Three offensive linemen to visit Vols this weekend

Tennessee will host three official visitors this weekend. All are offensive linemen.

John Cullen is a 6-foot-6, 280-pounder from Fullerton (Calif.) Community College. Cullen is also considering Utah, Arizona State and Kansas State. Cullen could provide immediate help for the Vols, who will lose six of their top offensive linemen this year.

Chaz Green is a 6-6, 290-pounder from Tampa (Fla.) Catholic High. He has reportedly said Florida is his leader.

Jawuan James was a one-time Alabama commitment who pulled that pledge last month. That opens the door for UT, as well as Georgia, LSU and UCLA. The 6-6, 295-pounder is from North Gwinnett High in Suwanee, Ga.

Homeward Bound: Safety Matt Elam from Dwyer High in West Palm Beach High School is planning on holding true to his Florida commitment.

“I talked to my coach a little,” Elam told The Palm Beach Post, referring to Gators coach Urban Meyer. “We talked about the safety situation and our relationship.

“I committed for a reason. I’m not going to back down. It’s all Florida.”

The Post reported that Elam is now signing every text message, “#22 UF BOUND.” Elam was considering UT and took an official visit to Knoxville last weekend. He was also considering West Virginia.

Newbies: Georgia coach Mark Richt has certainly noticed the impact that first-year coaches have had in the SEC.

“Tennessee, Auburn, even when coach (Houston) Nutt went to Ole Miss last year, when those guys come in new they definitely create a buzz,” Richt told the Athens Banner-Herald.

UT hired Lane Kiffin and Auburn hired Gene Chizik following the 2008 season.

The Vols and Tigers rank seventh and 24th in recruiting for the 2010 class, respectively, according to Scout.com. Georgia is ranked sixth.

That’s Rank: Athlon released its first top 100 prospects in the nation. Several UT prospects were on the list, including the following commitments: receiver Markeith Ambles (42), defensive end Brandon Willis (47), receiver DeMarco Cobbs (48), defensive end Jacques Smith (58) and defensive end Corey Miller (72).

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Comments » 129

Agee_Vols_82 writes:

Sign'em all
Orange Swarm
Reel'em In!!!!!

Go Vols!!!

mbible1utk#324980 writes:

we could use a big weekend from the fans and team alike... Neyland needs to show the magic

armyvol22 writes:

I think UT will get some good OL just because they are loosing so many and CK will play young guys. Let's hook'em and bring them in.
GBO

DC_Vol writes:

Wow sounds like Elam played UT's interest into some one on one time with Coach Meyers. Last week he was feelling a little insecure regarding his playing time with Florida recruiting so many other cornerbacks. He was talking about West Virginia and UT being possible places he would like to play. He really loved UT a hole bunch until he talked with Meyer. Sounds like Meyer must have sweetened to the pot to Elam's benefit. I swear these kids don't mean anything they say anymore. Even though UT missed out on a great prospect, I really want kids who have a great desire to play for our University. You win some and you lose some, but don't doubt UT will get more than most. Go Vols!

Volunatic writes:

The bama fans are saying they didn't want Jawuan James anyway.

Volsrbest writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie:

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We don't need Elam as much as we do Luc. Let's hope we can still steal him!

Go Vols!

givehim6 writes:

Hope we get all 3, Lord knows we need to reload on the O line. But Culluns the only one I fill good about.

oldvolsarge writes:

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That's what happens when nobody throws the ball in your area. If I remember correctly, he did catch one from panty waist when he screws up and threw it in his direction.

Kawryder20 writes:

in response to DaMan:

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Does anyone know how the coaching situation at ND is going this season? i heard there might be an opening next season....."We are doing great things here, and i have no intention on going to Utah." "We are building a great great program, I'm not interested in Florida." "Florida is my home, i love it here and will not go to Notre Dame." See a trend here?

Voluvr writes:

STOP BOOING CROMPTON. RECRUITS DONT KNOW ITS TOWARD CROMPTON. THEY THINK ITS TOWARD THE PROGRAM. WAKE UP.

JC IS THERE SO WE CAN RECRUIT AND HOLD A FROSH QB NEXT YEAR THAT WANTS TO PLAY IMMEDIATELY. WITH NS STARTING, WE CAN'T SAY THAT.

BE SMART PEOPLE.

Voluvr writes:

in response to Kawryder20:

Does anyone know how the coaching situation at ND is going this season? i heard there might be an opening next season....."We are doing great things here, and i have no intention on going to Utah." "We are building a great great program, I'm not interested in Florida." "Florida is my home, i love it here and will not go to Notre Dame." See a trend here?

Post that comment at gatortailgating.com.

TDTN writes:

Where are all these homo bama and fla interlopers coming from. I guess if bama or fla was my team I would spend my time on someone else's website too. What pathetic losers. Their mothers must have denied them the sugarbooby when they were little.

chad_t31 writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie:

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Thank God I'm not.

tennezz writes:

in response to TennesseeBigMan:

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Is that you Ike, I will meet you at the OK Corral at 12 noon!

Kawryder20 writes:

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3. Or is he just really that good? Face it. te answer is #3. He is a true Athlete and can play just about any defensive position. Reminds me of a Safety that plays for the steelers(hhmm wonder who?) thats all over the field..... yea EB is that good. deal with it.....

Joevolsxtra writes:

Bring on the big nastys. I want 5 of the meanest, ugliest, booger eatin', crack showin', defense hatin', bar-b-q lickin', dirty SOB's lane can find!

Kawryder20 writes:

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Actually Meyer didn't have a chance to go to ND in 2005. But he did say that coaching at ND would be his.... god how did he say that again?...."dream job". ND wanted CW..plain an simple, at the time they had no interest in Meyer. Now they do. All im saying is, he's turned on his word many time before, don't be surprised if he does it again. I would be surprised if/when CW gets the can that Meyer doesn't go to ND. I don't care if you agree with me or not. The chances of Meyer Going to ND are greater than Us getting rid of Kiffin.

VolunteerLifer writes:

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Good. That'll be enough time for Kiffin to beat him 5 straight years.

VolunteerLifer writes:

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You'd better get em. You're gonna need em.

sizeDD writes:

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DuhMan and DirtbagCharlie need to worry about the bump on Tebow's head a little more than what is going on here. Urban needs to use more of those great skill players he recruits instead of depending on his QB to make all the plays. Correction: this defensive staff has taken the "best" defensive player in the country and put him in position to make plays other than interceptions. Get a clue.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to Kawryder20:

Does anyone know how the coaching situation at ND is going this season? i heard there might be an opening next season....."We are doing great things here, and i have no intention on going to Utah." "We are building a great great program, I'm not interested in Florida." "Florida is my home, i love it here and will not go to Notre Dame." See a trend here?

Notre Dame is 4-1 and junior QB Jimmy Clausen is a top-five Heisman candidate. Besides, Weis has about six years to go on a 10-year contract with a pretty hefty buyout. It would have taken a pretty disastrous year for ND to fire him and they are not having one. They may not be a NC candidate this year, but they are better than they have been. I know some Vol fans like to twit the Gators about Meyer going to ND, but it doesn't look like there will be an opening there anytime soon. Let's just concentrate on getting the Vols better so we can beat Meyer at Florida and not dream about him going elsewhere.

TommyJack writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie:

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No chance

johnlg00 writes:

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Yeah, that does seem like how you roll, tough guy. Why would anybody decent want to come play for fans like you?

sizeDD writes:

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You would probably miss because it would take a little bit of intelligence to make sure your hand came in contact with someone's face. Based on your ignorant comments I would say that would be a stretch at best. Fans of teams support team/program and not individuals but I guess you already knew that right?

tennezz writes:

in response to TDTN:

Where are all these homo bama and fla interlopers coming from. I guess if bama or fla was my team I would spend my time on someone else's website too. What pathetic losers. Their mothers must have denied them the sugarbooby when they were little.

These azzholes got kicked off their own site...no one else will alow them on their site! They know whats coming and they think their useless post will delay it!

johnlg00 writes:

All Vol fans attending Saturday's game, please try to stifle all the "Tennessee'Big'Men" around you so the prospects won't think ALL Vol fans are stupid blowhards. We could use ALL those guys visiting, and I have no doubt that all those so-called fans booing Crompton don't help us AT ALL.

NeylandWest writes:

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Plz tell your mom to stop sexting me.

Ironcity writes:

in response to TennesseeBigMan:

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Wow Voluvr UT Big Man is going to search and find you and punch your face no matter who tells him to shut up. He must really not like you.

TommyJack writes:

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He's the one that said it is his DREAM JOB. Just want him to be happy.

appalachianvol writes:

in response to Joevolsxtra:

Bring on the big nastys. I want 5 of the meanest, ugliest, booger eatin', crack showin', defense hatin', bar-b-q lickin', dirty SOB's lane can find!

Well Said! I would only add- snot knockers!
Go Big Orange

Down_The_Field writes:

in response to DC_Vol:

Wow sounds like Elam played UT's interest into some one on one time with Coach Meyers. Last week he was feelling a little insecure regarding his playing time with Florida recruiting so many other cornerbacks. He was talking about West Virginia and UT being possible places he would like to play. He really loved UT a hole bunch until he talked with Meyer. Sounds like Meyer must have sweetened to the pot to Elam's benefit. I swear these kids don't mean anything they say anymore. Even though UT missed out on a great prospect, I really want kids who have a great desire to play for our University. You win some and you lose some, but don't doubt UT will get more than most. Go Vols!

maybe urb crier call him while he was on his visit with us. we do know that kiffin didn't call the kid while he was talking to crier.

if you study monte's past, we know that he was spinning players down (i.e., get safeties to play LB and LBs to play DL or get RBs to play LB) in the nfl before it got popular in the nfl and before teams in college were doing it. maybe this kid was told he'd be a LB and he didn't like it. monte is notorious for playing undersized, fast, but exceptional tacklers on defense. just look at what he does with berry.

keep in mind this, the three LBs on our 1998 NC team were minimum 1000 yd rushers in HS. i think one (can't remember which one) was a 2000 yd rusher. this wasn't a concept that chavis developed.

VOLFORLIFE writes:

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You used the word "apparently" twice in your post. The word "apparently" is normally used when someone is unsure of whether what they are saying is fact. So it's OBVIOUS to me that you don't know what you're talking about.

GO VOLS!!!
JUGHEAD

FearTheVols1252 writes:

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I think during the course of being spoiled by Jesus Tebow representing your entire offense, you’ve forgotten the concept of a ‘TEAM’. They’re putting EB in a position that will benefit the TEAM, not his draft status or shot at the Heisman. Besides, he’s already proved he can pick off Tebow, so now he’s showing his versatility as a player by laying the wood and helping in run support. Oh yeah, and several NFL mock drafts have him as the #2 pick in the upcoming 2010 draft.

And call me crazy, but I don’t think you have much room to talk regarding recruits not knowing who their coach is going to be in the next few years. Hope Urbie likes cold weather!

lmvolfan writes:

in response to DaMan:

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HEY FULMERITE or TROLL, DID YOU NOT THINK THAT MAYBE OUR LINBACKERS IS OUR WEAK SPOT! MAYBE HE DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE HIM TACKLING RB'S AFTER THEY BROKE INTO THE SECONDARY! YES HE MIGHT HAVE MORE INTS, BUT TO WHAT RATIO OF BIG RUN PLAYS? DO YOU THINK IF YOU POST ENOUGH NEGATIVE POSTS FULMER WOULD COME BACK TO "WORK LIKE HECK" SO THE FLA'S,GA'S,ALABAMA'S, LSU'S OF THE CONFERENCE CAN KEEP BEATING US! I DON'T KNOW IF KIFFIN IS THE ANSWER, BUT I KNOW FULMER WAS NOT! WORST CASE SCENARIO HE LEAVES PROGRAM WITH TALENT LIKE ZOOK DID MEYER!

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie:

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Ha! That’s funny… who’s delusional now!! Eights years?? Yeah right! You probably think Tebow’s going to make a good NFL quarterback too! Pfffft…

oldvolsarge writes:

I got a dime that says Eric will play twice as long in the NFL as panty waist. Of course, I have to add that neither's pro career is cut short by injury. Tebow reminds me a lot of Bobby Douglas without the arm strength. He will never play 100 regular season plays at quarterback in his entire career.

FearTheVols1252 writes:

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Yeah… and I’m SURE you’d turn down that dream job if it was offered to you again! Right!! You don’t label something as a ‘dream’ and not even consider it when it’s offered to you… even if you have a good thing going in your ‘small cubicle’.

notoriousBIGorange writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie:

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I haven't seen you this excited since you guys got the commitment from Nu'keese...how did that turn out for ya??

Kawryder20 writes:

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I could care less if Meyer goes anywere else. Just like to ruffle your feathers a little bit. The real question is. Why are you constantly on a Tenn sports site. I never go to another teams sports site, basically because i only want to read about my team. So the reason your on here? Are you scared?

sizeDD writes:

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POW POW!

arkyvol writes:

which five star q.b.s are coming? you know, to replace the one starting now.

sizeDD writes:

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If I had to guess I would say you are the loud mouth nothing intelligent to say inebriated rude irritant to everyone in your section guy. Pretty close or dead on?

lmvolfan writes:

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SO YOU DON'T CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY OR TO THIS WEBSITE! I WOULD EXPECT NOTHING LESS JUDGING FROM THE POSTS YOU HAVE HAD! GO VOLS!

Ironcity writes:

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Hey big guy your the one that said you going to stomp Voluvr if someone told you to shut up. Im just letting Voluvr know that I think you have it out for him.

6MillionDollarPumpkin writes:

in response to DaMan:

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1. He is playing in the box more.
2. No one is throwing his way.......there not stupid!!!!! Like your post.

Eric Berry is the best defensive back in the nation, hands down!!

sizeDD writes:

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Hey genius. You actually said you would punch someone in the face.

Cldvols1 writes:

in response to TennesseeBigMan:

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LOL, I'm callin fake!

tractoronthepole writes:

Big 3 come into your new house that you can be a part of hanging the new banners in!!

smokies_old_soul writes:

i want meyer to stay at florida and watch coach kiffin overtake him in the next few years - just like fulmer finally did with spurrier ............... and we need these offensive linemen to get that done.

the difference between tennessee and florida is that we have the football pedigree that the gators will never have. we are down right now, but with this staff, that should not last long.

coach fulmer was a great coach and should be treated as such. it's almost impossible to stay at the top for 15 years - it was just time for a change.

so let's support this team through a tough season and welcome these recruits to neyland stadium on saturday - the best game day atmosphere in the country.

chargervol writes:

in response to sizeDD:

Hey genius. You actually said you would punch someone in the face.

I don't think that TBM is a genius. If you'll go back a couple of days ago, he was wanting to ride the coat tails of the witch doctor. Witch doctor smart enough not to get involved with TBM. He talks a big game but plays pee wee. I will guarantee you that if you told him to shut up, he wouldn't if he had 12 others with him or he was drunk out of his mind, and we all know how that ends up. The next morning, they wake up beat all to hell and can't remember what happened. Anywho, back to football, I think we are going to win vs. georgia. I have seen them play and they are not all that good. The one thing in their favor is, Richt has an unusually road record in games. But, I still say the Vols will play better than the dawgs this week. GO VOLS!!!!

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