Vols still after QB for 2010

Marve transferring to Purdue, not UT

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Cross quarterback Robert Marve off the list.

Although it was hardly a shock, the transfer from Miami selected Purdue over Tennessee on Thursday afternoon.

"I'm ready to get back on the field and just have some fun," Marve said following his televised announcement on ESPN.

Marve repeated sentiments he offered in an interview with the News Sentinel earlier this week, that he is comfortable with the Boilermakers' coaching staff and Purdue's spread offense, which he said is similar to what he ran at Plant High School in Tampa, Fla.

UT's recruiting staff had its hands tied since it couldn't openly contact Marve in light of Miami's decision not to freely release him to UT. As per NCAA rules, Marve couldn't talk to UT's coaches and would have had to pay for his own schooling for a year had he chosen to be a Vol. Marve will be on scholarship immediately at Purdue.

A Mr. Football winner in Florida as a high school senior in 2006, Marve started 11 games for Miami last season. He completed 116 of 213 passes for 1,293 yards with nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He was suspended for two games last season before announcing he would transfer.

With Marve off the board, UT's quarterback recruiting figures to hit a lull for the remainder of May.

Don't expect another quarterback to receive a scholarship offer from UT until prospects begin showing up on campus during the first week of June for Vols' first summer camp.

UT is still firmly in the running for three of the four quarterbacks they've offered: Jake Heaps from Skyline High in Sammamish, Wash., Andrew Hendrix from Moeller High in Cincinnati and Jesse Scroggins from Lakeland (Calif.) High. UT has also offered Blake Bell from Bishop Carroll High in Wichita, Kan., but he is committed to Oklahoma.

The Vols have only one scholarship quarterback, junior Nick Stephens, slated to be on the roster next spring. Mike Rozier, a former pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization, will enroll for the first session of summer school in June and will be a walk-on. He has not taken a snap at quarterback since 2004 when he played for Henry County High School in Stockbridge, Ga.

It's possible that UT could sign more than one quarterback for the 2010 class, especially if the Vols like what they see from some junior college prospects.

UT will evaluate Cameron Newton from Blinn Community College in Brenham, Texas, and Matt Simms from El Camino Community College in Torrance, Calif., this fall.

Newton left Florida after he was found in possession of a stolen laptop.

Simms transferred from Louisville in search of more playing time. He is the younger brother of NFL quarterback Chris Simms and the son of former NFL quarterback Phil Simms.

UT's desire, however, to pursue such alternative plans will rely heavily on what it is able to accomplish this summer. Most highly rated quarterbacks commit before their senior season.

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Comments » 73

MrKnoxville writes:

First is for suckers and so is this big breaking news.

stayingorange writes:

As many times as I've read Marve say how much he likes the spread offense I don't understand why Ut wanted him or why we care that he chose Purdue. I see the need to consider these transfer guys, but I sure would rather bring in a top gun freshman.

redhorsevol writes:

didnt need him anyway.didnt need the baggage.

McIntireIMP writes:

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McIntireIMP writes:

wasn't Crompton a 5 star. I wish he could stick around a couple more years.

golfballs03 writes:

What about Munchie???

gnm53108 writes:

in response to McIntireIMP:

wasn't Crompton a 5 star. I wish he could stick around a couple more years.

Advice...don the kevlar.

DCFloridaGatorz69 writes:

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smashmouth98 writes:

i was not impressed with Marve while he was at Miami. He seemed to make the same mistakes and was not that accurate.

Orange Swarm

Reel Them IN!!!!

old_number1 writes:

Well, I guess DC got banned again. That was Dcfloridagatorz69's first post. Don't respond to him!

sameolvolalum writes:

The first one of you who responds to the interlopers takes the lame loser's award. Don't let the flies in,gentlemen. Keep it under control. A nice forum minus moronic banter would be most pleasant and would set a precedent. DON'T LET THE FLIES IN. If one of you gives in to the urge, we will call you out on it. Go Vols!

gnm53108 writes:

in response to smashmouth98:

i was not impressed with Marve while he was at Miami. He seemed to make the same mistakes and was not that accurate.

Orange Swarm

Reel Them IN!!!!

6 or half dozen...we already have our qb on campus.Nick will eventually be our starting qb this year and he wont give it up in 10.

sameolvolalum writes:

in response to redhorsevol:

didnt need him anyway.didnt need the baggage.

I agree. If we were to pick up a transfer I think Cam Newton would provide a more capable possibility at qb. Scroggins,Heaps, Munchie (yes, he's the real deal) and the kid from Texas are all decent maybes. redhorsevol, I own a ranch called the Red Horse Farm in Bethune SC. I actually have some red (sorrell) horses, so your moniker's interesting. I'm considering putting together an aqha trail ride for Vol fans this fall. 'Know anybody that would be interested? Tally Ho Vols!

DCFloridaGatorz69 writes:

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ClearVol writes:

Marve didn't impress me either, however, the strength coach at ole miss does. With this guys history at T, why the heck is he not already on staff. Dudes a winner. We need a winner here for these guys to look up to.

tennezz writes:

Don`t read these Idiot lopers post and you will not feel a need to respond! You know who they are! This will take all the fun out of it for them!!!

GR82BaTennesseeVOL writes:

in response to ClearVol:

Marve didn't impress me either, however, the strength coach at ole miss does. With this guys history at T, why the heck is he not already on staff. Dudes a winner. We need a winner here for these guys to look up to.

Who the heck are you talking about? Maybe i misunderstood: when you said "With this guy[']s history at T", i took that "T" to mean Tennessee. Ole Miss's strength coach is Don Decker, whom i don't believe has any history at Tennessee. Please explain or clarify!

10volunteers98 writes:

BIG DEAL.I`D RATHER SEE THE VOLS GET NEWTON.AND MAYBE NEXT JESSE SCROGGINS.I`M STILL HOLDING OUT HOPE FOR A HEAPS.

ClearVol writes:

I do have a question. Seeing as qb is on everyones mind, would u rather find a Brandon Stewart or Peyton Manning? Don't answer too quickly. Clearly Peyton will go down as one of our most favorite sons and a huge T ambassador and I only site BS as an obvious unknown potential.. Stewart, the hotter prospect. Peyton, the "sleeper". Just a thought.

GR82BaTennesseeVOL writes:

in response to GR82BaTennesseeVOL:

Who the heck are you talking about? Maybe i misunderstood: when you said "With this guy[']s history at T", i took that "T" to mean Tennessee. Ole Miss's strength coach is Don Decker, whom i don't believe has any history at Tennessee. Please explain or clarify!

Sorry, ClearVol! I think you meant Aaron Ausmus, who i guess USED to be the guy at Ole Miss? Here's Ole Miss's CURRENT staff: http://www.olemisssports.com/SportSel...

Sorry for the confusion and for not knowing who Aaron Ausmus was (i just found out about him on another thread).

GO VOLS!

Oh, and yes, i think Ausmus would be a GREAT choice!

andy112382#209793 writes:

Well scout says we are in the top 3 for Jake Heaps w/ BYU and Washington and are very much in the running, he is suppose to decide before summer.

Scroggins would be great, too, and he has family in Tennessee.

Hendrix seems solid from what I have seen and read.

There are a handful of other guys the coaches have been evaulating, like at least 4 or 5 other high school QBs, Zach Lee from Texas being one.

Everywhere (other then this wonderful info hub *note sarcasm*) has said look for us to get 2-3 QBs in this class, unlike above it says we 'may get more than one'.

My guess is we get either Heaps or Scroggins and Hendrix or Lee (or one of the others I can't remember names of at the moment) and maybe a JC QB, that would give us 2 or 3 there.

andy112382#209793 writes:

Oh, and please no to Simms, all I remember is a video on ESPN where he was leaving the field of a rival game on the opposing teams field and flicking off the crowd with both hands while walking by everyone......seems like a....wait, that sounds just like a teebow wearing swamp rat from the lizardville, would fit right in with Urban 'The Snake' Meyers.

ClearVol writes:

Yep, my bad gr8, should have made that note of the date. Not sure where he is today. Any idea?

ClearVol writes:

No simms, no how. Double birding the crowd-hadn't heard that one. Keep that ego in Texas, the real UT don't need it.

ballewville6 writes:

i would just like to land 1 or possible 2 of qbs on our list of qb we are trying to get .a good qb and some more o linemen and a big reciever to go along with our running backs and our deadly defense we will have would set us up 5 stae de 5 star cb and big delinemen so far with a linebacker who seems more like eric dickerson at 6,3 235 and with wideout speed at 4.35 and the number 10 class this year studded by running backs bryce brown and others and cb janzen jensen,we are a good qb and a class of needs to get top 5 class for 2010 we will be great

belayvol writes:

Everyone check back Sat. afternoon. There are rumblings that we sign another recruit sometime today. No word on who it might be. Soon as i hear one way or the other, i will update.

volsfaninlsucountry writes:

in response to sameolvolalum:

I agree. If we were to pick up a transfer I think Cam Newton would provide a more capable possibility at qb. Scroggins,Heaps, Munchie (yes, he's the real deal) and the kid from Texas are all decent maybes. redhorsevol, I own a ranch called the Red Horse Farm in Bethune SC. I actually have some red (sorrell) horses, so your moniker's interesting. I'm considering putting together an aqha trail ride for Vol fans this fall. 'Know anybody that would be interested? Tally Ho Vols!

not saying i could actually make it for sure, but would stronly consider it, i have 2 quater horses and i thorobred and one tenn walker. and as far as Marve, I really dont feel so sure he would of chose UT even with a scholarship, but i what do i know, i just live down here in louisana and hear nothing but things about LSU,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, But GO VOLS

BSweet writes:

in response to stayingorange:

As many times as I've read Marve say how much he likes the spread offense I don't understand why Ut wanted him or why we care that he chose Purdue. I see the need to consider these transfer guys, but I sure would rather bring in a top gun freshman.

I'm not sure UT wanted Marve. If the staff couldn't talk to him, and he couldn't talk to the staff, then any reported interest on UT's part is speculation.

panties4tebow writes:

in response to DCFloridaGatorz69:

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you suck gators!!!!!!!

dvhill100 writes:

in response to panties4tebow:

you suck gators!!!!!!!

Just couldn't resist, could you? :)

PumpUptheVOLume writes:

This whole thing was a joke and a waste of web space! We need to start going GREEN on stories like this so we can save room in cyber space for stories about QB's we really want.

GO VOLS!!!

gatorzwearstebowpanties writes:

in response to ClearVol:

I do have a question. Seeing as qb is on everyones mind, would u rather find a Brandon Stewart or Peyton Manning? Don't answer too quickly. Clearly Peyton will go down as one of our most favorite sons and a huge T ambassador and I only site BS as an obvious unknown potential.. Stewart, the hotter prospect. Peyton, the "sleeper". Just a thought.

Bobnotavolbutagator would choose Peyton. He has great man love for him

99gator writes:

from matt hayes of the sporting news.....

"Tennessee. A decline with an asterisk: The Vols have serious personnel issues, and it's going to take more than one big recruiting class to fix it. Given time -- and a ton of patience -- new coach Lane Kiffin will bring championship-caliber talent to Knoxville. You can't win big games in the SEC without an elite quarterback or a team full of experience protecting a quarterback who doesn't make mistakes. Right now, Tennessee isn't close to either.

This fall won't be much better than last year, and the Vols likely will start a true freshman at quarterback in 2010. Again, not a good sign in the meat-grinder conference. By 2011, we'll know if Tennessee will make the turn under Kiffin"

gatorzwearstebowpanties writes:

District of Columbia Gator and GatorZ5 are obviously the same butt wipe

belayvol writes:

in response to gatorzwearstebowpanties:

District of Columbia Gator and GatorZ5 are obviously the same butt wipe

Great Scott! You may be on to something here. You have to admit, it is a Charmin idea with a Bounty of possibilities. They are the Angel Soft posters at GVX.

boro_vol writes:

Aaron Ausmus is currently at University of North Texas.

ethanfrome writes:

in response to sameolvolalum:

The first one of you who responds to the interlopers takes the lame loser's award. Don't let the flies in,gentlemen. Keep it under control. A nice forum minus moronic banter would be most pleasant and would set a precedent. DON'T LET THE FLIES IN. If one of you gives in to the urge, we will call you out on it. Go Vols!

As of 8:07 A.M. Vol fans are doing well, except for panties4tebow...he couldn't help himself.

Don't let the flies in dude.

vol88 writes:

I don't think we missed out on much here.

chad_t31 writes:

in response to 99gator:

from matt hayes of the sporting news.....

"Tennessee. A decline with an asterisk: The Vols have serious personnel issues, and it's going to take more than one big recruiting class to fix it. Given time -- and a ton of patience -- new coach Lane Kiffin will bring championship-caliber talent to Knoxville. You can't win big games in the SEC without an elite quarterback or a team full of experience protecting a quarterback who doesn't make mistakes. Right now, Tennessee isn't close to either.

This fall won't be much better than last year, and the Vols likely will start a true freshman at quarterback in 2010. Again, not a good sign in the meat-grinder conference. By 2011, we'll know if Tennessee will make the turn under Kiffin"

Who the he** is matt hayes supposed to be? Nostradamus?

hotrodvol writes:

in response to ballewville6:

i would just like to land 1 or possible 2 of qbs on our list of qb we are trying to get .a good qb and some more o linemen and a big reciever to go along with our running backs and our deadly defense we will have would set us up 5 stae de 5 star cb and big delinemen so far with a linebacker who seems more like eric dickerson at 6,3 235 and with wideout speed at 4.35 and the number 10 class this year studded by running backs bryce brown and others and cb janzen jensen,we are a good qb and a class of needs to get top 5 class for 2010 we will be great

aah, waht he siad. lol

GO VOLS!!!

txvolsfan writes:

I believe in Kiffin to evaluate and bring in the right fit to the program!!!

Interlopers are like kerr dogs, you feed them they come back, YOU IGNORE THEY GO AWAY!!!!

beartn#223846 writes:

<<I'll take being in the running for Heaps, Scroggins and Hendrix. These guys are all elite prospects. That's better than in the recent past. >>

Tajh Boyd is an elite QB from this class that Kiffin turned down. I like this staff's chances in recruiting a top QB for next year, but it would suck if Boyd stars at Clemson and we don't sign one of our top targets for next year. I think the big stumbling block could be our lack of OL returning after this season. We have one OL committed so far, but need to get some more so the QB is confident that he will get good protection.

old_number1 writes:

in response to Book1:

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Book, We've got to continue to be an example for the rest of the Vol fans on here!Am I going to respond? NOT ME!!

voloffaith writes:

in response to beartn#223846:

<<I'll take being in the running for Heaps, Scroggins and Hendrix. These guys are all elite prospects. That's better than in the recent past. >>

Tajh Boyd is an elite QB from this class that Kiffin turned down. I like this staff's chances in recruiting a top QB for next year, but it would suck if Boyd stars at Clemson and we don't sign one of our top targets for next year. I think the big stumbling block could be our lack of OL returning after this season. We have one OL committed so far, but need to get some more so the QB is confident that he will get good protection.

Boyd was injured and not to play this year.

So Boyd would have sat on the pine this year anyway.

hotrodvol writes:

Here's a prediction this DT commits after his visit, and the QBs will come don't worry.

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/866787.html

NashvillePreds writes:

in response to 99gator:

from matt hayes of the sporting news.....

"Tennessee. A decline with an asterisk: The Vols have serious personnel issues, and it's going to take more than one big recruiting class to fix it. Given time -- and a ton of patience -- new coach Lane Kiffin will bring championship-caliber talent to Knoxville. You can't win big games in the SEC without an elite quarterback or a team full of experience protecting a quarterback who doesn't make mistakes. Right now, Tennessee isn't close to either.

This fall won't be much better than last year, and the Vols likely will start a true freshman at quarterback in 2010. Again, not a good sign in the meat-grinder conference. By 2011, we'll know if Tennessee will make the turn under Kiffin"

Go to hell.

Why are you on here anyway?

You "expert" is a self described Kiffin hater.

Your gay tors time is coming to an end.

lildhoss76ut#638162 writes:

GO VOLS !!!

dw0731 writes:

in response to txvolsfan:

I believe in Kiffin to evaluate and bring in the right fit to the program!!!

Interlopers are like kerr dogs, you feed them they come back, YOU IGNORE THEY GO AWAY!!!!

I believe clk can bring the talent and hopefully will having playing at championship level soon. Hate to be a what about the 09 season but what about it. It would be hard to imagine being as bad offensively as last but is the cupboard so bare we will struggle to be 6-6? My only concern with clk is his lips are flapping and he has never won a game as a college head coach. Absolutely must have better offensive play and I say start Nuke right away. Must have separation because the ol won't give him 5 sec in pocket. Will clk use shotgun more and can he run effectively out of the formation.

lildhoss76ut#638162 writes:

in response to dw0731:

I believe clk can bring the talent and hopefully will having playing at championship level soon. Hate to be a what about the 09 season but what about it. It would be hard to imagine being as bad offensively as last but is the cupboard so bare we will struggle to be 6-6? My only concern with clk is his lips are flapping and he has never won a game as a college head coach. Absolutely must have better offensive play and I say start Nuke right away. Must have separation because the ol won't give him 5 sec in pocket. Will clk use shotgun more and can he run effectively out of the formation.

09 is a success if we make a bowl. CLK has to get his players and schemes in to really be able to get to the next level.As far as his flapping lips go I say flap on.When have you seen this much excitement for football in the off season and a steady stream of quality players wanting to be Vols.GO VOLS!GO CLK!Be patient.

ethanfrome writes:

in response to old_number1:

Book, We've got to continue to be an example for the rest of the Vol fans on here!Am I going to respond? NOT ME!!

I'm with you guys. Don't feed the stray dogs.

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