Scroggins tops long list of players at UT camp

This weekend is shaping up as another impressive showing for Tennessee’s football recruiters.

UT is hosting hundreds of campers for its annual summer camp. Many are among the nation’s elite prospects.

The camp, which began on Thursday and concludes on Saturday, is a valuable recruiting tool because UT’s coaches are allowed to work out prospects.

Recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron has frequently said that seeing prospects firsthand in a camp setting is one of the most important aspects of his evaluations.

The camp, which is off limits to the media, also allows Tennessee to showcase its facilities to prospective athletes.

UT hosted more than 400 campers for three individual day camps earlier this month. Attendance at overnight camps is usually greater because prospects can stay at UT’s facilities.

Here are some notables who were expected to attend:

Jesse Scroggins: The quarterback from Lakewood (Calif.) High School seems a good fit for UT. He has family in Memphis and is one of the top high school QB prospects in the nation, which is the top priority for the Vols’ 2010 class.

UT has missed out on some other highly rated quarterback prospects.

Pahokee High School: So much for the tiff between UT head coach Lane Kiffin and this Florida high school. UT will host 13 prospects from Pahokee.

UT has offered scholarships to receiver De’Joshua Johnson, linebacker Zachary Allen, cornerback Merrill Noel and defensive linemen Richard Ash and Antonio Ford.

Noel, Johnson, Allen and Ash are visiting UT this weekend.

Signing former athlete Nu’Keese Richardson from Pahokee last February can only help the Vols build a pipeline into Florida.

Miami Northwestern: The talent-rich school sent a handful of prospects this weekend.

Offensive guard Torrian Wilson is one headliner. UT has offered Wilson a scholarship. He is still considering several schools.

Miami commitment Todd Chandler is also thought to be in town.

Jeff Luc: Many believe the prospect from Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie, Fla. is the best high school linebacker prospect in the country. His presence at Tennessee’s camp will turn some heads.

Jarred Haggins: An athlete from Lakeland (Fla.) High School, Haggins has said he’s close to announcing a decision. There are plenty of suitors awaiting that announcement.

UT’s ability to recruit South Florida so quickly and effectively has been impressive. Credit UT assistant coach Eddie Gran.

Lache Seastrunk: One of the nation’s elite tailback prospects from Temple (Texas) High School. Rivals ranks Seastrunk No. 1 among high school tailbacks in the 2010 class. Scout has him at No. 2.

Cody Riggs: Many thought Notre Dame had the lead for this defensive back from St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Then Riggs reportedly named Florida and Georgia as co-leaders. UT has an inside track. Riggs is the younger brother of former UT tailback Gerald Riggs, Jr.

Lamarcus Joyner: Another standout defensive back from St. Thomas Aquinas, the cornerback is considered one of the elite prospects in the nation.

Keion Payne: Yet another defensive back from St. Thomas Aquinas. Payne isn’t rated as highly as his teammates but is a solid prospect. He recently spoke highly about a visit to Miami.

DeMarco Cobbs: The athlete from Tulsa (Ok.) High School was recently named one of the top standouts at an Oklahoma camp. A versatile athlete with good size, Cobbs will likely play receiver in college.

Evan Hailes: The defensive tackle from Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, Va. has said he’d like to play with former high school teammate Jerod Askew, a Tennessee signee. Hailes has said he expects to make a decision soon. The Vols appear to be in good standing.

Jonathan Mincy: Tennessee has some work to do to land the cornerback from Southwest Dekalb High School in Decatur, Ga. Mincy has taken three visits to Auburn and has called the Tigers a strong leader.

Anthony Johnson: A commitment for the 2011 class, Johnson is another tie into Louisiana via O. Perry High School in New Orleans.

Urell Johnson: A speedy cornerback from O. Perry High School, Johnson would be a good fit for the Vols. UT assistant Frank Wilson should have the inside track. He coached at O. Perry.

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Comments » 110

pdhuff#552644 writes:

Man, I'm excited.

The headline said "players".

Change is in the air on Rocky Top.

kiffownsfla writes:

Man we need scorggins BAD GET HIM CLK!

golfballs03 writes:

Where is Munchie?

CLEMSONVOL716WASBANNED writes:

I haven't been this excited since we hired Coach Clawson...unless you count everytime that DC and Z-boy have ahd to change their name.

CLEMSONVOL716WASBANNED writes:

*had*

SWAVol writes:

We need to close the gap on some of these studs. Go get them coaches!! Go Vols!!!

kiffownsfla writes:

in response to golfballs03:

Where is Munchie?

He"s got the MUNCHIES!

Jonboy writes:

tag'em and bag'em go vols

RoadTrip writes:

Beautiful thing happening on the Hill.

Wonder why all those FL players are coming to visit Rocky Top? Well, not really wondering.

vols14 writes:

scrogins and joyner would be huge for ut

cc623 writes:

in response to RichRollin:

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and here I thought he was just some posterior pirate with a nick similar to my son's cartoons.

bud0323 writes:

Man I'm glad that we're in good shape to get that Evan Hailes kid. Come on Evan come play with your teamate in K-Town. Go Vols

txvolsfan writes:

Stones Kiffin!!!
Put the hay in the barn!!!!

It's great to be a VOL
GO VOLS
TXVOLSFAN

chaos001 writes:

according to Scouts.com recently, torrian wilson dropped UT off his list of choices. nice to see him here.

From Scouts.com:

Florida International cracks UA lineman Torrian Wilson's top five.

ESPNU 150 Watch List offensive guard Torrian Wilson has made a change is his top five, affiliate Web site CrimsonConfidential.com reports.

Miami-FL, Alabama, Michigan and Stanford remain in the group, but Wilson has removed Tennessee and now includes Florida International.

"It was just the whole atmosphere at FIU," Wilson said after a visit to campus. "It's been changing a lot and it's growing as a program. I like the new facilities, and I like the education part of it, too."

ATLVOL23 writes:

List of campers is very impressive. Must have the FL pipeline. Would be great to have Gerald Riggs lil' bro in orange too!

teampenny#658108 writes:

Who picks up cost of camp and lodging? Getting closer to the season. Go Vols

belayvol writes:

Jeff Luc is another one we need to lock up.

GreenDevilVol writes:

in response to zrotag:

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Van, looks like CRYER-LIAR-MEYER is getting another car thief !!!!!!!!

appalachianvol writes:

This could very well be the week-end things start to fall in place. If we sign Scroggins, The rest of the offense will follow.
Go Big Orange

GreenDevilVol writes:

in response to zrotag:

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Until this year when UT comes to gaynzvull / beanheel stadium and smokes your Gator asses !!!!

spvol writes:

in response to teampenny#658108:

Who picks up cost of camp and lodging? Getting closer to the season. Go Vols

Bama is going to pay for it out of their extra textbook money.

GreenDevilVol writes:

in response to chaos001:

according to Scouts.com recently, torrian wilson dropped UT off his list of choices. nice to see him here.

From Scouts.com:

Florida International cracks UA lineman Torrian Wilson's top five.

ESPNU 150 Watch List offensive guard Torrian Wilson has made a change is his top five, affiliate Web site CrimsonConfidential.com reports.

Miami-FL, Alabama, Michigan and Stanford remain in the group, but Wilson has removed Tennessee and now includes Florida International.

"It was just the whole atmosphere at FIU," Wilson said after a visit to campus. "It's been changing a lot and it's growing as a program. I like the new facilities, and I like the education part of it, too."

must be one of those fl-mama's boy...........stay home we dont need you.

belayvol writes:

Dion Bailey who is a teammate of Scroggins, has relatives from Memphis. We are in his top 5. And, they would like to play on the same team in college.

FloridaDC writes:

in response to heykoolaide:

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Urb already has 15 commitments from studs all over the country. Meanwhile, UT is trapped in some sort of "let's try to recruit in Florida" dreamland!

FloridaDC writes:

in response to belayvol:

Jeff Luc is another one we need to lock up.

Luc is a stud, which is why he won't end up at UT.

He's a Gator! Mark that one down! You can have the rest of these scrubs at your camp.

belayvol writes:

in response to FloridaDC:

Luc is a stud, which is why he won't end up at UT.

He's a Gator! Mark that one down! You can have the rest of these scrubs at your camp.

Anyone that has a username using a surgical procedure on women for endometriosis is not a recruiting source D.C. But thanks for playing.

belayvol writes:

in response to utwhinesalot:

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Notice how they are here and not at the Broward County penal camp?

voloffaith writes:

in response to heykoolaide:

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I'm happy 4u cause your life will be forever changed by 18 yr olds playing futbol at your favorite teams field. You know it is a just a game right? We all like to win and cheer for our team. Some just get a little over the top sometimes don't we?

I think,on topic, you will be surprised how the VOLS finish out recruiting by signing day next year. Will our class be as strong Flarida gators? Probably not ,but we will be nipping at their heals in my humble opinion.

tapeworm writes:

I love reading these comments. Because it reminds me of all the pro-Dave Clawson comments I read last year at this time. It's amazing to me how fast UT fans will turn on coaches or players they think will return the school to glory, only to discover that it will take longer than expected.

belayvol writes:

in response to tapeworm:

I love reading these comments. Because it reminds me of all the pro-Dave Clawson comments I read last year at this time. It's amazing to me how fast UT fans will turn on coaches or players they think will return the school to glory, only to discover that it will take longer than expected.

So you finally got passed by gatorz? That must be a rough life for you living in an environment where you never know who will intrude.

belayvol writes:

The good news is, we have the all stars at our camp and it is eating some gator rear big time as seen by all the post's from the sock puppets.

okievol writes:

I haven't posted for quite some time. I do look forward to the upcoming football season. We may not be what we all hope, but I expect the player intensity will be evident. I believe our D will be better as the season progresses. I just hope it's good enough in time for the Florida game.
I would like to contribute the following links:
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http://www.hydrotoys.com/wavs/DontFee...

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/con...

The first two are always relevant on this discussion board, and the third is relevant to the increased publicity that brings the recruits interest.

IBleedOrange444 writes:

I hope Scroggins will go ahead and pull the trigger this weekend. Come on Jessie! Let's get this ball rollin!

I said it's great...
to be...
a Tennessee Vol!!!!!

panties4tebow writes:

Do you mean studs like tebow the pantie wearing freak!!!!!!!!

vol_chaz writes:

If you haven't seen Jeff Luc's football footage on youtube, do it now. This kid is amazing to watch.

gaston44 writes:

in response to FloridaDC:

Urb already has 15 commitments from studs all over the country. Meanwhile, UT is trapped in some sort of "let's try to recruit in Florida" dreamland!

Is it just me or did anyone else enjoy Gator fans a lot more five years ago when they were all Miami Hurricane fans?

FloridaDC writes:

in response to gaston44:

Is it just me or did anyone else enjoy Gator fans a lot more five years ago when they were all Miami Hurricane fans?

It's just you.

Bass_Vol_1998 writes:

What if Scroggins and Luc committed at the end of camp?

It would begin a steam roll of epic proportions.

Have any of the students painted the rock for these guys... it would be awesome to paint something new for them each day they are here.

And I agree with the above poster- if you haven't checked out Luc's youtube, you should.

chaos001 writes:

in response to GreenDevilVol:

must be one of those fl-mama's boy...........stay home we dont need you.

i doubt your comprehension skills were working very well, if at all.

i had read earlier in the week that he wasn't interested in UT and referenced the article. i'm VERY GLAD he'll be at our camp. hopefully it'll change his mind.

CLEMSONVOL716WASBANNED writes:

in response to utwhinesalot:

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Talk about a mistake..going to USC.....the chicken curse will get him soon.

Going to become a chicken man..I wouldn't even wish that on a Univ Of Felon's player.

OrangeMan_86 writes:

in response to heykoolaide:

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Were you always this big of a b****? You have multiple screen names and run your mouth behind a computer. Come on over to Knoxville and say this stuff to the faces of the UT fan base. You would never openly insult the entire fan base to their face but you have no problem doing it behind a computer like a girl. What site do you think you're on exactly? To stupid to find a Florida site? Guess so.

chad_t31 writes:

SEC championship game 2 years ago and now we're a doormat? It's idiotic comments like that, that makes ur credibilty as low as ur football IQ.

CLEMSONVOL716WASBANNED writes:

in response to Navalorange:

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Naval,

Also remember, these recruits have not signed anything.

Signing day is still a long way off. A lot of things could happen to influence these 15 "beasts" that Oscar has lined up

atomicvet62 writes:

in response to OrangeMan_86:

Were you always this big of a b****? You have multiple screen names and run your mouth behind a computer. Come on over to Knoxville and say this stuff to the faces of the UT fan base. You would never openly insult the entire fan base to their face but you have no problem doing it behind a computer like a girl. What site do you think you're on exactly? To stupid to find a Florida site? Guess so.

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belayvol writes:

in response to utwhinesalot:

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Obviously you are mistaken. A parole officer does not count as a friend.

belayvol writes:

in response to zrotag:

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zrotag in Armenian means Pole Position. I don't think that's what NASCAR had in mind.

montanavolfan writes:

in response to gaston44:

Is it just me or did anyone else enjoy Gator fans a lot more five years ago when they were all Miami Hurricane fans?

Or before that when they where Fla State fans....

chad_t31 writes:

in response to utwhinesalot:

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Of course...and I'm sure every other time we've made the SEC championship game has been an accident as well. We could do this all night but the fact is..UF(elon) is on a roll right now. Run ur mouth, if u beat us you'll say you told us so. If we win, it's merely an accident. So continue to pat urself on the back, UF(elon) won't always be on top, contrary to what UF(elon) fans believe.

WalkingClassic writes:

in response to Bass_Vol_1998:

What if Scroggins and Luc committed at the end of camp?

It would begin a steam roll of epic proportions.

Have any of the students painted the rock for these guys... it would be awesome to paint something new for them each day they are here.

And I agree with the above poster- if you haven't checked out Luc's youtube, you should.

I was on campus Tuesday and the rock was painted "Scroggins = Championships". That should grab his attention!

tennezz writes:

in response to utwhinesalot:

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A 250 pound defensive tackle that runs a 5.06 fourty! Sounds like he would be better off pumping gas! He would be a better fit at florida!

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