Lamaison signing announcement removed from school's Web site

Nick Lamaison’s courtship with Tennessee got more confused Thursday when his school’s Web site prematurely reported that he had made his college decision.

Mt. San Antonio Community College reported the quarterback had signed with UT on Wednesday night. The story was removed Thursday afternoon after media outlets started using the Web site as the source of the signing.

“We will truly miss Nick, however we are excited for him and his opportunity to play and challenge for the starting job at Tennessee,” offensive coordinator Tom Craft was quoted as saying on athletics.mtsac.edu before the story was removed. “Had he stayed for another season with us, he would have challenged many of the all-time community college records.”

While Lamaison has long been in the Vols’ plans, he declined to admit he has signed with UT for the past month.

When reached by the News Sentinel on Thursday, the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder had no comment.

There’s reason for UT to keep Lamaison’s signing quiet. The Vols are in the hunt for a more high-profile quarterback for the 2010 class, Jesse Scroggins of Lakewood (Calif.) High School. Lamaison could enroll in August and be available to play this fall.

Lamaison was mostly overlooked coming out of South Hills High in West Covina, Calif. He improved his stock at Mt. San Antonio Community College in Walnut, Calif., although UT is thought to be the only major college pursuing him.

Lamaison proved an efficient passer at Mt. San Antonio, where he threw for 3,479 yards, 36 touchdowns and posted a passing efficiency of 166.5.

Last season as a freshman Lamaison led the Mounties to a conference and Southern California championship.

Lamaison could provide important depth for the Vols this season. UT has only two scholarship quarterbacks on its roster: senior Jonathan Crompton and junior Nick Stephens.

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Comments » 81

Volzo writes:

Oh no!! Here we go again . . .

MiserableFloridaVol writes:

Blah...Who Cares

glemmons writes:

is this gonna hurt us with Scroggins???

allvolinatlanta writes:

This is like being on a roller coaster that has no end.

DrJCrown_theMagicMan writes:

We needed another QB every team needs atleast 3 in a season.

1manningfan writes:

I prefer the Crompton bounce pass over Lamaison :)

tngeoff2 writes:

Whose on first?

Raynoch writes:

I don't think Nick signing or not signing will affect anything with Scroggins. Scroggins is a top flight, blue chip qb. Nick isn't at that level so I wouldn't think this would sway Scroggins one way or the other.

1manningfan writes:

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beachvol writes:

in response to MagicMan:

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Exactly what did the UT staff do wrong here? The junior college website evidently posted the story without verification. Are you saying the junior college program is "amateur"? UT had NOTHING to do with that website report, nor did it have anything to do with govolsxtra.com picking it up and running with a story of their own. You have no way to tie this news reporting foul-up to the UT staff. Sorry, the "amateur" tag only applies to your post.

mtvols writes:

in response to MagicMan:

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National Signing Day is not until Feb, 2010. Just ask LSU or Florida if commitments actually sign on NSD!

redhorsevol writes:

Thats what happens when you dont run everything on the up and up.To many secrets.whats the big deal,we are recruiting more than 1 QB thats the way its done,scroggins can deal with it or go to usc.Sounds like we are scared of him. im already over him.

Go4Two writes:

It is very hard to find a good quarterback. One has to be concerned as to why other schools are not after this kid.

chargervol writes:

in response to mtvols:

National Signing Day is not until Feb, 2010. Just ask LSU or Florida if commitments actually sign on NSD!

Exactly. GO VOLS!!!

utchris writes:

This is not a big deal. Lamaison joining the team will not affect Scroggins decision. USC is still more loaded at the position than us. The took the report off the website for two reasons. 1) Lamaison can not sign a LOI bc the last date to do that is April 1. He can show up for the fall and still be on scholarship. 2) Lamaison wanted to keep it under wraps until after he finished with summer school, which I believe ends tomorrow for him. He had to complete 2-3 classes to be eligible to play at TN.

I am laughing at the troll post above about the lack of stars from some of our commits. Many of the ones that we got were being pursued by top teams and their value will be reflected when the rivals ratings are updated.

voloffaith writes:

in response to 1manningfan:

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SUGGEST REMOVAL!!! Classless.....His name is Scroggins, not the body part you childishly substituted.

Lamaison will do as he pleases and if that is UT I'm happy.

movol53 writes:

in response to BIPOLAR_BEAR:

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Single Wing???
I vote we run the wish bone. With all the running backs we have; we don't even need a QB just center the ball directly to one of the backs.

GerryOP writes:

in response to MagicMan:

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Recruiting results? Fallen way behind? Excuse me? As of today, UT has SIGNED exactly the same number of guys for 2010 as every other school you listed. And that number is ... zero, zip, nada, none, 0.

Now, if you want to bet your money on "rock-solid-verbal-commits" from 16-17 year old HS kids, I wish you well. In their Senior year they can change their minds about schools as fast as they jump from one high school girl to the next. Get a life. Let's see how their senior year on the field turns out. Even their star ratings will change in the next 6 months -- some up and some down!

Reality is seeing things the way they are ... fantasy is seeing things the way you would like things to be.

Check back with us in 202 days.

51 -- Fear The Kiffin...

StroVol writes:

A thousand bucks to the first person that can steal Georgia Tech's playbook.

shoalcreekvol writes:

in response to JBVols1698:

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How many FORWARD passes have we seen the last few years anyway. I thought screens and 2-yard quick slants were all we could do...

pammyvol1000 writes:

Is he better than Boyd?

GerryOP writes:

in response to TCHDWN10C:

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I assume you made that comment TIC, but in reality Coach Kiffin has stated several times that he is comfortable going into the '09 season with Jon and Nick as his QBs and he has stated that we can win with Jon and Nick at QB. We'll worry about 2010 next year.

51 -- Fear The Kiffin...

gohawks1 writes:

Huh? Who's in charge of this press release... Barney Fife?

Vol4Him writes:

From earlier post
Early Recruiting Results: Not what the local media would have you think.

Tenn
12 commits. 2 - 4 star

Alabama
16 commits. 7 - 4 star. 1 - 5 star

Florida
15 commits. 10 - 4 star. 1- 5 star

Georgia
15 commits. 5 - 4 star

LSU
16 commits. 8 - 4 star

South Carolina
14 commits. 3 - 4 star

Looks like Tenn has fallen way behind other SEC schools. I guess if they can't recruit than we need to give him his $7 mill buyout and send him back to Fisher Price land.

Are you on crack?
Try Again
Tenn
12 commits. 1 - 5 star, 3 - four star
Alabama
16 commits. 2 - 5 star, 7 - four star (They have the highest ranking of SEC thus far)
LSU
16 commits. 0 - 5 star, 7 - four star
Florida
15 commits. 1 - 5 star, 6 - four star

I assume the reason you left the other SEC teams out is because none of them but Georgia are even close. Sit back and smoke whatever it is you have already been having and get back to us on signing day.

walter1998 writes:

in response to gohawks1:

Huh? Who's in charge of this press release... Barney Fife?

Barney turned the position down....

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

in response to MagicMan:

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Maybe I'm wrong, but when I looked at my calendar this morning, it was still July, NOT February.

Get a life!! (is this the former Gatorz?)

InertGas writes:

Will someone please tell me what's going on here ?

the10sevol writes:

i read the website story while it was still loaded (thanks, belay) about 4 this morning. complete with coaches and staff wishing him well, etc. if the school website already has the story prepped, is it still a mystery?
you gotta say this, it's been a wild and fun off-season, can't wait for tomorrow's drama, lol...
GBO

GerryOP writes:

in response to TCHDWN10C:

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Who is Skippy?

I'll let Coach Kiffin know about your opinion on Jon Crompton. I'm sure he'll appreciate your thoughts.

51 -- Fear The Kiffin...

suggest_removal_4_all_troll_posts writes:

in response to MagicMan:

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1.) Yeah - and UT is ranked #15 in the Nation in recruiting

2.) You posted this 3 times you dumb @$$

3.) You've been posting enough anti-Kiffen garbage - and we heard you the first time. The jury is still out on him and prepare to eat your words on your 4-8 projection.

GerryOP writes:

in response to the10sevol:

i read the website story while it was still loaded (thanks, belay) about 4 this morning. complete with coaches and staff wishing him well, etc. if the school website already has the story prepped, is it still a mystery?
you gotta say this, it's been a wild and fun off-season, can't wait for tomorrow's drama, lol...
GBO

Yup, the doldrums have not been dull!

Bearwuzacheater writes:

in response to MagicMan:

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What's this we? You are a tiger high fan to the core. Crawl back under your Memphis rock.

BuckFama writes:

I love the thought process here ... there's a chance that the coaching staff would like to keep the signing quiet; the QB in question is playing along w/his "no comment"; but that bastion of journalistic integrity, the red-on-the-head Hacker, sees fit to write another article on it.

It's not like you're Bob Woodward, Hacker. The last staff didn't like you, and it looks as if you're off to a nice start with the new staff. What a loser.

GerryOP writes:

in response to heykoolaide:

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Another gator troll heard from!

51 -- Fear The Kiffin...

mattgb7c writes:

My guess is we pretty much know Scroggins is out of the picture...if he was ever seriously considering UT or not...who knows.

BuckFama writes:

Lamaison, Scroggins, Brunetti - whoever - I just wish they'd hit the field.

This off-season has been interminable.

BuckFama writes:

in response to heykoolaide:

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That's quite a turn-around, thickorangeblinders.

Does this mean you've gone straight, too?!

GerryOP writes:

in response to heykoolaide:

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Soooo ... does this mean you will go away and never be heard from again? That's good!

51 -- Fear The Kiffin...

BuckFama writes:

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GerryOP writes:

in response to heykoolaide:

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Weak dude ... really weak. Are you gone yet?

BuckFama writes:

Seems like the only smoochin' going on is with Tebow et. al. on the Gay-tors' sideline.

GerryOP writes:

in response to heykoolaide:

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Dang! You're still here. You said you were leaving. Well ... be gone.

51 -- Fear The Kiffin...

odtn#267368 writes:

And we thought only Kiff made media gaffes.

chad_t31 writes:

in response to heykoolaide:

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Wow. What are you? 8?

oldvolsfan writes:

in response to MagicMan:

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give them a chance numnutts

CoachFulmer writes:

in response to MagicMan:

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MagicMan, your just a bamf. Just a plain out hard arse.

BuckFama writes:

So it's the temperature of the water that affects your IQ?

txvolsfan writes:

in response to heykoolaide:

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I feel sorry for you when Stones Kiffin makes Urbie Cryer crawl all the way to South Bend with his tail tucked after the beat down UT puts on the Gay-tors!!!
Fear the Kiffin
Skin the Gay-Tors
Swamp lizards lose in a upset
Leonards Loser: Gay-Tors 35-31
Stones Kiffin is the man!!!

txvolsfan writes:

in response to uf2006bcs1:

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txvolsfan writes:

in response to utchris:

This is not a big deal. Lamaison joining the team will not affect Scroggins decision. USC is still more loaded at the position than us. The took the report off the website for two reasons. 1) Lamaison can not sign a LOI bc the last date to do that is April 1. He can show up for the fall and still be on scholarship. 2) Lamaison wanted to keep it under wraps until after he finished with summer school, which I believe ends tomorrow for him. He had to complete 2-3 classes to be eligible to play at TN.

I am laughing at the troll post above about the lack of stars from some of our commits. Many of the ones that we got were being pursued by top teams and their value will be reflected when the rivals ratings are updated.

Chris we all know this means nothing until the ink dries but the trolls like to flap their gums, whatever it takes for them to get off. It really is kinda funny the fear that they are obviously feeling to come on our site!!!
You would never know they have won a national championship,
because they sure don't act like they have been there!!!

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