Jarrett Brown likely not a Vol

Tennessee made a good impression on Jarrett Brown, but it likely won’t be enough to sway his mind away from Oklahoma.

The 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end from Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas, took an official visit to UT last weekend and plans to visit Oklahoma on Friday.

Brown, who’s also considering Kansas State and Iowa State, said there’s a “pretty good chance” he’ll commit to Oklahoma during his visit.

“I think it would take a whole lot to beat Oklahoma out,” he said.

UT tried.

Brown said he liked the credentials of the Vols’ coaching staff, which contains several members with NFL experiences.

“They have a really nice coaching staff,” Brown said. “They coached in the NFL so they know what they’re talking about.”

Brown liked what he heard from UT defensive line coach Ed Orgeron.

Brown said he was impressed with Orgeron’s approach to coaching defensive linemen.

“We watched video tape, according to the Tampa Bay (Buccaneers) defense,” Brown said. “I watched (former Buccaneer) Warren Sapp get after it. Me and Coach Orgeron, we got up and started doing the drills on the tape.”

Brown said UT told him he would have a chance to play early, which is a key factor in his decision.

The problem for the Vols is Oklahoma has promised him the same opportunity.

Brown also grew up an Oklahoma fan, which makes playing for the Sooners even more appealing.

“That’d be nice, real nice,” Brown said. “It’d be a real good experience.”

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Comments » 45

matrosscbc writes:

He must like finishing second

cobbwebb writes:

oh well, it was worth a shot! good luck kid!

VolsAllTheWay writes:

Maybe Oklahoma can play Ohio State in the BCS. One of them needs a win badly.

DingoVol writes:

Doing drills???? Please no more violations.

Hounddog writes:

Good Luck son, maybe in a couple yeras or three... we meet in a NC game! In the mean time GO VOLS!

baldfan writes:

We will be fine

jsbrown writes:

UT hasn't won a single football game since Kiffin was hired!!!

yeavols#228407 writes:

Good Luck in Oklahoma. Thanks for listening, but we'll be Ok, too.

ect1983 writes:

in response to UTfan4life:

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Yes...devestating news.

yeavols#228407 writes:

You are right...Ut hasn't won a single game...YET...of course the season hasn't started..BRILLIANT deduction!

yeavols#228407 writes:

Now that's some rocket science..I bet you are enrolled at MIT? Ga Tech maybe?

VAvolfanRON writes:

dont give me this 1 star stuff....if our coaches liked him.....then he must be at least a 4 star in their book.

good gosh people....remember the past, live today and plan for the future......

i loved fulmer.....enjoying the heck out of coach kiffin and i see Kiffin & Co. doing GREAT things!!!!

TommyJack writes:

Why write an article about someone NOT coming? Makes no sense.

VAvolfanRON writes:

TJ....because we want to know who is and who isn't....come on man...you don't have to read it!!

It's news.....if it wasn't posted....we wouldn't have known...right?

gnm53108 writes:

in response to TommyJack:

Why write an article about someone NOT coming? Makes no sense.

Because other recruiting,basketball,and god forbid baseball the doldrums are settin in.

And as of right now recruiting is looking better than basketball.

ps..Didnt you take Asley's job.
How many days?

VAvolfanRON writes:

in response to Lostballnhighweeds:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

ok..ok....i stand corrected.......lol

2407westTN_VOLSfan writes:

in response to jsbrown:

UT hasn't won a single football game since Kiffin was hired!!!

Yeah, but on the other hand, he has not lost a game to date either! Let the season start, the wins will come. We will be playing in a bowl next year rather than setting around watching all the other SEC teams play.

Go get 'em coaches!
ORANGE SWARM!

2407westTN_VOLSfan writes:

in response to jsbrown:

UT hasn't won a single football game since Kiffin was hired!!!

Yeah, but on the other hand, he has not lost a game to date either! Let the season start, the wins will come. we will be playing in a bowl game next year rather than sitting around watching sll the other SEC teams play!

Go get 'em coaches!
ORANGE SWARM

txsvol#372416 writes:

I believe we'll be playing the Sooners in the next year or three (without looking it up). SAVol

NoogaVol55 writes:

Look on the bright side fellas. At least we were able to get a life long Sooner fan who has an offer from them, to come to Knoxville to see what it is all about. We have had a full staff for what...2 weeks maybe. Hell I am impressed that he at least gave us the time of day to hear what we had to say. Although this particular one didn't work out, I am proud our staff is getting these kids to pay attention to us!

easymoney writes:

in response to jsbrown:

UT hasn't won a single football game since Kiffin was hired!!!

We haven't lost a single game either....go vols

txsvol#372416 writes:

in response to txsvol#372416:

I believe we'll be playing the Sooners in the next year or three (without looking it up). SAVol

We finish with the home and home with UCLA in 2009, have Oregon home and home in 2010 & 2011, so my guess is that Oklahoma is 2012 & 2013. SAVol

VOLinDAWGland writes:

Or we meet them in a BCS game

Underparvol writes:

in response to NoogaVol55:

Look on the bright side fellas. At least we were able to get a life long Sooner fan who has an offer from them, to come to Knoxville to see what it is all about. We have had a full staff for what...2 weeks maybe. Hell I am impressed that he at least gave us the time of day to hear what we had to say. Although this particular one didn't work out, I am proud our staff is getting these kids to pay attention to us!

Agree Nooga, nobody is going to get them all. Just keep em coming, we'll get more than our fair share. Go Vols !!!!!

jimr07 writes:

in response to TommyJack:

Why write an article about someone NOT coming? Makes no sense.

basically to make Kiffin and company look bad.

DisorientedVol writes:

This is not good. Rumor on another message board is Hollans cannot make the grades. One more defensive lineman we need gone. Has anyone else heard this?

DisorientedVol writes:

Hollins (DT) not Hollans. Sorry.

txvolsfan writes:

in response to txsvol#372416:

I believe we'll be playing the Sooners in the next year or three (without looking it up). SAVol

You're right I believe it is 012 and 013

SemperVol writes:

“We watched video tape, according to the Tampa Bay (Buccaneers) defense,” Brown said. “I watched (former Buccaneer) Warren Sapp get after it. Me and Coach Orgeron, we got up and started doing the drills on the tape.”

Gotta love Coach O... nothing like a spirited bout of Greco-Roman wrestling in the film room to spur a recruit's interest.

Maybe Ogre put a hurtin' on the kid... haha! Go Vols, good luck Jarrett.

RoyaltyVol writes:

I hate to hear this, but its no big surprise!

johnlg00 writes:

in response to NoogaVol55:

Look on the bright side fellas. At least we were able to get a life long Sooner fan who has an offer from them, to come to Knoxville to see what it is all about. We have had a full staff for what...2 weeks maybe. Hell I am impressed that he at least gave us the time of day to hear what we had to say. Although this particular one didn't work out, I am proud our staff is getting these kids to pay attention to us!

Agreed. As they say in the sales biz, "You can't make the sales if you don't make the calls." In its short time on the job, this staff seems to have made LOTS of calls and kids are listening to our pitch. The sales WILL come, if not all we might wish for this year.

gohawks1 writes:

in response to jsbrown:

UT hasn't won a single football game since Kiffin was hired!!!

Hasn't lost one, either.

ETSU_Vol writes:

We have bigger fish to fry anyway

memphis_vol_fan writes:

in response to GreenDevilVol:

Here ya go gang...

http://www.nationalchamps.net/NCAA/fu...

Well we won't have to worry about SOS in the future.
I knew we played OU and OSU in the future, but didn't know about UNC and Nebraska.
That's one he11 of a nonconference schedule coming up.

givehim6 writes:

O well, he's proble still thinks the big 10s better then the SEC, and UT stands for university of texas.

NoogaVol55 writes:

in response to GreenDevilVol:

Here ya go gang...

http://www.nationalchamps.net/NCAA/fu...

2010 schedule is going to be brutal b/c our off week is the first week of the year. Hope we stay healthy cause there is not time during the year to rest up!!!

Docrok writes:

in response to jsbrown:

UT hasn't won a single football game since Kiffin was hired!!!

Yea but they havent lost a single game either!

Docrok writes:

in response to txsvol#372416:

We finish with the home and home with UCLA in 2009, have Oregon home and home in 2010 & 2011, so my guess is that Oklahoma is 2012 & 2013. SAVol

I think there are plans for Ohio State to be a home and home for then! Just a rumor but it seems more likely than OK

Docrok writes:

in response to GreenDevilVol:

Here ya go gang...

http://www.nationalchamps.net/NCAA/fu...

I stand corrected Thank you for the upcoming look

ColeTrickle writes:

Petey Smith committed to Alabama today???

http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/...

jrwvol writes:

in response to GreenDevilVol:

Here ya go gang...

http://www.nationalchamps.net/NCAA/fu...

Didn't NC State back out of the home and home agreement? According to this, UT is still scheduled to go to NC State in 2012.

Volunatic writes:

Also in football recruiting news... Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, and tim tebow have all declined to lose the year of eligibility required for transferring to Tennessee, and have decided to remain next season at Oklahoma, Texas, and florida respectively.

OrangeronFan writes:

in response to jsbrown:

UT hasn't won a single football game since Kiffin was hired!!!

You're wrong. November 28, 2008, Kiffin was hired.

UT beat Kentucky on November 29.

UT is undefeated under Kiffin.

Volunatic writes:

Or he could go to Kentucky and get embarrassed by a team that lost to Wyoming!

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