Vols intrigue Fla. back

Jerron Seymour is looking at Tennessee differently now that he's seen the school in person.

The 5-foot-8, 180-pound running back from Hialeah (Fla.) High School visited UT on July 20 and took part in UT's summer camp.

Seymour said his interest in UT has grown now that he's seen the school's campus.

"I liked it a lot," he said. "I saw every part of the school. It was interesting and I really liked it.

"It was very good for me to see the campus and to get used to being up there. I felt very comfortable."

Seymour said he was comfortable working with UT's coaching staff during the camp.

"I like them," he said. "They're easy to talk to and easy to relate to."

That includes head coach Derek Dooley.

Seymour said he's impressed with Dooley's plan to build a respectable program at UT.

"He seems to be very caring and very helpful," Seymour said. "Whenever I have a problem I can always go to him for answers."

Seymour said UT is one of several schools to offer him a scholarship.

He said he also has offers from Cincinnati, West Virginia, Minnesota, Memphis and Florida International.

Seymour wouldn't name a leader but said UT has an advantage after his visit.

He said he plans to return to Knoxville during an official visit on Sept. 18 to watch the Vols play Florida.

Another school to watch with Seymour could be Miami.

He's still waiting on an offer from the Hurricanes, who are appealing to Seymour because of their close proximity to Hialeah.

Rose Ready: Defensive back Jonathan Rose from Leeds (Ala.) High School will announce his college decision at 9 tonight.

The 6-1, 180-pound Rose told the News Sentinel he's considering UT, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Florida State.

Rose visited UT on July 19 and participated in the Vols' final summer camp.

Auburn has long been considered the favorite to land Rose.

Vols Offer: UT appears to be in good shape with Melvin Gordon now that he has an offer from the Vols.

The 6-0, 185-pound running back from Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wisc., received his offer during UT's summer camp on July 20.

"I like Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan State and Tennessee," Gordon told ESPN.com. "I like Alabama, but they haven't offered yet."

He has expressed a desire to take his official visits this fall before he chooses a school.

Irish Luck: Notre Dame has received a commitment from defensive end Aaron Lynch from Island Coast High School in Cape Coral, Fla.

The 6-5, 250-pound Lynch considered UT along with Florida State, Miami, Alabama, Florida and LSU.

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Snapshot writes:

With that kind of size he better be fast!

gohawks1 writes:

Seymour said of Dooley, "Whenever I have a problem I can always go to him for answers."

Interesting that he is already talking about the Vols in the present tense.

ATL_VOL007 writes:

in response to Snapshot:

With that kind of size he better be fast!

Scout lists him at 5'6" but runs a 4.39

http://tennessee.scout.com/a.z?s=7&am...

Whiskey_Wizard writes:

Where are the DTs and O Linemen?

graphpro#231211 writes:

I know star ratings are subjective. They're still a hit or miss proposition. However, they do have some degree of accuracy.. Manning, Berry, etc.

Saban and Meyer aren't recruiting entire classes of 3 stars.

Has anyone seen Texas 2011 class. It's incredible.

Does Texas ever get in trouble or have off the field issues? Never hear about it if they do.

JCJ1986 writes:

in response to graphpro#231211:

I know star ratings are subjective. They're still a hit or miss proposition. However, they do have some degree of accuracy.. Manning, Berry, etc.

Saban and Meyer aren't recruiting entire classes of 3 stars.

Has anyone seen Texas 2011 class. It's incredible.

Does Texas ever get in trouble or have off the field issues? Never hear about it if they do.

then do a search on Sergio Kindle's drunk driving or Dan Buckner getting kicked off or DJ Monroe getting into some trouble

txvolsfan writes:

in response to graphpro#231211:

I know star ratings are subjective. They're still a hit or miss proposition. However, they do have some degree of accuracy.. Manning, Berry, etc.

Saban and Meyer aren't recruiting entire classes of 3 stars.

Has anyone seen Texas 2011 class. It's incredible.

Does Texas ever get in trouble or have off the field issues? Never hear about it if they do.

They don't have to leave their state to recruit and since A&M has been down it has been easy pickings. Those guys grow up UT fans and live to play for them.

TommyJack writes:

Come on up to Knoxvegas son and get out of that heat and humidity.

d_ray writes:

He is 5' 5" and weighs 159 lbs....yet he grows taller and gets heavier every time he is recruited. If a college sized linebacker ever hit him, he would break.

d_ray writes:

in response to shen24:

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ND has brought in many "winning" coaches and they all left as losers. What is up with that?

rockytopatl writes:

in response to RichRollin:

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I believe this story was written for Sunday's paper so I suspect the announcement at 9 tonight means Sunday night.

shaymous writes:

in response to FirstAndGoal:

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That was nice First, that made me laugh...good one:)

diamond_dave35#235769 writes:

in response to graphpro#231211:

I know star ratings are subjective. They're still a hit or miss proposition. However, they do have some degree of accuracy.. Manning, Berry, etc.

Saban and Meyer aren't recruiting entire classes of 3 stars.

Has anyone seen Texas 2011 class. It's incredible.

Does Texas ever get in trouble or have off the field issues? Never hear about it if they do.

dont think so..Mack Brown runs a pretty clean program down there

runninbroke writes:

in response to diamond_dave35#235769:

dont think so..Mack Brown runs a pretty clean program down there

Mack does run a clean program down there. It also helps that around that area, they live and breathe texas football which I am sure probably may help an athlete or two get out of a tough predicament if he finds himself in one!

TnScooby writes:

in response to graphpro#231211:

I know star ratings are subjective. They're still a hit or miss proposition. However, they do have some degree of accuracy.. Manning, Berry, etc.

Saban and Meyer aren't recruiting entire classes of 3 stars.

Has anyone seen Texas 2011 class. It's incredible.

Does Texas ever get in trouble or have off the field issues? Never hear about it if they do.

Texas does have their own issues at times...they had 8 players arrested from June to Sept of 2007, right after their NC game season...There are other suspensions and arrests since but that stretch should let everybody know that it can happen at ANY program at ANY time

Fulton_Vol writes:

It does happen at most colleges and not just to athletes but to average and brainy students too and all types of colleges from Ivy League to community college. These are kids that feeling freedom for the first time. They push the limits and experiment with alcohol, and other things. It's part of growing up. Heck even at my small school I knew within a week who had bottles stashed away on our "dry" campus. It's a bit of knowledge that landed me on social probation within the first month of classes. My older cousin invited me to his room and a private party but I had never drank before and one hour later I bounced off the opposite sides of the hall on my way to the restroom. I am told it was quite comical but seeing how it was in front of the resident assistant I ended up with a dorm write up.

Wednesday of the next week I stood before the Board of Student Conduct with my stomach in my throat and fearful that my college days were over. They saddled me with social probation for the rest of the semester. It meant that I couldn't attend any social gathering of the college, no sporting events, dances, fraternity gatherings, concerts, nothing and I had to finish the semester with a 3.0 or better GPA. My case would be reviewed the first week of J-term. I finished term with a 4.0 and no more trouble. It could have been worse I could have been out and got behind the wheel of a car and killed someone, I learned a lesson that I remember to this day.

PS: I graduated four years later with both a BS in Business Management and BA in Biblical Studies with the honors designation: Summa C-u-m Laude in Cursu Honorum, which means with highest honor while enrolled in a course of study within the honors program.

(Please excuse the hyphens in the Latin but due to KNS restrictions it's the only way to spell the word in order for it to appear.)

6MillionDollarPumpkin writes:

in response to Pablopeepants:

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That is some funny shat right there Pablo!!! Nice!!!! Pumpkin like it!!!

6MillionDollarPumpkin writes:

in response to Fulton_Vol:

It does happen at most colleges and not just to athletes but to average and brainy students too and all types of colleges from Ivy League to community college. These are kids that feeling freedom for the first time. They push the limits and experiment with alcohol, and other things. It's part of growing up. Heck even at my small school I knew within a week who had bottles stashed away on our "dry" campus. It's a bit of knowledge that landed me on social probation within the first month of classes. My older cousin invited me to his room and a private party but I had never drank before and one hour later I bounced off the opposite sides of the hall on my way to the restroom. I am told it was quite comical but seeing how it was in front of the resident assistant I ended up with a dorm write up.

Wednesday of the next week I stood before the Board of Student Conduct with my stomach in my throat and fearful that my college days were over. They saddled me with social probation for the rest of the semester. It meant that I couldn't attend any social gathering of the college, no sporting events, dances, fraternity gatherings, concerts, nothing and I had to finish the semester with a 3.0 or better GPA. My case would be reviewed the first week of J-term. I finished term with a 4.0 and no more trouble. It could have been worse I could have been out and got behind the wheel of a car and killed someone, I learned a lesson that I remember to this day.

PS: I graduated four years later with both a BS in Business Management and BA in Biblical Studies with the honors designation: Summa C-u-m Laude in Cursu Honorum, which means with highest honor while enrolled in a course of study within the honors program.

(Please excuse the hyphens in the Latin but due to KNS restrictions it's the only way to spell the word in order for it to appear.)

Do you have a resume to go with your story? How about the days when you were growing up as a small child? Were you picked on? Did you always wear the "hand me down's" and kids made fun of you? Did you get your lunch money stolen? Congrats on graduating C-U-M!!!! Your parents must be so proud......

jobrando#216494 writes:

You are not going to see the big stars until Dooley and company can prove they can coach in the SEC. Once that happens our bucket will be filled up. Give them five years.

TommyJack writes:

in response to jobrando#216494:

You are not going to see the big stars until Dooley and company can prove they can coach in the SEC. Once that happens our bucket will be filled up. Give them five years.

Yessir. Maybe 3, but I won't quibble.

gatorhator4eva writes:

Wait until this kid sees gameday on the 18th. ill be there for sure. once he sees 100,000 plus fans and the traditions at tennessee. im sure we will be his 1st choice. If he thinks the campus is nice, he will be in for a treat.

Hounddog writes:

in response to Pablopeepants:

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P-pants, you are right and never looked at it this way. The only reason an idiot from another school would hang out on our site is FEAR!

To prove he is an idiot watch him defend himself in three, two, one...
Hounddog.

bluetick writes:

in response to Pablopeepants:

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Nice! Too funny.

gohawks1 writes:

in response to shen24:

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Save your breath, loper. You'll need it later to blow up your date.

mrvol2u writes:

in response to graphpro#231211:

I know star ratings are subjective. They're still a hit or miss proposition. However, they do have some degree of accuracy.. Manning, Berry, etc.

Saban and Meyer aren't recruiting entire classes of 3 stars.

Has anyone seen Texas 2011 class. It's incredible.

Does Texas ever get in trouble or have off the field issues? Never hear about it if they do.

It may surprise a few of you whoa is me posters, but Ala and UT both have the same number of 3* recruits committed. The last time I looked it was 6 for each. Ala. has more recruits and they have 4* but that is to be expected at this point. CDD has not been around a full year yet, he will get a few top rated recruits as time marches on.

orangeman1 writes:

in response to mrvol2u:

It may surprise a few of you whoa is me posters, but Ala and UT both have the same number of 3* recruits committed. The last time I looked it was 6 for each. Ala. has more recruits and they have 4* but that is to be expected at this point. CDD has not been around a full year yet, he will get a few top rated recruits as time marches on.

I think you are right. There are alot of uncommitted top rated players out there and as long as long as there is opportunity to play at a high profile school like TN, they will sign some bigger named ones. That is interesting that Bama has the same amt of 3 stars. It still concerns me that Dooley hasnt gotten any yet, but hopefully he will show good coaching this year and make players want to come play for him.

coach799 writes:

in response to Pablopeepants:

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Pablo for Governor of TN!!

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to Fulton_Vol:

It does happen at most colleges and not just to athletes but to average and brainy students too and all types of colleges from Ivy League to community college. These are kids that feeling freedom for the first time. They push the limits and experiment with alcohol, and other things. It's part of growing up. Heck even at my small school I knew within a week who had bottles stashed away on our "dry" campus. It's a bit of knowledge that landed me on social probation within the first month of classes. My older cousin invited me to his room and a private party but I had never drank before and one hour later I bounced off the opposite sides of the hall on my way to the restroom. I am told it was quite comical but seeing how it was in front of the resident assistant I ended up with a dorm write up.

Wednesday of the next week I stood before the Board of Student Conduct with my stomach in my throat and fearful that my college days were over. They saddled me with social probation for the rest of the semester. It meant that I couldn't attend any social gathering of the college, no sporting events, dances, fraternity gatherings, concerts, nothing and I had to finish the semester with a 3.0 or better GPA. My case would be reviewed the first week of J-term. I finished term with a 4.0 and no more trouble. It could have been worse I could have been out and got behind the wheel of a car and killed someone, I learned a lesson that I remember to this day.

PS: I graduated four years later with both a BS in Business Management and BA in Biblical Studies with the honors designation: Summa C-u-m Laude in Cursu Honorum, which means with highest honor while enrolled in a course of study within the honors program.

(Please excuse the hyphens in the Latin but due to KNS restrictions it's the only way to spell the word in order for it to appear.)

Ummm... ok. Was this supposed to be about football, or was it an opportunity for you to brag about your credentials?!?!

murrayvol writes:

in response to d_ray:

ND has brought in many "winning" coaches and they all left as losers. What is up with that?

Bad luck. The Irish have it too.

murrayvol writes:

in response to VOODOOley:

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Did she make her own clothes?

murrayvol writes:

in response to Fulton_Vol:

It does happen at most colleges and not just to athletes but to average and brainy students too and all types of colleges from Ivy League to community college. These are kids that feeling freedom for the first time. They push the limits and experiment with alcohol, and other things. It's part of growing up. Heck even at my small school I knew within a week who had bottles stashed away on our "dry" campus. It's a bit of knowledge that landed me on social probation within the first month of classes. My older cousin invited me to his room and a private party but I had never drank before and one hour later I bounced off the opposite sides of the hall on my way to the restroom. I am told it was quite comical but seeing how it was in front of the resident assistant I ended up with a dorm write up.

Wednesday of the next week I stood before the Board of Student Conduct with my stomach in my throat and fearful that my college days were over. They saddled me with social probation for the rest of the semester. It meant that I couldn't attend any social gathering of the college, no sporting events, dances, fraternity gatherings, concerts, nothing and I had to finish the semester with a 3.0 or better GPA. My case would be reviewed the first week of J-term. I finished term with a 4.0 and no more trouble. It could have been worse I could have been out and got behind the wheel of a car and killed someone, I learned a lesson that I remember to this day.

PS: I graduated four years later with both a BS in Business Management and BA in Biblical Studies with the honors designation: Summa C-u-m Laude in Cursu Honorum, which means with highest honor while enrolled in a course of study within the honors program.

(Please excuse the hyphens in the Latin but due to KNS restrictions it's the only way to spell the word in order for it to appear.)

We'll excuse the hyphens but not the blather.

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to gohawks1:

Seymour said of Dooley, "Whenever I have a problem I can always go to him for answers."

Interesting that he is already talking about the Vols in the present tense.

Yeah..I noticed that as well..I hope we land this guy and it sounds like our chances are good.

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to FirstAndGoal:

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FirstAndGoal, I don't think he really cares about missing out on DD...He probably wouldn't look at it in the same manner.

murrayvol writes:

in response to Hounddog:

P-pants, you are right and never looked at it this way. The only reason an idiot from another school would hang out on our site is FEAR!

To prove he is an idiot watch him defend himself in three, two, one...
Hounddog.

Main attractions for trolls:

1) Get the natives in an uproar, sit back, enjoy
2) Get the post count up (KNS trolls)

murrayvol writes:

I thought Jerron was filled with "intrigue". Turns out it was the headline writer.

Orangeatang writes:

Cincinnati, West Virginia, Minnesota, Memphis and Florida International. That's our competition now. Oh God.....

Hounddog writes:

in response to murrayvol:

Main attractions for trolls:

1) Get the natives in an uproar, sit back, enjoy
2) Get the post count up (KNS trolls)

to some degree. Hounddog

d_ray writes:

in response to jobrando#216494:

You are not going to see the big stars until Dooley and company can prove they can coach in the SEC. Once that happens our bucket will be filled up. Give them five years.

I agree. But it is sad for us fans who are used to having top 25 teams during Fulmers' early years. After Fulmer got his national championship, he just seemed to become lackadaisical. That is why he was fired and never hired by another university. Dooley has his hands full. I hope he is as good or better than his dad was.

196SVol writes:

in response to DC_BackByPopularDemand:

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I can assure you that Oregon will not beat the Vols by more than 2 touchdowns! Quit being so negative.

orangecountyvols writes:

in response to VandyGrad:

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Pitiful troll,

What all Vol fans enjoy...........they really do, is how bothered you trolls are about Tennessee. It is utterly priceless.......the time you people spend trying to convince yourselves. Why? Because you certainly aren't convincing us.

Back to your floral arrangement sport, Vandy Grad.

CTVol writes:

in response to Pablopeepants:

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Hahahahaha! One of the best post I've ever read.

SummittsCourt writes:

If Dooley is interested in him it means he is a high character guy. Just because the fu's and the bamers aren't looking at him means nothing. They can't get every good player out there. Plus its these guys that become the backbone of our depth. Coach Dooley knows what he is doing.

Southland writes:

skip this guy and offer someone else the scholarship. He's not an SEC running back. Many of Tennessee's fans need to learn a lot from Mack Brown and even Nick Saban about keeping players out of trouble. Yes some of them are arrested and some Texas and Bama players do stupid things but they are not in trouble as much as UT's players have been for years. Its time we do things the right way.

Down_The_Field writes:

in response to VandyGrad:

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wow, a real life peeeebody grad.

welcome and you're wrong.

tennessee would beat minnesota (6-7 in 2009), mempus (tennessee did beat them in 2009) and flar-duh international (3-9, just google the schedule results. really sad team) with ease.

cincy and west virginia are up for debate. the common foes are flar-duh and awwwwbun. cincy lost to flar-duh on a neutral site by a lot and we lost to them in gaynsvul by 10. west virginia lost to awwwwbun at awwwwbun by 11 and we lost to awwwwbun at knoxville by 4.

i'm having a hard time trying to find merit to both team's strength of schedule as compare to the Vols.

i'll say we split between the teams and it's reasonable to say the VOLs would win 4 of 5.

back to the subject. sounds like this kid's a sleeper. maybe a diamond in the rough.

PopsinCapetownSA writes:

in response to gohawks1:

Seymour said of Dooley, "Whenever I have a problem I can always go to him for answers."

Interesting that he is already talking about the Vols in the present tense.

Yes, and even more interesting is he is already thinking about what to do if I have problems. Check his background (Miami).

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

Seymour is a reach for sure;Miami's in his backyard and if they were interested they would have already offered...Gordon is the better back but if he's waiting on Saban to offer;I wouldn't hold my breath

volfan53 writes:

Does anybody know what decision Rose made at 9 last night? Seems like if you are going to say in your article that a player is making his decision you could at least report the decision he made.

volfan53 writes:

Never mind. Rose chose Auburn. I guess it is a little difficult for the reporters here to follow up on their stories since they are so busy trying to find something new to write about. It took me all of 2 minutes to find the answer to my question. thanks KNS.

volboy81 writes:

in response to VandyGrad:

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BWAAAA HAAAA HAAAAAA. A peabody grad found a sports website....must be lost...the libarry is that-a-way and the girls bowling alley this-a-way. Maybe you could check out YOUR athletic dept...oh....wait....

Colliervol writes:

in response to VandyGrad:

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What? The resident conference welfare recipient still has the nerve to show up here? I guess he doesn't know when he's being made fun of.

Vanderbilt- Bunch of smart folks there no doubt and I give them credit for that. But football wise, they are perpetually sitting by the mailbox waiting on the check. And, if that ain't welfare, I don't know what is.

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