QB Brunetti told he has offer from UT, will make more visits

Tennessee has decided quarterback Barry Brunetti can play for the Vols. Now it’s up to the rising senior from Memphis University High School.

Brunetti said Tuesday he was told recently by UT recruiting coordinator/defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to expect a written scholarship offer in the mail soon.

“I was shocked but excited at the same time,” Brunetti said about the offer. “I’ve always been a Vol fan so to hear I should be getting an offer from a school I’ve been loving all my life was very exciting.”

UT decided to offer Brunetti after evaluating him at Tennessee’s skill-position camp on June 2.

The question had been whether Brunetti, whose high school runs a spread offense, can run the Vols’ pro-style offense.

Brunetti’s height had been another concern. He’s listed at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds.

“It’s always motivated me to know I have some kind of fault with my height,” Brunetti said. “That just makes me work even harder when I’m practicing.

“I just go hard every play. If you go hard they can’t miss you.”

Brunetti said he’s considering UT along with three other schools that have already offered him: Mississippi State, West Virginia and Penn State.

Brunetti said he took an unofficial visit to Mississippi State last weekend and plans to visit West Virginia and Penn State in the next week.

He said he plans to make a return trip to UT in July and then choose a school before his senior season.

Brunetti said depth at the quarterback position will be a major factor in his decision.

UT has two quarterbacks on scholarship: senior Jonathan Crompton and junior Nick Stephens.

Mike Rozier, a former pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization, is taking part in the first session of summer school and will be a walk-on.

“Their depth chart is really just not that deep right now,” Brunetti said about UT. “They have one of the best depth chart quarterback situations of any other school.”

UT has offered scholarships to two other quarterbacks who are currently uncommitted: Jesse Scroggins from Lakewood (Calif.) High and Richard Hendrix from Moeller High in Cincinnati.

Brunetti said he isn’t concerned with their interest in UT.

“That won’t play (a factor in his decision) at all,” he said. “You have to offer other quarterbacks.”

Irish Charm: Hendrix had rave reviews following a trip to Notre Dame on Monday.

The 6-3, 220-pound Hendrix told IrishIllustrated.com he nearly committed to Notre Dame during his visit.

“I really did,” Hendrix told the Web site. “I was blown away. I had to let my head settle down before I make a decision.”

Hendrix, who didn’t return calls or text messages left by the News Sentinel, told IrishIllustrated.com he wants to visit other schools before he makes his choice.

“Miami, Florida and (Ohio State) deserve hard consideration,” Hendrix said. “I’m not 100 percent on Notre Dame yet; obviously it sounds like I am.”

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HollySpringsVOL writes:

Go get em' CLK!

pdhuff#552644 writes:

Bring it!

kiffownsfla writes:

This kid will play hard for us! REELEM IN COACH 0!

InertGas writes:

Does anyone know whatever happened to General Watermelon ?

TommyJack writes:

Hey Josh...you may want to correct the first word in the 2nd sentence. Do it right know!

DennisVols writes:

Tennessee has decided quarterback Barry Brunetti can play for the Vols. "Know" it’s up to the rising senior from Memphis University High School.

Hey english majors The word you are searching for is "Now".

VOLFORLIFE writes:

“Miami, Florida and (Ohio State) deserve hard consideration,” Hendrix said.

Does that mean we're not in the mix at all? It seems as if he's not too impressed with our offer. What do y'all think?

GO VOLS!!!
JUGHEAD

volstasis writes:

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Keep it up Bigmouth. 9/19 will be here soon enough. Those puzzy Gators are going down.

ThurmondEppy writes:

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heh.

TommyJack writes:

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ArealVolFan writes:

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Gators is spelled with an S

GreerVol22 writes:

as long as a bounce pass is not in his game then bring him on!

TommyJack writes:

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Do not despare.

vols4ever93 writes:

in response to gatorz7:

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the only time you would capitalize english is if you use it like English 101 no capital letter needed in english

old_number1 writes:

Guys, please don't respond to the trolls. This may be the thread that shows everyone that responding is useless. It's your decision, it's your site!!

montanavolfan writes:

Could be they just want to start getting some signatures from Memphis.....

dvhill100 writes:

Great stuff. I always like to get a player that wants to play for TN because it is TN, not just an NFL training camp (though there is nothing wrong with that).

Y'all play nice. I am off the net for the next few days. Got a job and am moving from VA to Charleston, SC. At least I won't have to pump my own gas. :)

NoogaVol55 writes:

in response to listentothemusic:

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While I tend to agree, I also think that our coaches feel that he is a more natural Pro Style QB than Boyd. Maybe Boyd looked like a 2-3 year project. Nothing against Brunetti, but I would feel more comfortable with a taller QB. Who knows, maybe he will prove me wrong

panties4tebow writes:

LIL PEE WEE HERMAN-meyer is spelled with a lowercase m

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

panties4tebow writes:

Remember florida is the 5th lowest state for high school graduation rate in the country.

panties4tebow writes:

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It still is I just added LIL PEE WEE HERMAN to his name since he looks alot like Pee Wee. LOL

panties4tebow writes:

in response to panties4tebow:

It still is I just added LIL PEE WEE HERMAN to his name since he looks alot like Pee Wee. LOL

Correction:

LIL-meyer looks and acts alot like Pee Wee Herman (childish) hence the name I have labeled him.

ROCKYTOP10ECVOL writes:

Say what you want, but this kid can play. Rivals has him as the #1 Dual Threat QB. HAVE FAITH IN THE KIFF!!!!!!!!!!1

jcherrie#219531 (Inactive) writes:

If height isall we have to worry about, it sounds like a good move. At 6' 1" he's taller than Chase Daniel, Drew Brees, and Fran Tarkenton.

Of course, all else being equal 6' 5" is better but things are seldom equal amoung QBs.

DennisVols writes:

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And Gator taste just like Chicken

kiffownsfla writes:

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Smoke i think after this next camp he will probally come to ut he is eligible this year if he wants to come play i got a good feeling about this kid. GO VOLS!

RJ_Vol writes:

Let us learn a lesson from Andy Kelly.

old_number1 writes:

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Shaver, I like your style!

govols22231 writes:

I have seen Barry Brunetti play and he is a Tee Martin clone. Nice touch on the ball plus he can tuck it and get the first down. His field vision is incredible. Plus he isn't afraid of contact. He can break tackles and make people miss. We need this guy because he will make our team better. Just think of the quarterbacks we have had in the past that could run and throw. Holloway, Streater, Robinson, Shuler, Martin. Some of the greatest games in UT history were won with these guys under center. Brunetti is in this same mold. Collectively, our coaching staff has seen many QB's and I trust that they just wouldn't offer anybody. Barry is the real deal and would look great in the orange and white. With Holloway on staff I couldn't think of a greater mentor for Barry than him. I think its a win win situation for him if he decides to come to Tennessee.

Ralph_Crampton writes:

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Big fan thanks for your dedication to Volunteers, but visit any college locker room..the winners or losers, and they are loud laughing group of young folks...not taking the game nearly as seriously as we fans..they talk about things mostly not connected to the game. Its galling to us fans, right?

CT_VOL writes:

in response to jcherrie#219531:

If height isall we have to worry about, it sounds like a good move. At 6' 1" he's taller than Chase Daniel, Drew Brees, and Fran Tarkenton.

Of course, all else being equal 6' 5" is better but things are seldom equal amoung QBs.

This man is a liar!

Frank

JLeon04 writes:

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The only reason he let Tahj Boyd go is because he was Fulmer's recruit. I am sure Lane wants his "own" guy, but I it would be ignorant to believe that Lane didn't want to hear about how he has turned the program around with Fulmer's QB.

ArealVolFan writes:

in response to CT_VOL:

This man is a liar!

Frank

How is he a liar? I think thats a good point.

Anyway, it seems he also has an offer from Duke, so apparently he has the Cutcliffe stamp of approval, and after the BJ Coleman fiasco it seems that that and being a native Tennessean is all you need to be loved by a huge segment of the Tennessee fanbase. This kid has both so he should fit in fine.

In all seriousness though, he would be a nice catch, but I'd also like to get Scroggins as well.

kiffownsfla writes:

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Wasn't he on the cracked and mad magazine covers big rotf! GO VOLS!

gohawks1 writes:

in response to JLeon04:

The only reason he let Tahj Boyd go is because he was Fulmer's recruit. I am sure Lane wants his "own" guy, but I it would be ignorant to believe that Lane didn't want to hear about how he has turned the program around with Fulmer's QB.

Perhaps it could also have something to do with his knee problems.

ArealVolFan writes:

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Going to have to disagree with your belief on that. Ainge had a lot of heart and skill, we'd be lucky to have a QB as skilled as him again.

old_number1 writes:

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orangepill= bigorangeturd (that's what his daddy called him!) = idiot. Dude, you are too much!! Once again, you side with the trolls!! Oh, I see ,you are one of them! I will no longer respond to you (makes you mad, doesn't it).

springcreekvol writes:

All you have to do is ask the Brentwood, MBA, and BGA teams if Brunetti can play at UT. This year will be a little tougher with South Panola on the schedule but for those that have not seen the kid play you will want him at UT and not on a competing team. He is that good.

bud0323 writes:

Wow it seems like this year is the best year in terms of high school talent for the state of Tennessee. It seemed like in years past that there was only 1 player in the state of TN that really was great. What I mean is that this year we have the best dual threat QB in the country in Barry Brunetti, we have one of the top five(according to Rivals) DEs in the country in Jacques Smith and we have one of the best OL in the country in James Stone, also not to mention Justin Maclin one of the best LB. So this is basically the best year to recruit in the state TN compared to other years.

ArealVolFan writes:

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Fair Enough,I'd take any of those guys you mentioned over our current situation now as well thats for sure. Gotta love all those guys.

the10sevol writes:

sign 'em up, coach 'em up. get this kid on board, he knows he's not gonna start year 1, and if lamaison signs, maybe not year 2. but i think he has time to adjust to taking snaps under center. i agree having "the artful dodger" holloway as a mentor will be a great help.
apparently he showed some flash at camp that the coaches like, so i'm on board.
GBO

old_number1 writes:

in response to ArealVolFan:

Going to have to disagree with your belief on that. Ainge had a lot of heart and skill, we'd be lucky to have a QB as skilled as him again.

Arealvol, I agree with your post. If We had him or clawson, We would be looking at 10 wins this year.

I saw your earlier post. You're in.

nicksjuzunk#646117 writes:

He's all vol... and he will be a good one!

ArealVolFan writes:

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I agree with you too, but he will only be able to get us so far, I'm looking more to the future with my comments. I don't see Nick Stephens being the solution.

ArealVolFan writes:

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Really? That explains why he is an espn top 150, #1 dual threat QB, and #11 QB overall.

ArealVolFan writes:

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I don't know how much I believe in Lamaison yet, don't know much about him, I do feel he will be nice to have around for competition and I think he would beat out Nick, so thats an upgrade right there. Hopefully, he will be good.

Well, I'm out off to see the Hangover!

gnm53108 writes:

in response to ArealVolFan:

I agree with you too, but he will only be able to get us so far, I'm looking more to the future with my comments. I don't see Nick Stephens being the solution.

Gotta disagree with ya there.Nick is the solution for this year and next.

chad_t31 writes:

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Desperation is also going to an opposing team's website and making dumbarse comments when everyone in the room hates u and ur team.

gnm53108 writes:

Really hope we get Barry.We could win alot of games with this kid.

Still...would like to sign two this year.

abnerPeabody writes:

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you left out a coma.

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