OL Chaz Green will keep UT on radar

Chaz Green's decision isn't coming anytime soon - despite his best intentions.

The 6-foot, 290-pound offensive lineman from Tampa (Fla.) Catholic High School once intended to make his decision during his senior season this fall. That will no longer happen after his official visit to Tennessee.

The Vols made a good impression on Green's official visit this weekend

"I don't really have a top school but Tennessee is right up in the mix," said Green, who is also considering Florida, Southern California and Ohio State.

Green said he was impressed with the Vols on Saturday as they drubbed Georgia 45-19.

"It's cool being around here with the game day experience," Green said.

Green said he also felt a connection to UT's players.

"I like the players a lot," He said. "They're down to earth. I can relate to them a lot."

Not Just Visiting: Offensive lineman John Cullen was reportedly close to committing to UT while on his official visit this weekend.

"I didn't commit," Cullen told InsideTennessee.com. "I definitely considered it. It was very tempting. The trip definitely lived up to expectations and beyond. Now I need to take a step back and make sure that I make the right decision."

The 6-6, 280-pound offensive lineman from Fullerton (Calif.) Community College said he'll also visit Oklahoma, probably Miami and possibly Auburn before he makes a final decision.

"Tennessee is definitely now No. 1 in my book," he said. "I want to play at the best school possible. At the highest level, the SEC is about as good as it gets."

Utah was once in the lead. That was before Cullen watched the Vols on Saturday.

"I was truly impressed," Cullen said. "It told me a lot about the program, including the fact that it's headed in the right direction."

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bspurlingcac#225603 writes:

If I am an elite offensive lineman I would get my verbal in to Tennessee quickly. There will be great opportunity to play early and often. It is very obvious that this coaching staff has instilled focus, tremendous work ethic and most importantly discipline to our program. By their example through motivational coaching at practice and the workman way they are recruiting the current player are buying in and coming around. The improvements in the class room, effort on the field, and concentration by the players to avoid penalties are all signs that the Vols are headed in the winning direction. Please keep in mind that the coaching staff is in the honeymoon period and it is easy at this time. If the strong discipline is maintained by the coaching staff over the next 2-3 years our beloved TENNESSEE VOLS will be a NATIONAL POWER!!! GO VOLS!!!

crimsonviper writes:

The Vols should reap benefits from the game.
I didn't get to comment yesterday on this but I heard E.Berry on the radio kick-off show.
He spoke with humility about being able to play the game.He also spoke of team being first and foremost.
I knew he was a great player,but i wasn't aware of what a fine young man he really is.
Vol fans should be very proud..Sorry for the long post....GREAT GAME and Go Vols!

UTVolsFan7 writes:

Excellent way to approach your decision on your collegiate career guys. I can assure you that you will not regret one second of playing your football career at the University of Tennessee and earning a respectful degree. Here is the chance of a lifetime to have a remarkable collegiate career in the classroom, in the community and on the football field. Come on guys to Knoxville, Tennessee and wear the Big Orange loud and proud.

InertGas writes:

I believe the Vols have a couple of private commitments from OL's. I believe UT backed off of Irvin before he backed off of us.

givehim6 writes:

To all you guys, come to Rocky top imedate playing time, the VOLS will have more games like they just played in the future, in 2010 and 2011.

Munsterlander writes:

Smokeybones... born to be a pprriicckk.

BrandiVol writes:

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So...you mean he's inbred and mentally defective?

mbible1utk#324980 writes:

in response to smokeybones:

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just like Tim Tevo and Irvin Mayas.... where he can go on and be the most best playa in all of dem football games.

BrandiVol writes:

in response to smokeybones:

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Great comeback...right out of the kindergarten handbook. Which highlights my second point about mental defects. (I mean you, in case you can't grasp the concept) Thanks for playing!

InertGas writes:

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It's not IMbred you IMbicele.

BrandiVol writes:

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He's referring to your esteemed congresswoman Corrine Brown and her stirring (read-laughable) time-wasting speech congratulating florida on their NC. Watch it...even you have to admit it's hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgbBP9...

rclarkvols#224537 writes:

Any body know how the Tobias Harris visit went. No updates yet on the BB posts

tennrich1 writes:

in response to InertGas:

It's not IMbred you IMbicele.

Here we go again....PLEASE keep this an informative, enjoyable site...THey post those things and sit back and laugh at those who respond....it waste my time, your time and ultimate their time...dont respond...laugh with them and move on....PLEASE!

volcop writes:

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I believe you are correct. I have sen several posters on here with supposedly "vol usernames" posting a lot of negetive stuff

DragonSlayer123 writes:

in response to smokeybones:

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In case you dont remember, it hasnt been that long since the Zook years...or have you completely suppressed that memory? Keep talking, Gator, but you have less than a year to talk down to us...the dice was already rolled this year, with even a victory by the Gators seeming like a loss for them, and starting next year when you visit us at Neyland, the days of Florida beating Tennessee will be over.

We have the coaching staff (unlike your head coach who cant hold on to any of his assistants, it seems like), we have the recruits (unlike your recruits who cant seem to stay committed it seems like), and we have the program going in the right direction (unlike you who are losing Tebow to graduation).

Keep talking, but if you think a John Brantley quarterbacked Gator squad is coming into Knoxville next year and beating us, you are in dreamland.

And yes, you ARE afraid. It is either fear or retardation that can explain your addiction to OUR fan board...if you want to admit that you are retarded, go ahead...but I still think fear is the right option.

Go Big Orange!

BrandiVol writes:

in response to tennrich1:

Here we go again....PLEASE keep this an informative, enjoyable site...THey post those things and sit back and laugh at those who respond....it waste my time, your time and ultimate their time...dont respond...laugh with them and move on....PLEASE!

You're right, rich...sorry, Saw a troll on here dribbling out a dumb post and couldn't resist the obvious joke. I'll try not to respond to that stuff...

WestTennVol writes:

children behave...

montanavolfan writes:

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Florida is the only state in the union where it is legal to bed and wed your first cousin.........

blitzshoot writes:

Not to change the subject, but this recruiting class has the makings of being one the best at UT. Linemen, qb, and some receivers. Go Vols!

DownTheField writes:

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"When exactly we're you on top again??" Hilarious- your posts have the worst and most spelling errors in the entire thread and you're making fun of others' spelling? (Note my correct use of an apostrophe for future reference.)

countryboy2124 writes:

anybody heard anything about the basketball recruit from ny?

DownTheField writes:

in response to countryboy2124:

anybody heard anything about the basketball recruit from ny?

DownTheField writes:

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I had hoped that the long pause between your posts was due to some serious spell checking (and grammar checking). I was wrong. (You must have been spreading your stupidity across other threads all that time.) I count no fewer than eleven errors.

DownTheField writes:

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... and at least four here. (I'm wondering when this superior, Florida education is going to kick in and show us all just how dumb we are.)

DownTheField writes:

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Haha. Whatever, imbred.

DownTheField writes:

in response to smokeybones:

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I started this? (moron).

johnlg00 writes:

in response to smokeybones:

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The joke is on you here, Bones. That post was a paraphrase of the memorable speech given on the floor of the US House of Representatives by one of Florida's own distinguished Congress-critters, Corrine Brown.

rdgshackelford writes:

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She used to teach at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville. Didn’t you say a while ago that you flunked out of there?

Ps you got owned by that video. You can continue to make fun of UT and Tennessee, but this woman got her MA from UF, and represents Florida in the US House of Representatives. Plus, she is looking to take over Mel Martinez's Senate seat. Tennesses produces idiots like the Nobel winning Al Gore. Florida produces idiots like Corrine Brown. you lose.

rdgshackelford writes:

in response to DownTheField:

Haha. Whatever, imbred.

then he can get his masters at UF

DownTheField writes:

in response to rdgshackelford:

She used to teach at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville. Didn’t you say a while ago that you flunked out of there?

Ps you got owned by that video. You can continue to make fun of UT and Tennessee, but this woman got her MA from UF, and represents Florida in the US House of Representatives. Plus, she is looking to take over Mel Martinez's Senate seat. Tennesses produces idiots like the Nobel winning Al Gore. Florida produces idiots like Corrine Brown. you lose.

In the spirit of this thread and given that it is 'Bama week, I offer this gem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZoTJz...

DownTheField writes:

in response to smokeybones:

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Actually, I thought it was a clever parody of the end of your post, "(oxymoron)." Sorry about your loss.

volball7222 writes:

in response to smokeybones:

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Got a brain?

andy112382#209793 writes:

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Man, talk about being born with a curse!

DownTheField writes:

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Yeah, maybe he has that, but you're stuck with your pathetic hobby of hanging around a Tennessee message board filling it up with evidence that you probably did the best you could with the Florida education you were given.

DownTheField writes:

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I apologize. I was under the impression that you weren't on the team and were just some uneducated, pathetic troll. You win.

Down_The_Field writes:

if chaz is as good as they say, we need to make this guy a priority. i like the short frame (6 even). short fame means low center of gravity and a good drive blocker that will help brown, oku, and poole on 3rd and 4.

johnlg00 writes:

Thanks for the link. I'm glad he said his visit went really well. However, it is important to remember that these high-profile recruits today are well-coached to say only nice things about the places they visit. Why create any heartburn before the fact? I don't know if the kid will come here or not, but I am antsy enough about our basketball recruiting that I worry any time a guy visits here and DOESN'T commit. Keep your fingers crossed!

Down_The_Field writes:

in response to DownTheField:

I apologize. I was under the impression that you weren't on the team and were just some uneducated, pathetic troll. You win.

another loyal flar-duh fan since 2006.

doubt he was fan in 1989 and when zook was calling the plays.

DownTheField writes:

in response to Down_The_Field:

another loyal flar-duh fan since 2006.

doubt he was fan in 1989 and when zook was calling the plays.

I doubt he was alive in 1989.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to smokeybones:

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We'll argue with your logic when we see some. About all I've seen from you is opinion, which has no place in logic. As for your little recruiting questionnaire, all the answers would be "yes" when it comes to the school and this staff.

andy112382#209793 writes:

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Hate to break it to you man, but Tebow wasn't signed to a 10 year contract, he'll be gone soon, and he is the sole reason (with his key runs) Florida beat us, things will be changing real soon.

GahLee writes:

in response to smokeybones:

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Both parents are UT grad's...I think he was born to be a Vol.

GahLee writes:

in response to Down_The_Field:

if chaz is as good as they say, we need to make this guy a priority. i like the short frame (6 even). short fame means low center of gravity and a good drive blocker that will help brown, oku, and poole on 3rd and 4.

Chaz is 6'5"...just a typo by writer.

Voluvr writes:

Big John, go ahead and commit so you can start helping with the recruiting process!

crimsonviper writes:

in response to GahLee:

Both parents are UT grad's...I think he was born to be a Vol.

smokeybone or bonesmoker,whichever got owned with that one!

BrandiVol writes:

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yes, please....because I'm tired of seeing the lil' kindergartener come up with replies that he believes are clever but come off sounding like "Nu-Uh, you!"

REVOL writes:

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Maybe, we'll see.

mbible1utk#324980 writes:

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in case you didn't see.....

make Florida proud Ms. Brown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgbBP9...

GahLee writes:

in response to crimsonviper:

smokeybone or bonesmoker,whichever got owned with that one!

Thought it was pretty good too.

cobbwebb writes:

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TIM TEBOW.... born to be a second string canadian football league quarterback!

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