glue.

yeavols#228407 writes:

in response to vol1:

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Of course..I am beginning to think the roach is a KNS plant as others have suggested. WHoever heard of a gator hanging around the Vol boards 7 days a week all hours of the day?

TommyJack writes:

in response to CLEMSONVOL716:

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There is NO "sanfu". This is a tempest in a teapot.

InertGas writes:

in response to yeavols#228407:

NEWSFLASH- SABAN sends Teague a FAX- It asks that he "NOT visit Tennessee." ESPN's Chris Lowe even reports that the early relationship between Kiffin and Saban is strained. Consider the following:

"Two weeks before National Signing Day, Lance Thompson jumped ship to Tennessee for a big raise, prompting Saban to do two things.

First, Saban hired James Willis away from Auburn in Kiffin-esque fashion to replace Thompson, and then reportedly told a couple of prospects committed to the Crimson Tide that he didn't want them visiting Tennessee.

Possibly, more requests not to visit Tennessee could be made before the Feb 4th signing day. Further updates will be provided as soon as they come in.

I hope Saban keeps telling recruits to not visit Tennessee. Some recruits don't like to be dictated to by a coach during the recruiting process. It will cost him a player or two somewhere down the line.

memphis_vol_fan writes:

in response to orangecountry21:

Teague will stay with Florida and Brown will go to OSU. Greg King will be all vol.

Gotta love it. Some positive recruiting news and this guy comes in and tries to shoot it down.

GO VOLS!!!!!!!!!!!

yeavols#228407 writes:

Did anybody just hear something? I thought i saw a roach bolt across the screen

utmdm writes:

in response to 1963volfan:

you're on glue.

It's that durn smoke again.

invisiblekid writes:

in response to CLEMSONVOL716:

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What reports??The only thing being reported at this point in time is a "possible secondary violation".

VAvolfanRON writes:

in response to yeavols#228407:

Of course..I am beginning to think the roach is a KNS plant as others have suggested. WHoever heard of a gator hanging around the Vol boards 7 days a week all hours of the day?

dont take the bait!!!.....lol

andy112382#209793 writes:

Another thing for Urban Meyer to pitch a fit about.

yeavols#228407 writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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Quite frankly...who gives a rat's behind about what ticks off urby anyway. You honestly don't think Tennessee is going to tiptoe around the Johnny Come Lately team and coach?

VAvolfanRON writes:

in response to yeavols#228407:

Quite frankly...who gives a rat's behind about what ticks off urby anyway. You honestly don't think Tennessee is going to tiptoe around the Johnny Come Lately team and coach?

Well, you didnt take the first interloper's bait...but you took this one!!!!....lol

Univ of Felons need to keep a tighter grasp on their credit cards!!!!!......

invisiblekid writes:

in response to andy112382#209793:

Another thing for Urban Meyer to pitch a fit about.

Well, it is the off-season, he has to find something to grandstand about.

yeavols#228407 writes:

in response to VAvolfanRON:

Well, you didnt take the first interloper's bait...but you took this one!!!!....lol

Univ of Felons need to keep a tighter grasp on their credit cards!!!!!......

Didn't recognize the interloper...the response was gray area and havn' seen him/her in a while..oops..

yeavols#228407 writes:

Sorry interlopers..we don't click on your links..they are banned

yeavols#228407 writes:

Just hit "suggest removal"

invisiblekid writes:

in response to CLEMSONVOL716:

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I've not seen a thing on Rivals. Did see a thread from a poster Scout where someone is trying to fan the flames.

phi0129 writes:

in response to DCflorida:

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Well maybe your dumb HC should've promoted the guy who has been loyal to his a%^ for years to a better position that he deserves. Sorry "Kid Kiffin" realized that Gonzalez might be taken for granted down in Florida and tried to offer him another opportunity. Maybe Meyer can go suck his thumb in the corner when he gets done crying...

invisiblekid writes:

Breaking news. Looks like Urban Meyer is involved with a recruiting violation as well:

http://www.alligator.org/articles/200...

Hard to believe Saint Urban could do any wrong but here it is in black and white.

NorthwestVol writes:

in response to CLEMSONVOL716:

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It's a non-issue. No sanctions, no nothing. It's over already.

jsm67vol writes:

This short few weeks that the new staff has been on the job has caused more of a stir amongst sec coaches than Fulmer did the last 8 years combined. Some of you interloper fans may think this new staff at UT is nothing to worry about, but apparently the leaders your universities have chosen show otherwise with their actions and words. I'm glad other schools like to keep riding this "unproven" coach because then when UT starts beating them again it will be by this "uproven" coach and his staff. Maybe Kiffin even used some of the interlopers route and baited all the big dog coaches by rattling their cages a bit. Seemingly most took the bait as shown by their incessant whinning about what Lane is doing on the hill!! Apparently, Lane knows how to get people talking about UT again which is one of the first steps to getting the attention of highly rated recruits.

JTinCharlotte writes:

in response to yeavols#228407:

NEWSFLASH- SABAN sends Teague a FAX- It asks that he "NOT visit Tennessee." ESPN's Chris Lowe even reports that the early relationship between Kiffin and Saban is strained. Consider the following:

"Two weeks before National Signing Day, Lance Thompson jumped ship to Tennessee for a big raise, prompting Saban to do two things.

First, Saban hired James Willis away from Auburn in Kiffin-esque fashion to replace Thompson, and then reportedly told a couple of prospects committed to the Crimson Tide that he didn't want them visiting Tennessee.

Possibly, more requests not to visit Tennessee could be made before the Feb 4th signing day. Further updates will be provided as soon as they come in.

notoriousBIGorange writes:

There are no major violations and we know that we are doing something right if Oscar Meyer and Coach Satan are ticked off and trying to keep recruits away. Hey Gatorzz, want some cheese with that whine??

invisiblekid writes:

Looks like there is a history of recruiting violations under Meyer at UF. He even got Tebow involved in the recruitment of CJ Spiller at Clemson which is another no-no.

http://www.fanblogs.com/florida/00649...

invisiblekid writes:

Looks like this violation by Meyer and the Gators in the recruitment of Carl Moore is gaining some legs since it's been reported by two separate sources since this past Friday.

http://www.sptimes.com/2008/01/23/Spo...

GREATVOLSAFIRE writes:

in response to invisiblekid:

Breaking news. Looks like Urban Meyer is involved with a recruiting violation as well:

http://www.alligator.org/articles/200...

Hard to believe Saint Urban could do any wrong but here it is in black and white.

So Urban isn't as lilly white as dc,99,zz would have us think

civilianvol_formerly_marinevol writes:

I've always believed that you can tell more about a man's character by looking at his enemies than by looking at his friends. If Kiffin can count Spurrier and Saban among his enemies, it speaks very well for his character.

smokyredbone writes:

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Who gives a s--t what those clowns would be talking about at their circle jerk!! DC you can be pivot man for them!!! Get lost troll!! GO VOLS!

smokyredbone writes:

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mbradshaw1#655539 writes:

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In my opinion UB would not loose any sleep about pissing any body off at UT. I think he is a very good coach and knows what he is doing but the both are being paid to coach their respective university's. I don't think it's personal it's business,plus they are not used to having their feathers ruffled.

ArealVolFan writes:

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No, honestly I couldn't see there being a sit down between the three of them. Myer and Saban don't strike me as being guys who just call each other up and discuss the new guy in town that has decided to step on a few toes, I doubt the two of them like to get together and discuss much of anything. As for Spurrier, he probably would sit down and talk but with as much success as the two of them have had I doubt they would give him the time of day.

smokyredbone writes:

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sprty3 writes:

Like I mentioned in another thread. It must be a pretty pathetic life to troll some other teams forums for news. Maybe you can befriend Bruce and he will hook you up with some hot,young,co-ed so your sad pathetic life might possibly improve..

invisiblekid writes:

Another recruiting issue regarding Meyer occurred a couple of years ago when the NCAA was forced to ban text messaging of recruits by coaches.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/s...

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/art...

You could say Meyer was the poster child for the events leading up to this ban:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007...

Thanks Urban.

Louisvol8859 writes:

in response to CLEMSONVOL716:

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The jersey thing is no big deal several Rivals mods said so. It is something alot of programs do, such as Florida and Bama. It is not a violation to do so either. The question revolves around using a smoke machine. The interesting thing is Washiston turned in one to for the same thing. Common Thread, USC.

hmhawk writes:

in response to civilianvol_formerly_marinevol:

I've always believed that you can tell more about a man's character by looking at his enemies than by looking at his friends. If Kiffin can count Spurrier and Saban among his enemies, it speaks very well for his character.

Maybe it's my just my natural red neck nature but I hope Kiffin ain't done PO'ing anyone.

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