Lineman Torrian Wilson looking for immediate playing time

Tennessee and Torrian Wilson seem like a perfect match.

The Vols are looking for offensive linemen who can make an impact during the 2010 season.

Wilson, a 6-foot-4, 315-pound offensive lineman from Northwestern High in Miami, is looking for a school that has an opportunity for early playing time.

"That's very important," Wilson said. "I want to go somewhere I know I'm going to start as a freshman or have a good chance of starting as a freshman."

Wilson believes he has a good chance to do that at UT.

Wilson realized as much while studying the Vols' depth chart with running backs coach Gran, who is recruiting Wilson.

"He showed me the offensive line and showed me the new players they got this year," Wilson said. "That's really looking good on my part."

The Vols are looking good in the battle to land Wilson. He said his top five schools are UT, Alabama, Miami, Michigan and Stanford. All five school have offered Wilson a scholarship.

Miami has its obvious advantages.

Wilson said he constantly hears from Hurricane fans hoping he'll choose the hometown school.

"It's crazy because you don't want to disappoint anyone but you know you have to make that decision for yourself," he said.

Wilson still has people on his side. He said his parents often encourage him to make his own decision.

"They both just tell me not to worry about it," Wilson said. "They say, 'You just have to do what you have to do.' "

Michigan is an intriguing team to watch with Wilson, who said he grew up rooting for the Wolverines.

Wilson, who took an unofficial visit to Michigan for the Wolverines' spring game last month, said he likes Michigan's physical style of play.

"I liked (former Michigan tackle) Jake Long and liked watching the offensive line go after the defensive line every play," Wilson said.

Wilson said he plans to visit schools on his list this summer but has yet to finalize any plans.

Josh Ward is a freelance contributor.

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Comments » 47

golfballs03 writes:

Torrain would be awesome!

kmarti26 writes:

first

RoadTrip writes:

Good info, Josh.

Go get him gang. Show him his new starting position next season. Way to go Coach G!!!

golfballs03 writes:

in response to golfballs03:

Torrain would be awesome!

OC Brown and James Stone too. We need to lock those two guys down.

txvolsfan writes:

Coach Gran is really carrying his recruiting weight

rclarkfork#639958 writes:

Go Get him coaches...sounds like a good one. They seem to be off to a great start in recruiting for next year. Would sure like to see a top 5 class.

HollySpringsVOL writes:

in response to kmarti26:

first

This was a stupid post made even more pathetic by being second. At least form a complete sentence when you post.

panties4tebow writes:

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

FEAR KIFFIN & COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE ARE UT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yabadabadoo1026 writes:

in response to kmarti26:

first

you continue the long line of first losers who cant even get that right

hotrodvol writes:

in response to txvolsfan:

Coach Gran is really carrying his recruiting weight

It sounds like Coach Gran is hot right now, Lots of talent in S.Florida.

teampenny#658108 writes:

Sounds promising hope he gives us a verbal. We will need to rely on freshman the next couple of years-usually this is not a positive thing. Go Vols

hotrodvol writes:

http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/...

#2 guard in the country.

old_number1 writes:

in response to robvols:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

You know, We are just now getting to see this all-star recruiting staff in action. And Kiffin isn't even out there yet. I knew this would be good!

chargervol writes:

Michigan seems to be a strong contender. They are going to tell him he will come in and start right away. That's recruiting. He has been to Michigan and seen them first hand. As far as Tennessee goes, we won't promise him early playing time, he will look at the depth chart and know he will have a good shot at early playing time. I'm sure the coaches will do their very best to get him to Knoxville for 4 years. GO VOLS!!!

pdhuff#552644 writes:

Throw him a bone.

Let him see the 1998 NCG.

Anything to repair the mess we are in.

the10sevol writes:

if stanford has offered, apparently no worries on the academic side...

utvolz#637682 writes:

in response to kmarti26:

first

And don't you look like another "first" who wasn't? You dumbazz!

Volomatic writes:

heres a linebacker thats gonna be a good pickup that we're not going after yet

Vinnie Mauro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7v_tP...

Volomatic writes:

in response to Volomatic:

heres a linebacker thats gonna be a good pickup that we're not going after yet

Vinnie Mauro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7v_tP...

only rated a three star by rivals but I think that will change

teampenny#658108 writes:

in response to chargervol:

Michigan seems to be a strong contender. They are going to tell him he will come in and start right away. That's recruiting. He has been to Michigan and seen them first hand. As far as Tennessee goes, we won't promise him early playing time, he will look at the depth chart and know he will have a good shot at early playing time. I'm sure the coaches will do their very best to get him to Knoxville for 4 years. GO VOLS!!!

Not likely to stay all four if he is the stud he appears to be. Go Vols

Voluvr writes:

Yep. Early playing time and NFL prep under the best coaching staff in the country in the best conference at the best venue in the brightest spot of the national spotlight not to mention National Championship bound within 3 yrs.

eefor10c writes:

Interesting how the best information on this site does not come from the KNS sport staff.

mercuryvol writes:

UT's rep as a defensive power + CMK at the defensive helm are better draws and therefore easier recruiting has happened on the D side.I'd make the D my #1 priority,too.Suspect that when the exclusion period is over we will see the real power of this staff start to focus on the offense recruitment;if it mirrors the success that we've had so far I think we're gonna be impressed.

volsare1 writes:

wheres the Gatorz on this recruit...i guess hes a 4 star and number 2 in the position..they know they have nothing smart to say about this article

Laydbakvol writes:

kmarti26, Its ok. At least you tried. Don't let all of those losers who get their tbow panties tied in a knot because of your being first (ok, second) get to you. If they were honest with themselves they'd admit that they were just jealous. It takes guts to post the word "first" not knowing if someone else has actually posted first while you are busy typing the word "first". Kudos!

mercuryvol writes:

in response to Lostballnhighweeds:

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yer right LBHW.Smart+ability in any sport adds up to double tough.

yabadabadoo1026 writes:

in response to Laydbakvol:

kmarti26, Its ok. At least you tried. Don't let all of those losers who get their tbow panties tied in a knot because of your being first (ok, second) get to you. If they were honest with themselves they'd admit that they were just jealous. It takes guts to post the word "first" not knowing if someone else has actually posted first while you are busy typing the word "first". Kudos!

ohhhhh yeah we're jealous--we wish we had low IQ too----takes guts?????--nooo, it takes missing chromosones instead------this loser has 14 total posts and 14 "firsts" or attempts at such---he must be so proud----you show your immaturity by supporting such stupidity

Laydbakvol writes:

in response to yabadabadoo1026:

ohhhhh yeah we're jealous--we wish we had low IQ too----takes guts?????--nooo, it takes missing chromosones instead------this loser has 14 total posts and 14 "firsts" or attempts at such---he must be so proud----you show your immaturity by supporting such stupidity

You counted his posts? Hmm.

MrKnoxville writes:

Well boys...I have been running into alot of folks out here in L.A. close to J. Scroggins....I work in Cerritos & live in Long Beach....both next to Lakewood, Ca.

Many and I say many folks, parents/kids, close to the football program don't have many good words to say about this kid....his character being the MAJOR problem.

To sum up what these folks say...you can take the thug out of the ghetto but you won't take the ghetto out of the thug.

I was shocked to hear this at first. Then after hearing multiple people all at different places/times basically repeat it the same thing makes me really wonder if this is the type of young man we want as our offensive general....it makes me question his leadership on the field.

I am planning on going to some of his high school games this year to see him in action. Some of the other comments I heard is he likes to throw the ball away vs. make a play or make all of his reads.

Who knows...this could be folks jealous of this kid being in the spot light or the could be dead on how this kid is...but if they are right about Scroggins then ALL WE CAN HOPE IS HE GOES TO THE UNIVERSITY OF FELONS & BECOMES A GATOR!!!! Tennessee doesn't need a cancer....especially at the QB position.

pdhuff#552644 writes:

I could tolerate Atilla the Hun if he could sling it and stay away from the KPD.

belayvol writes:

in response to pdhuff#552644:

I could tolerate Atilla the Hun if he could sling it and stay away from the KPD.

We can't use Atilla. He runs the spread, his shuttle time is too slow, and he is too short to see over the line.

pdhuff#552644 writes:

in response to belayvol:

We can't use Atilla. He runs the spread, his shuttle time is too slow, and he is too short to see over the line.

How is his bounce-passing?

txvolsfan writes:

in response to pdhuff#552644:

I could tolerate Atilla the Hun if he could sling it and stay away from the KPD.

I'm with you man, Stones Kiffin doesn't seem to take any phooey!!! If we get the kid he has to know that he can get booked on a return flight very easily!!!
Go Vols!!!
recruit, recruit, recruit!!!

iowavol writes:

in response to kmarti26:

first

Yes indeed you are the first moron.

Looks like the kid has the size and attitude. If he like the physical style of Michigan, than the pro-style offense and the Kifin lead pro-like defensive personnel coming in 2010 should suit him just right.

GREATVOLSAFIRE writes:

I'll be glad when Heaps commits to us, this is driving me crazy! We need a QB now! GO VOLS!!!!

BigOrangeJeff writes:

Notice how Stanford's name keeps popping up on a lot of highly-rated recruits? I wonder if Harbaugh is brewing something big out there?

Slystone writes:

in response to golfballs03:

OC Brown and James Stone too. We need to lock those two guys down.

Golfie couldn't agree with you more. Stone is a stud and Brown is a monster. On paper we are building the right blocks to getting this team back in the winning tradition of the 90's. Just would like to see less drama from the HC and more recruiting like what Gran is doing.

footballtime writes:

well during recruiting people will say any comment to drag another down the tube plain and simple..who knows the true motivation but the fact is scroggins has no arrest record well nothing the public knows about...and as for this offensive lineman keep in mind great lineman attract great running backs and great quaterbacks

yabadabadoo1026 writes:

in response to Laydbakvol:

You counted his posts? Hmm.

didnt have to count, it told me------but I'd bet you cant count to 14---not enough fingers and toes for low IQ losers like you first dopes

givehim6 writes:

This is real good, but will he be a vol went it's time to put it to ink?

tractoronthepole writes:

Looks like gran is the man. Ogeron better show us you can't be outworked, go find the number 1 guy and sign him. Time for recruiting results from our linbacker coach.

Orange Swarm!!!! Comming to a city near you to take players from gators, bulldogs, and canes.

volsare1 writes:

in response to TarHeelsRule:

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this guy or girl is an idiot...go to your basketall forums and talk there..u cant talk football stuff because carolina has never had a team EVER..so go enjoy ur championship cause its gonna be the last one u will have for a loooonng time..you all just lost everyone

Laydbakvol writes:

in response to yabadabadoo1026:

didnt have to count, it told me------but I'd bet you cant count to 14---not enough fingers and toes for low IQ losers like you first dopes

But you had to look, didn't you? The point is, if you keep letting the firsters get to you, you'll die young of a perforated ulcer. Chill out and let them have their little fun. They're better to have around than the trolls.

1974Vol writes:

I know its early and none of these kids has signed yet, but man are our coaches recuiting Florida or what? Seems like every other kid we're chasing is from the sunshine state. Lot's of good ones down there. Sign'em up!

ballewville6 writes:

WE NEED TO SIGN A FEW GOOD BIG OFFENSIVE LINEMEN THAT COULD BE ABLE TO START OR ATLEAST GET ALOT OF PLAYING TIME AS A FREASHMEN AND IF HE IS AS GOOD AS SAID HE COULD BE AN ALL AMERICAN BY HIS JUNIOR OR SENIOR YEAR GO GET HIM COACHES RECRUIT THE KID TELL HIM THE FACTS IF HE HAS THE GRADES AND IS GOOD ENOUGH HE WILL PLAY QUICK AND BLOCK FOR SOME GOOD RUNNING BACKS

sameolvolalum writes:

in response to volsare1:

this guy or girl is an idiot...go to your basketall forums and talk there..u cant talk football stuff because carolina has never had a team EVER..so go enjoy ur championship cause its gonna be the last one u will have for a loooonng time..you all just lost everyone

Hey, Bro. We all know that when Daniel West was academically disqualified the team's chemistry couldn't work---due to a shortage of a true point guard. I'd say genuine Tarheel fans probably could recognize this. That being said between us, this moron is a TROLL and the best thing to do is DON'T RESPOND. Go Vols!

Colliervol writes:

No question that immediate playing time is available for an offensive lineman next year. In the immortal words of Delmar: "Come on in boys. The water's fine."

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