When Tennessee’s second commitment of the 2010 class went public, it wasn’t much of a surprise.
But don’t expect UT coaches to complain about the anticlimactic nature of the announcement.
Alan Posey, who had been committed to being a Vol for weeks, finally confirmed his decision to the News Sentinel and the general public early Tuesday morning.
The commitment fills a key need for the Vols: offensive line.
The 6-6, 305-pounder from Clarke Central High School in Athens, Ga., had scholarship offers from LSU, Louisville, West Virginia, Maryland and Illinois among others, but whittled his list of potential suitors down to UT and Clemson last month.
Posey’s commitment is proof that UT head coach Derek Dooley’s connections in Georgia will pay dividends. Dooley – along with UT defensive line coach Chuck Smith – both attended Clarke Central, which Posey said was a major reason why he felt so close to UT’s program.
Posey is UT’s second commitment of the 2011 class, joining linebacker Christian Harris from Etowah High School in Woodstock, Ga.