Spring prospect offer list a long one

Like the showers of April that bring the flowers of May, the spring evaluation period annually brings about a new crop of scholarship offers.

Here are the prospects deemed worthy by Tennessee coaches during the spring evaluation of scholarship offers:

Ryan Ayers: UT has found another Georgia defensive back in the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder from South Paulding in Douglasville. Could he follow the path that Eric Berry blazed and Darren Myles Jr. followed?

Dion Bailey: One of the best safeties in the country, the 6-1, 195-pounder from Lakewood (Calif.) High School is teammates with UT quarterback prospect Jesse Scroggins and has a bevy of offers.

Max Beaulieu: With recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron leading the charge, the Vols are out in front for the 6-3, 230-pound athlete from University High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Giovanni Bernard: The 5-9, 200-pound tailback from fabled St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has a long list of offers. Notre Dame seems to have an early edge.

Bashaud Breeland: The Vols will have to beat out Clemson for the 6-1, 190-pound athlete from Fairfax High School in Allendale, S.C.

Eduardo Clements: The 5-10, 185-pound tailback is teammates with UT offensive lineman commitment Jose Jose. Still, UT has some work to do to top Clements’ list.

J.C. Copeland: The 6-2, 240-pound defensive end from Troup High School in LaGrange, Ga., has said Auburn leads for his services.

Shawn Corker: Another South Florida standout, the 6-1, 185-pound receiver from Cardinal Gibbons in Fort Lauderdale is giving UT a look.

Jon Feliciano: The 6-4, 285-pound offensive lineman from Western High School in Davie, Fla., is committed to Miami but that won’t stop the Vols.

Sharrif Floyd: One of the elite offensive linemen in the nation, the 6-3, 295-pounder from George Washington High School in Philadelphia is a prized gem.

Dalvin Glass: The 6-3, 315-pound offensive lineman from Carter High School in Dallas is climbing the recruiting charts.

Corey Grant: Opelika (Ala.) High School has produced some great prospects. The 5-10, 185-pound running back is another example; Grant is one of the south’s tops.

Mustafa Greene: The 6-foot, 190-pound tailback from Irmo (S.C.) High School keeps raking in the offers.

Kevin Haplea: The 6-4, 225-pound tight end from North Hunterdon High School in Annadale, N.J., has made several visits to schools located in the northeast. A trip south to Knoxville will be key.

Andrew Hendrix: The 6-3, 220-pounder from Moeller High School in Cincinnati may be UT’s best chance to land an upper-level quarterback prospect.

Clarence Jackson: UT is one of the first to offer this 6-1, 210-pound linebacker from North Clayton High School in Atlanta.

Arie Kouandjio: The 6-6, 315-pounder from DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Md., is one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the nation.

Jarvis Landry: One of the most prominent prospects for the 2011 class, the 5-11, 180-pound receiver from Lutcher High School in Convent, La., is an early target.

Dyjuan Lewis: Perhaps the top prospect in Indiana, the 6-3, 190-pound receiver from Pike High School in Indianapolis is ready to explore out-of-state options.

Marcus Lucas: The 6-5, 195-pound receiver from Liberty Senior (Miss.) High School recently visited Nebraska.

Isiah Norton: The 6-6 sophomore offensive lineman from Kimball High School in Dallas will be a top prospect for the 2011 class

Da’Rick Rogers: One of the elite receiver prospects in the country, the 6-3, 210-pounder from Calhoun (Ga.) High School has already drawn nationwide interest.

Jesse Scroggins: The 6-3, 195-pound quarterback from Lakewood (Calif.) High School is one of the elite quarterbacks in the nation - and one of UT’s favorites. He also has extensive family ties to Tennessee.

Tharold Simon: The 6-4, 185-pound athlete from Eunice (La.) High School is committed to LSU but signing day is a long ways away.

Telvin Smith: UT isn’t the first school to offer the 6-3, 195-pound linebacker from Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Ga., but it’s making a strong push. Florida State is in good position.

Roderick Smith: The 6-3, 220-pounder from Harding High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., is one of the elite tailbacks in the nation. If UT can lure him away from schools in the north, the Vols have a chance.

Mike Taylor: A 6-1, 205-pound linebacker, the standout from Westlake High School in Atlanta has a long list of scholarship offers.

Michael Thornton: Miami has an early lead on this 6-2, 280-pound defensive tackle from Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga. Thornton’s former teammate, linebacker Nigel Mitchell Thornton, enrolled at UT in January.

James Wright: UT is one of the first BCS schools to offer the 6-2, 180-pound receiver from Belle Chasse (La.) High School.

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OrangeMan_86 writes:

Go get em. :)

panties4tebow writes:

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

Go get them!!!!

panties4tebow writes:

Cryin', Lyin', Cheatin' panties clad LIL-meyer!!!!!!!!!

give_him_6 writes:

The RBs on the list look good but we need O-Linemen and D-Linemen in a bad way. We need to the big uglies to open the holes and protect the QB. That's where the games are won and lost. Kiffin and crew know this and they are going after them with the offer of playing very early.

orangebloodgmc writes:

So, some of these are 2011 class and some of them 2010?

panties4tebow writes:

Covict Stadium/Panties playing field formerly called the swamp.

dvhill100 writes:

Well, LK knew he had to be able to recruit. Last year's class was remarkable considering the time they had to work with. Let's see how many of these young studs they can bring in.

Hounddog writes:

Jon Feliciano: This 6-4, 285-pound offensive lineman from Western High School in Davie, Fla., is committed to Miami but that won’t stop the Vols.

Since we got Jose, this guy is a natural!

golfballs03 writes:

Serrif Floyd and De'Rick Rogers would be great. I hope that Hendrix isn't our best shot. Get Scroggins!

Hounddog writes:

in response to gatorz5:

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Does Raid make a reptile spray?

hotrodvol writes:

in response to golfballs03:

Serrif Floyd and De'Rick Rogers would be great. I hope that Hendrix isn't our best shot. Get Scroggins!

I don't claim to be nothing but an arm chair Qb, but I agree with you, Scroggins looks the better of the two on the film I've seen.

txvolsfan writes:

Big O and the full Monty are on the prowl

Voluvr writes:

I have a feeling that if we beat Georgia pretty good that the next big recruit out of Georgia is going to be Rodney Garner.

Voluvr writes:

Rodney's family was settled and he didn't want to face Richt on the fly, but as this settles and the team is launching toward a national championship, getting twice the money at UT is not the issue, it's going to be the launching pad to head coaching jobs that come out of the success.

My prediction: Rodney will be a new line coach at UT on either side of the ball.

Voluvr writes:

Next year.

drone#208075 writes:

Where's Heaps?

Voluvr writes:

in response to drone#208075:

Where's Heaps?

I think this is the new Spring offers and a lot of 2011.

For now, the answer to your question is: in Washington.
he's a midtermer and will start in January so a commitment somewhere is forthcoming.

Voluvr writes:

probably within a month.

Voluvr writes:

in response to biggestutfan:

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read the next post after the one you responded to.

Voluvr writes:

in response to Book1:

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Clawson maybe not great but he wasn't the problem in that game. We were there then UCLA started throwing under our coverage. It was Chavis that never pulled up coverage and they marched the entire second half. It was Fulmer's for not seeing it and Chavis' for not doing it. If I can see it and the media guys are talking about it for a quarter you'd think guys getting paid millions could figure it out but they could never adjust on the fly.

If you remember Kiffin made a veiled jab saying they are not going to be stubborn and force a gameplan. If it's not working we'll adjust.

Voluvr writes:

Clawson might have been the best coach on the field. If you remember how much his offense looked like Fulmer's old one. Fulmer made the comment that Clawson will run it...with my approval.

Clawson by scale ruled the conference he came from. He knows his business. He was just unfortunate to buy a ticket on the titanic.

One year for a complicated offense was impossible. Especially, when you're being told how to run it.

Voluvr writes:

in response to Book1:

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I agree Book1. We will have to est. the running game for sure. I just hope Kiffin has the philosophy to not sit on a lead. Those days are long gone. Spurrier taught everyone to play to score every series and every play.

Voluvr writes:

Good point. With our staff maybe we should go for the Super Bowl. After all, I heard that the Bears have 4 or 5 Vandy players and they are projected to be 5th in the SEC east.

Voluvr writes:

I need me some tickets to the first game. I got to had dat!
We better be up on Western, don't laugh. Their O coordinator Walter Wells is considered to be the next Spurrier.

FWBVol writes:

One of the positives that goes with all the players leaving, whether or their own or by choice of the coaching staff, is it opens up more scholarships for the 2010 signing class.

I don't mind signing a bunch of running backs. The fact is most of the RBs are the best athletes on the team. If they don't work out at running back, depending on their size and speed, they can move to DB or LB or maybe WR.

We do need to get two quarterbacks and as many linemen for both sides of the ball as possible.

12packvolfan writes:

in response to marc_ash#231781:

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I DONT THINK MARVE HAS DECIDEED YET HAS HE

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to gatorz5:

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If the vols are as mean as the original dirty dozen,they will kick some big time arse.Hope they keep up the image just as long as they stay away from violations.Get border line vols,but don't cross the line.I,for one, am glad we have this staff.This football team will make a lot of noise in a couple of years and that is why everyone is trying to find fault now.If I were low enough to be a Gator or a Bama fan,I would be very nervous tonight.

JMP_Vols writes:

in response to gatorz5:

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You took the time to look up each and every one of the guys listed and check UTs status with them.

Odd.

murrayvol writes:

in response to marc_ash#231781:

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Good advice. Wish more folks would follow the Collier model.

murrayvol writes:

in response to biggestutfan:

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And if we had beaten UCLA (by any number) last year we wouldn't be having this conversation.

murrayvol writes:

in response to Voluvr:

I have a feeling that if we beat Georgia pretty good that the next big recruit out of Georgia is going to be Rodney Garner.

He had his shot. I like our staff as is.

pdhuff#552644 writes:

in response to murrayvol:

And if we had beaten UCLA (by any number) last year we wouldn't be having this conversation.

You are correct.

We would be hearing clap-clap-clap.

MrBamSeydu writes:

Dave Hooker, you are the worst coverage man for recruiting I've ever seen. You literally left off 5 or 6 of our top targets (Ambles, Heaps, Stone, etc.) and, instead, listed players who are already committed to other schools???

KNS seriously could hire me right now and I could give better coverage/articles than this. Give me a break. That was the last straw for me, Dave Hooker is officially a moron who knows nothing about recruiting. I'd just assume listen to Rivals and Scout analysts who aren't even Tennessee-biased.

smashmouth98 writes:

Orange Swarm,

REEL THEM IN!!!!!!!!

givehim6 writes:

in response to give_him_6:

The RBs on the list look good but we need O-Linemen and D-Linemen in a bad way. We need to the big uglies to open the holes and protect the QB. That's where the games are won and lost. Kiffin and crew know this and they are going after them with the offer of playing very early.

I agree, think I counted 4 RB offers. Question is why are they wasting offers on RB UTs already loaded on RBs. Linemen on both sides is what we need, QBs a must, line backers & safeties are always good to have. Picking up a few recivers is good always. By the way like the name, you like John Ward too?

Slystone writes:

I thought we were in good on the Lattimore kid from Byrnes HS in Duncan,SC. Also the Brunetti kid from Memphis at QB. Coach Cutcliffe is going after him also. I trust Cuts eval on QB's. Brunetti maynot fit the 5 star bill, but we got to sign some QB's that are a bit less and Brunetti is a 4* QB that is in state.

RTR writes:

in response to givehim6:

I agree, think I counted 4 RB offers. Question is why are they wasting offers on RB UTs already loaded on RBs. Linemen on both sides is what we need, QBs a must, line backers & safeties are always good to have. Picking up a few recivers is good always. By the way like the name, you like John Ward too?

Never can have enough good RB's IMO. They get hurt and its good to have that combo or even a trio. I see us running at leat 4 RB's this year.

I agree you guys need lineman in a bad way. Thats where the games are won and lost. That was GA's problem last year and our greatness.

I know you guys are itching for a top notch 5 star QB. I am too lol, but a solid QB who manages games and limits his mistakes is what it takes to win in the SEC. You dont neccessarily need the Big 12 type, although it would be nice. Good receivers always help make the QB better obviously.

RTR writes:

in response to Slystone:

I thought we were in good on the Lattimore kid from Byrnes HS in Duncan,SC. Also the Brunetti kid from Memphis at QB. Coach Cutcliffe is going after him also. I trust Cuts eval on QB's. Brunetti maynot fit the 5 star bill, but we got to sign some QB's that are a bit less and Brunetti is a 4* QB that is in state.

Better lock him down. Not too many great QB's come out of TN. It happens but not too often.

abnermc writes:

in response to Slystone:

I thought we were in good on the Lattimore kid from Byrnes HS in Duncan,SC. Also the Brunetti kid from Memphis at QB. Coach Cutcliffe is going after him also. I trust Cuts eval on QB's. Brunetti maynot fit the 5 star bill, but we got to sign some QB's that are a bit less and Brunetti is a 4* QB that is in state.

Lattimore is the top recruit in the nation..overall!

Vol43 writes:

in response to JMP_Vols:

You took the time to look up each and every one of the guys listed and check UTs status with them.

Odd.

That's F uped isn't it?

Tellicovol writes:

Why are they recruiting running backs when we have the 2 top backs in the nation coming in this fall plus we have a decent back already?

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