Bray confirms commitment

Tennessee has found a quarterback of the future when Tyler Bray confirmed to the News Sentinel that he has committed to be a Vol.

The confirmation ended a frantic afternoon in which some recruiting websites reported he was committed while others reported he wasn’t yet officially a Vol.

Nevertheless, the commitment is hardly a surprise. Bray raved to the News Sentinel on Sunday about his official visit to UT this weekend, especially the atmosphere of Neyland Stadium as the Vols thrashed Western Kentucky 63-7.

The 6-foot-6, 200-pounder from Kingsburg (Calif.) High School is one of the fastest rising quarterback prospects in the nation. He had been committed to San Diego State (his only other offer) since July.

The commitment represents a major accomplishment for the Vols, who had been spurned by a handful of quarterbacks for the 2010 class.

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Comments » 188

sampears writes:

Big pick up.....seen his video, going to be a good QB...

Coach_Joe writes:

Thanks for that "Breaking News", Dave!

Nevertheless, Welcome Aboard Tyler!

jakethevolguy writes:

Welcome to the Lane Train, AKA Big Orange Country!!

sampears writes:

ohh.. and first....I could not resist...

ethanfrome writes:

Go Vols!!!

DrWitch writes:

DrWitch know Bray to be great VOL QB. He play early and throw big touchdown ball to young wide-outs. Bones never lie.

BillsBrother writes:

You had to figure with Peyton on the sideline before the WKU game that the odds of the kid wearing orange next season would be good.

VolunTampa writes:

Awesome! Welcome aboard, Tyler, and Go Vols!

OrangeMan_86 writes:

This is like 2 hours late. Pathetic.

OLROCKYTOP writes:

Welcome!!

HallowedHill writes:

This is GREAT news! Welcome aboard, Mr. Bray!!

Fossilfiction writes:

Lets not worry ourselves about this being late. We should expect that from KNS. The good news is that we have a QB with skills coming in. I still believe that we will get another one in the next couple of months also.

Adamkg12 writes:

I think he's gonna be real good. He needs to put on about twenty pounds but that should happen over the next year!!! Go Vols UT-42 UCLA-17

AllVol1 writes:

Coach Kiffin went into the locker room at halftime, with a 28-0 lead, saying "...We should be ahead by five or six touchdowns right now..." The commitment of Tyler Bray is good, but I really love knowing that it will not stop these coaches from continuing to recruit other top-notch QB's. Tennessee does not sit back anymore, satisfied and complacent, moving into a prevent Defense rather than a finish-what-we-started Offense AND Defense. I firmly believe this will not be the only big-time QB in the signing class of 2010. My question of all those recruits is this: Who else wants to enjoy the ride with Bray?

The clock is ticking, boys. Storm and Swarm!!

panties4tebow writes:

Yee Haa!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome Tyler...........GO BIG ORANGE!!!

Major_Magilicutty writes:

in response to DrWitch:

DrWitch know Bray to be great VOL QB. He play early and throw big touchdown ball to young wide-outs. Bones never lie.

This is Pepsi...where's Coca-Cola?

thevoice writes:

Welcome Mr. "Soon to be 5 Star QB" Bray.

MANVOL writes:

Go Vols also reporting Peyton Manning will stay for his senior year.

heisthelord367 writes:

see http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recrui... for highlights of Tyler Bray throwing

crimsonviper writes:

Nice pick-up Vol fans,he looks like a good one.

bUTchVFL writes:

Bring it Tyler! Marketh Ambles should get some pub for helping pull this kid in. Sounds like the sky is the limit for Tyler. Go Vols! Redemption for last year UT 35 ucla 17!

Vol_in_Mich writes:

This is good. Now get ready to go out & whup some Bruin butt!
GO VOLS!!!

VolGraduate writes:

volzone:
this guy was at the elite 11 qb camp and dominated the bigger named qb recruits.

he is already a top 10qb in the class according to rivals and moving up

bUTchVFL writes:

in response to volzone919:

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You obviously didn't read the article. Does anyone know what Steve Alatore, the last UT QB from California, is doing?

jimmyrayvol writes:

in response to DrWitch:

DrWitch know Bray to be great VOL QB. He play early and throw big touchdown ball to young wide-outs. Bones never lie.

I know you may think you are being funny, but you are really just living in someone elses shadow. There is only one witch doc so Go away!!!

johnlg00 writes:

in response to Fossilfiction:

Lets not worry ourselves about this being late. We should expect that from KNS. The good news is that we have a QB with skills coming in. I still believe that we will get another one in the next couple of months also.

I agree. I admit it's a quaint notion in this era of 24-hour-a-day blogs and radio talk shows and whatnot, but newspapers often have this idea that news should be, you know, CONFIRMED before they report it. Something about "credibility", whatever that means. Anybody can report on rumors and most people won't remember when they are wrong or premature; newspapers are, or should be, judged on their ACCURACY, not on their timeliness.

Oh, and...WOO-HOOOO! We got our QB of the future! GO VOLS!!!

volsfan1076 writes:

Isn't Bray suppose to enrole in January? If so maybe they can put about 20 lbs on his frame. Bray is gonna be a good QB at UT. I bet that he beats Stephens out next year.

bUTchVFL writes:

Did anyone see all of the third and longs that Washington converted on LSU. Almost 500 yards of total offense from a team that went 0-12 last year. Chavis is a good man, but I am glad to have Daddy running the D now. Here's to no more mustang.

bUTchVFL writes:

in response to volzone919:

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Dude read the post before you quote. Bray is from California and the last UT QB from California was Steve Alatore. It's not like we get a ton of QB's from Cali. He played in the late 70's early 80's. Just wondered where he is now.

bUTchVFL writes:

Good point on Clausen. Beside the point. If anyone knows about him post if not ignore.

johnlg00 writes:

Oh, and before anyone slanders Adams in the name of what they may see as his lack of credibility, he is a COLUMNIST who is PAID to write his OPINIONS, NOT a reporter who DOES have to have confirmation before he states something as a fact in a story.

KiFFiNOMiCS writes:

Welcome to KnoxVegas Tyler....for the Gator Trash on here...if this kid played for a bigger school down here in SoCal then he would've been a top prospect last year as a junior...but he is up in cow country near Fresno.

This kid will be great for us and with the weapons we've got committed to us gives this youngster a chance to really end up a special VOL!

I say again...Tyler Bray, welcome to KnoxVegas!

Chris4Vols22 writes:

in response to BolivarBob:

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You mean awesome.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to vol1:

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Um, yes, and Casey's BROTHER, Ric Clausen! How quickly we forget(;-P)!

thevoice writes:

Scroggins who?

mbible1utk#324980 writes:

To the dude questioning the scholarship offers....

Tyler Bray has been listed as 6'7 and 180... he's put on weight all the way to 200 thus far, but no one got started on Tyler Bray because they don't want to wait on a pro style QB that skinny to add weight. USC was getting Scroggins, and is starting Matt Barkley...so what would they need with a "developmental" project? Texas already has two QB's committed (as does Penn State). UCLA is starting Kevin Prince, a young stud QB, and they aren't out there really going after anyone. Oklahoma has Blake Bell, Washington has Nick Montana, Florida doesn't want a pro-style quarterback, Georgia just signed two last year, Alabama has two committed this year, LSU is starting Jordan Jefferson, Oklahoma State isn't needing a pro style quarterback either. Michigan and Ohio State are after running quarterbacks, most ACC schools don't have to go across the country to recruit.... I don't know if I'm forgetting any big names, but there comes a point when a school is looking and saying "we don't stand a chance"

oldsmokey67 writes:

tyler bray,nick lamaison,rick clausen,and casey clausen are all from california.and we about had josh nunes last year.GO VOLS!!!!!!

chrisw2967 writes:

anyone know anything about Prater ? is he committed to anybody yet ?

DannyVol writes:

in response to DrWitch:

DrWitch know Bray to be great VOL QB. He play early and throw big touchdown ball to young wide-outs. Bones never lie.

Give it a rest, freak. Why would you imitate another dude's bit? It's not funny.

Hounddog writes:

Focus. Beat UCLA

Let's play football. Hounddog

KiFFiNOMiCS writes:

in response to chrisw2967:

anyone know anything about Prater ? is he committed to anybody yet ?

He is going to be a USC Trojan....for now.

NO_DIGGITY writes:

in response to bUTchVFL:

You obviously didn't read the article. Does anyone know what Steve Alatore, the last UT QB from California, is doing?

I saw his brother a few weeks ago and he said Steve was living in England.

mbible1utk#324980 writes:

I wonder if Prater was watching Nukeese and Marsalis out there catching balls during the first half.... it's one thing for a coach to say you'll get a chance, it's another when a coach actually gives you that chance. Here's to hoping that USC's recruiting base gets cut in half!

KiFFiNOMiCS writes:

in response to vol1:

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That is what practicing with wet balls and sprinklers is for LOL.

QB_10 (Inactive) writes:

in response to volsfan1076:

Isn't Bray suppose to enrole in January? If so maybe they can put about 20 lbs on his frame. Bray is gonna be a good QB at UT. I bet that he beats Stephens out next year.

With a 6-6 frame and at best 185-190, he will need one good solid year of tutoring. I believe NS has a chance to play in 09 when JC struggles. JC is a 6-4 QB who throws the ball like a 6-0 QB that is why his ball gets batted down, in the meat of the UT schedule that will become a problem...the good thing is NS is waiting in the wings

chargervol writes:

in response to volzone919:

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If Kiffin likes him then I'd say he's our QB! He will have other offers pouring in soon. Pete Carroll was the one who enlited Kiffin about Mr. Bray. He saw him as a can't miss prospect. He just thought that he wouldn't want to wait behind the log jam in USC. If you want to try to talk trash, go to a USC board, they'll give you all you want. Pete has called urban out. Pete said he would love to play florida in the regular season, but, florida has scheduling problems(Charleston Southern, Troy etc.). I posted it before that we would end up playing USC before florida would and I was correct(2016). USC wants to beatdown the gators, but, the gators don't want to man up. What's up with that,ummmm? Pete called urbie out on ESPN. Check it out. If pete carroll says he's a can't miss recruit, and, Kiffin and Orgeron checked the kid out and agreed, I'd go with that analasys. GO VOLS!!!

mbible1utk#324980 writes:

in response to QB_10:

With a 6-6 frame and at best 185-190, he will need one good solid year of tutoring. I believe NS has a chance to play in 09 when JC struggles. JC is a 6-4 QB who throws the ball like a 6-0 QB that is why his ball gets batted down, in the meat of the UT schedule that will become a problem...the good thing is NS is waiting in the wings

JC won't be back next year, he's a senior.

Tyler's up to 200 lbs right now, and he's enrolling in January. They could put a lot of time in the weight room over the spring practice period, and he'll add 15-20 more pounds. He might be a skinny freshman, but there's nothing wrong with his arm.

Now it's time to build the great wall of offensive lineman for him. We'll have a green unit next year, lets hope we get some solid experience soon.

UrbanCryer writes:

in response to volzone919:

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speaking of 12 to life. here's a good article for ya http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2009/06/...

givehim6 writes:

in response to thevoice:

Scroggins who?

Good news! Now lets get the kid in the training room get about 20 or 25lbs on him. Oh yea JS try not to get a splitter on your butt for the next few years waiting on the beach, while Tray is throwing the ball down field getting the NFL scouts attention.

tripper writes:

in response to MOUNTAINofOKEMO:

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You will be waiting a long time.

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