Tennessee's 2010 football class had a significant head start.
Eight mid-term enrollees are impossible to dismiss.
Now, it's time for the next wave.
As many as a dozen of UT's 26 signees plan to enroll at UT this week when the first session of summer school begins.
That leaves just six prospects left to enroll for the second session of summer school in July or the fall semester in August.
With opportunities aplenty at UT this season, here are the freshmen who hope a summer head start will get them on the field this fall:
n Greg Clark: February's National Signing Day didn't stop the Vols from recruiting. UT waited until late March to pick up Clark, a 6-foot-4, 295-pound defensive tackle from Northside High School in Warner Robins, Ga.
n Raiques Crump: A late addition to the class, Crump hopes to prove to be a solid backup to some other prospects who spurned the Vols. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker is from Minor High School in Adamsville, Ga.
n Zach Fulton: Fulton may well prove wise to stick by his commitment through UT's coaching change. The Vols need help in the interior of their offensive line. Enter Fulton, a 6-4, 305-pound offensive guard from Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Ill.
n Martaze Jackson: With UT's depth at defensive end, Jackson won't be forced into action anytime soon. Linebacker in a 3-4 could be a possibility for the 6-2, 205-pound defensive end from Demopolis (Ala.) High School.
n Nash Nance: Don't tell UT head coach Derek Dooley that Nance was simply a lure to get his highly rated teammate: receiver Da'Rick Rogers. Dooley needs quarterbacks. The 6-3, 200-pound Nance from Calhoun (Ga.) High School fits the bill.
n Rajion Neal: Neal was a big pickup for Dooley, especially if the Vols lose sophomore Bryce Brown, who is expected to transfer. Neal, a 5-11, 207-pound tailback from Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., was considered one of the better running backs in the Southeast.
n Marques Pair: Pair is an interesting prospect. The 6-6, 255-pound offensive lineman from Sumter (S.C.) High School committed to Lane Kiffin, seemingly a perfect fit for the former UT coach who preferred athleticism over size. It remains to be seen how Pair will fit in with Dooley's Vols.
Pair's paperwork is in at UT. He's expected to enroll this week, but hasn't yet received clearance.
n John Propst: Propst may have been another backup plan, but not by much. West Virginia and other smaller schools had extended a scholarship offer to the 6-2, 215-pound linebacker from Hoover (Ala.) High School.
n Mychal Rivera: The Vols have one proven tight end, senior Luke Stocker, and little else at the position. That could open the door for a junior college prospect like Rivera, a 6-4, 240-pounder from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif.
n Da'Rick Rogers: Rogers is Dooley's ultimate steal so far. The 6-3, 205-pound receiver was considered one of the best wideouts in the nation last year.
n Dontavis Sapp: Sapp seemed destined to end up at East Carolina before the Vols extended an offer. Now, the 6-3, 205-pound safety can learn the ropes from a fairly deep secondary.
n James Stone: Stone is planning on enrolling this week, once he finishes up a cruise. The 6-5, 300-pound offensive lineman was Dooley's best in-state acquisition. Don't be surprised if Stone secures a starting position at guard this fall.
Second Session: The following signees are scheduled to enroll at UT later this summer:
n Defensive tackle John Brown from Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Miss.
n Defensive back Dave Clark from Independence (Kansas) Community College.
n Athlete Marques Dixon from Southwest Dekalb High School in Decatur, Ga.
n Receiver Justin Hunter from Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Va.
n Defensive back Eddrick Loften from Nimitz High School in Irving, Texas
n Kicker Michael Palardy from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Dixon, Hunter, Loften and Palardy told the News Sentinel they plan to enroll in July. It is unclear if Brown and Clark will enroll in July or August.
Dave Hooker covers Tennessee football recruiting. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.