Dallas adds to UT's success in Georgia

WR kept 'thinking Tennessee' during visit to Florida

Tennessee continued its recruiting success in Georgia on Friday when athlete Vincent Dallas from Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood committed to the Vols.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Dallas is UT’s sixth commitment from the state of Georgia in the 2011 signing class.

“We’re starting a connection with the Georgia boys,” Dallas said. “We’re going to help turn the program around.”

Dallas said he believes that’s possible because of UT’s coaching staff.

“They give me a lot of confidence,” Dallas said of UT’s coaches. “Everybody just needs to get comfortable and get everything together and we’re going to take off.”

Dallas said he chose UT over Florida.

He also had offers from such schools as Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

Dallas took an official visit to Florida last weekend, which helped convince him to choose UT.

“I took my visit to Florida but I just kept thinking Tennessee, Tennessee, Tennessee,” Dallas said. “I just felt more comfortable there. I feel like it’s the place where I can better myself.”

Dallas, who’s being recruited to play wide receiver at UT, said he believes he can be a nice complement to standout freshman receiver Justin Hunter.

“He’s a good receiver,” Dallas said. “I’ll fit in right beside him. I can come in and be the speed guy.”

Dallas said he’ll visit UT on Oct. 23 to watch the Vols play Alabama before he returns to Knoxville for an official visit on Dec. 3.

Dallas took two trips to UT’s campus during the summer.

“It was wonderful,” Dallas said. “It was really a sight to see. I really enjoyed my time there and how much love I got from Tennessee.”

UT’s other commitments from the state of Georgia are cornerback Justin Coleman of Brunswick, linebacker Christian Harris of Woodstock, linebacker A.J. Johnson of Gainesville, offensive lineman Alan Posey of Athens and defensive back Brian Randolph of Marietta.

Dallas is UT’s first commitment from a receiver and 18th commitment overall for the 2011 class.

Josh Ward is a freelance contributor.

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ReesePresident writes:

first

chrisw2967 writes:

uh oh it will be his word against the trolls when they say the gayfors never offered him.

the trolls will say fla never offered in 3,2,1

TSCinSFO writes:

Yawn. Another 3 star recruit that didn't actual have offers from all those schools but just visited. We only have about 7 letters left to offer so what's the hurry in signing all these 3 star recruits when there's plenty of top talent still around? Unless we get some 4 and 5 star recruits this will wind up as a VERY mediocre class ranked in the mid 30's or 40's nationwide. Before those orange colored glasses blast me, the Fla, Ala, LSU's of the SEC are all signing 4 and 5 star studs. They are on the top of the SEC every year, so don't say it's not the highest star recruiting ratings and class ranking that count because it does. Remember when we were the on top of the SEC every year and our recruiting classes were ranked in the top 10 every year? Some wash out, but the more 4/5 star studs you sign the better the chances of winning down the road. Very rare that 3 star turn out to be very good or great, but you HAVE to coach em too. Not impressed with Dooley or this class so far. I'm a Vol fan forever and hope I'm wrong.

JCJ1986 writes:

in response to TSCinSFO:

Yawn. Another 3 star recruit that didn't actual have offers from all those schools but just visited. We only have about 7 letters left to offer so what's the hurry in signing all these 3 star recruits when there's plenty of top talent still around? Unless we get some 4 and 5 star recruits this will wind up as a VERY mediocre class ranked in the mid 30's or 40's nationwide. Before those orange colored glasses blast me, the Fla, Ala, LSU's of the SEC are all signing 4 and 5 star studs. They are on the top of the SEC every year, so don't say it's not the highest star recruiting ratings and class ranking that count because it does. Remember when we were the on top of the SEC every year and our recruiting classes were ranked in the top 10 every year? Some wash out, but the more 4/5 star studs you sign the better the chances of winning down the road. Very rare that 3 star turn out to be very good or great, but you HAVE to coach em too. Not impressed with Dooley or this class so far. I'm a Vol fan forever and hope I'm wrong.

don't feed the troll

andy112382#209793 writes:

in response to TSCinSFO:

Yawn. Another 3 star recruit that didn't actual have offers from all those schools but just visited. We only have about 7 letters left to offer so what's the hurry in signing all these 3 star recruits when there's plenty of top talent still around? Unless we get some 4 and 5 star recruits this will wind up as a VERY mediocre class ranked in the mid 30's or 40's nationwide. Before those orange colored glasses blast me, the Fla, Ala, LSU's of the SEC are all signing 4 and 5 star studs. They are on the top of the SEC every year, so don't say it's not the highest star recruiting ratings and class ranking that count because it does. Remember when we were the on top of the SEC every year and our recruiting classes were ranked in the top 10 every year? Some wash out, but the more 4/5 star studs you sign the better the chances of winning down the road. Very rare that 3 star turn out to be very good or great, but you HAVE to coach em too. Not impressed with Dooley or this class so far. I'm a Vol fan forever and hope I'm wrong.

Fail.

So scout and rivals lied about his offers? Funny.

wags32 writes:

in response to TSCinSFO:

Yawn. Another 3 star recruit that didn't actual have offers from all those schools but just visited. We only have about 7 letters left to offer so what's the hurry in signing all these 3 star recruits when there's plenty of top talent still around? Unless we get some 4 and 5 star recruits this will wind up as a VERY mediocre class ranked in the mid 30's or 40's nationwide. Before those orange colored glasses blast me, the Fla, Ala, LSU's of the SEC are all signing 4 and 5 star studs. They are on the top of the SEC every year, so don't say it's not the highest star recruiting ratings and class ranking that count because it does. Remember when we were the on top of the SEC every year and our recruiting classes were ranked in the top 10 every year? Some wash out, but the more 4/5 star studs you sign the better the chances of winning down the road. Very rare that 3 star turn out to be very good or great, but you HAVE to coach em too. Not impressed with Dooley or this class so far. I'm a Vol fan forever and hope I'm wrong.

According to ESPN Tennessee has 3 4* recruits! AJ Johnson, P Martin and A Posey, with Worley expected to be be seasons end. So troll stick that in your hole...........

TSCinSFO writes:

Yea, Yea, Yea. And the SEC elite has more than 10 4/5 star recruits each already. Just because he visited those schools doesn't mean he got an offer dimwit. Tell me in 3 or 4 years how all these 3 star recruits pan out when we're still getting blasted by the Ducks, Fla's, and Ala's of the world and struggling to beat the Ky's and Vandy's to get to a toliet bowl. You people need to quit being such blind followers and be more objective. And I am NOT a fair weather fan, just a realistic one. Trolls! LMAO!

TSCinSFO writes:

BTW, at last count there are at least 18 4/5 star recruits still considering UT with only about 7 letters left to offer. What do you think is going to happen if we load up on a bunch 3 star players and we get calls from these studs wanting to come here to play. Take away a 2/3 star recruits offer to give to a 4/5 star kid? I don't think so. As of now, we're ranked 9th in the SEC in recruits, not even in the top 25 nationally, and even Ole Miss and KY are ahead of us at 24th/25th nationally. Do any of you all that calls me a troll get the picture? Duh!

LaneBrains writes:

in response to TSCinSFO:

BTW, at last count there are at least 18 4/5 star recruits still considering UT with only about 7 letters left to offer. What do you think is going to happen if we load up on a bunch 3 star players and we get calls from these studs wanting to come here to play. Take away a 2/3 star recruits offer to give to a 4/5 star kid? I don't think so. As of now, we're ranked 9th in the SEC in recruits, not even in the top 25 nationally, and even Ole Miss and KY are ahead of us at 24th/25th nationally. Do any of you all that calls me a troll get the picture? Duh!

So, do you miss us yet? Not only would the LaneBrains have a better record on the field, we would have much better handle on the best recruits in the nation.

Recall that Ed and Monte brought in the best recruit in the history of the school...and among the top 5 all time in the history of college football.

CLK, ED O, Monte ... The LaneBrains
Thank you for you continued support SFO

The7Maxims writes:

in response to LaneBrains:

So, do you miss us yet? Not only would the LaneBrains have a better record on the field, we would have much better handle on the best recruits in the nation.

Recall that Ed and Monte brought in the best recruit in the history of the school...and among the top 5 all time in the history of college football.

CLK, ED O, Monte ... The LaneBrains
Thank you for you continued support SFO

I don't think USC missed Lane. USC is a team full of 4 and 5 star athletes with losses to Stanford and Washington?!?!

OldNumber7 writes:

in response to TSCinSFO:

Yea, Yea, Yea. And the SEC elite has more than 10 4/5 star recruits each already. Just because he visited those schools doesn't mean he got an offer dimwit. Tell me in 3 or 4 years how all these 3 star recruits pan out when we're still getting blasted by the Ducks, Fla's, and Ala's of the world and struggling to beat the Ky's and Vandy's to get to a toliet bowl. You people need to quit being such blind followers and be more objective. And I am NOT a fair weather fan, just a realistic one. Trolls! LMAO!

Maybe you would like to discuss how Oregon's 2008 3 and 4 star recruits are panning out?

utfpmd writes:

Rivals says this kid graduates in December. Excellent. Hopefully he can spend this spring learning the offense.

nola_vol writes:

Culturally, east Tennessee will "feel like home" (in all those subtle, hard-to-put-your-finger-on ways) to kids from the northern two-thirds of Georgia, the eastern halves of North & South Carolina, northern Alabama and Mississippi, and the southern half of Virginia.

Over the years, you can chart our successes in those areas by how poorly the "home" programs in those states were doing at the time.

If excitement at Ole Miss and MissState continue to wane, we may regain some ground there. But North Carolina just may not be producing as much talent as it once did, having been invaded by white-collar northerners over the past few decades.

The Hokies, Gamecocks and elephants have fortified their borders for the foreseeable. As for the Sunshine State... Tallahassee and Miami are on the rise again, so not much is going to fall through the cracks.

Georgia IS the life-blood of our program for at least the next few years. Last week's shellacking won't help (other than to establish our need!)

Go get 'em CDD!

92volalum writes:

I will wait until signing day to say this staff can recruit or not. I will take a top 12 class if its loaded with ol and dl and a few skill players here and there.

I believe 100% that to be good enough to win championships you have to have the best players and that means a lot of 4/5 stars players..

I support the program but if LK was still our coach I promise you our class would be loaded with the BEST 4/5 star players and our record would be close to the same... So that's my base for this staff if a rookie coach like Lane can get top 10 classes, regardless of our record, with no problem then CDD has no excuse.....

I choose to not follow anything or anyone in life blindly no matter how much I love it!!!! GBO and finish strong

codybain13 writes:

in response to TSCinSFO:

Yea, Yea, Yea. And the SEC elite has more than 10 4/5 star recruits each already. Just because he visited those schools doesn't mean he got an offer dimwit. Tell me in 3 or 4 years how all these 3 star recruits pan out when we're still getting blasted by the Ducks, Fla's, and Ala's of the world and struggling to beat the Ky's and Vandy's to get to a toliet bowl. You people need to quit being such blind followers and be more objective. And I am NOT a fair weather fan, just a realistic one. Trolls! LMAO!

remember James Banks? recruited as a 5 star, never was anything.
Chris Brown was a 2 star recruit and he was a pretty good tight end.
Arian Foster was a 3 star.
Austin Rogers, 3 star
Dan Williams 3 Star
Luke Stocker, 3, Lamarcus Thompson 3.
Denarius Moore 3.

there are a million 3 star recruits that have had hug impacts, probably more so that 4 and 5 star. So make sure you look it up before you say anything bud.

Go4Two writes:

in response to codybain13:

remember James Banks? recruited as a 5 star, never was anything.
Chris Brown was a 2 star recruit and he was a pretty good tight end.
Arian Foster was a 3 star.
Austin Rogers, 3 star
Dan Williams 3 Star
Luke Stocker, 3, Lamarcus Thompson 3.
Denarius Moore 3.

there are a million 3 star recruits that have had hug impacts, probably more so that 4 and 5 star. So make sure you look it up before you say anything bud.

We all know there are tons of 3 stars that have great success however the 3 teams in the SEC that have recruited the most 4 and 5 stars over the past 4 years are Bama, Fla, LSU. There are a lot of great coaches PLAYERS WIN GAMES. Saban could not win at Miami because the other teams had better players.

AirForceVol2786 writes:

in response to TSCinSFO:

Yawn. Another 3 star recruit that didn't actual have offers from all those schools but just visited. We only have about 7 letters left to offer so what's the hurry in signing all these 3 star recruits when there's plenty of top talent still around? Unless we get some 4 and 5 star recruits this will wind up as a VERY mediocre class ranked in the mid 30's or 40's nationwide. Before those orange colored glasses blast me, the Fla, Ala, LSU's of the SEC are all signing 4 and 5 star studs. They are on the top of the SEC every year, so don't say it's not the highest star recruiting ratings and class ranking that count because it does. Remember when we were the on top of the SEC every year and our recruiting classes were ranked in the top 10 every year? Some wash out, but the more 4/5 star studs you sign the better the chances of winning down the road. Very rare that 3 star turn out to be very good or great, but you HAVE to coach em too. Not impressed with Dooley or this class so far. I'm a Vol fan forever and hope I'm wrong.

Well the article clearly states that he had offers from schools like Auburn and Oklahoma. I guess reading isn't your strong point.

Bogus writes:

in response to Navalorange:

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Yeah, I remember when UT used to get top-10 classes also. It was back in February. Under Dooley. This TSC guy is a T-O-O-L.

richvol writes:

Virtually every 4 or 5 star player has been recruited over a two year period beginning in their junior,or even their sophomore year. Dooley has been here for 10 months...what is it about this that you don't understand. Oh wait...that's it...understanding. A total lack of it for you crybabies. Get a life.

VolInSabanLand writes:

in response to JoeMama:

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Yep, finally someone who says the key thing. It is VERY unlikely that a program which has been where our Vols have for the past 5 to 10 years is going to suddenly recruit with Bama, LSU and Fla. What we have to do is recruit with So. Car., Ga., Ark. and the like, then prove on the field that the ship is turning. Once that is established by winning MOST games with 3 star guys and being competitive with the big boys of the game, THEN the program and staff must start pulling in the top 5 classes and try to knock off the reigning bosses of the league.

It's going to have to be a process and we aren't likely to jump from day one at rock bottom to step #4 in the recovery. So, let's be rational and focus on step #1. Show that the staff can coach an outmanned team and recruit a mid-level to slightly higher class and start being recognizable as a competitive team again.

In the meantime, if we can attract a handful of the 4 or 5 star guys, it will make this step a bit easier. But reality is that we aren't going to see 12 5 star guys show up at UT next Spring. I think Dooley and crew are doing pretty well at the early stages of step #1. Let's hope it leads to step #2 really, really fast.

TommyJack writes:

We have the right man for the job.

jack_2222#231746 writes:

in response to TSCinSFO:

Yawn. Another 3 star recruit that didn't actual have offers from all those schools but just visited. We only have about 7 letters left to offer so what's the hurry in signing all these 3 star recruits when there's plenty of top talent still around? Unless we get some 4 and 5 star recruits this will wind up as a VERY mediocre class ranked in the mid 30's or 40's nationwide. Before those orange colored glasses blast me, the Fla, Ala, LSU's of the SEC are all signing 4 and 5 star studs. They are on the top of the SEC every year, so don't say it's not the highest star recruiting ratings and class ranking that count because it does. Remember when we were the on top of the SEC every year and our recruiting classes were ranked in the top 10 every year? Some wash out, but the more 4/5 star studs you sign the better the chances of winning down the road. Very rare that 3 star turn out to be very good or great, but you HAVE to coach em too. Not impressed with Dooley or this class so far. I'm a Vol fan forever and hope I'm wrong.

"very rare that a 3star turns out very good or great"

NFL Combine breakdown 2010
5-star … 35
4-star … 70
3-star … 85
2-star … 86
1-star … 21
Unrated… 32

How 'bout them 2 and 3 stars????

Get your facts straight, man.

Juzkruzin writes:

in response to TSCinSFO:

Yawn. Another 3 star recruit that didn't actual have offers from all those schools but just visited. We only have about 7 letters left to offer so what's the hurry in signing all these 3 star recruits when there's plenty of top talent still around? Unless we get some 4 and 5 star recruits this will wind up as a VERY mediocre class ranked in the mid 30's or 40's nationwide. Before those orange colored glasses blast me, the Fla, Ala, LSU's of the SEC are all signing 4 and 5 star studs. They are on the top of the SEC every year, so don't say it's not the highest star recruiting ratings and class ranking that count because it does. Remember when we were the on top of the SEC every year and our recruiting classes were ranked in the top 10 every year? Some wash out, but the more 4/5 star studs you sign the better the chances of winning down the road. Very rare that 3 star turn out to be very good or great, but you HAVE to coach em too. Not impressed with Dooley or this class so far. I'm a Vol fan forever and hope I'm wrong.

True Vol Fans welcomes every signee with open arms. Was you with the kid 24/7 and know that he didn't receive these offers. It is fans like you that make me sick. If we don't have eleven Peyton Manning's on the field you will find something wrong with them. Peyton was a 5 star how many National Championships did we win in his 4 years? Then in steps Tee Martin (I think a 3 star) and look what he won for us, against all the 5 stars at FL, AL, AU, Ole Miss, AR, etc. Now explain that in your reasoning why we need all 4-5 stars to be a winner? You just have to want to play football, keep the team rules, listen to and respect the coaching staff, stay conditioned, live in the weight room, maintain your grades, and have the heart of a pit bull (sorry Smokey) and by their junior year they are 4 stars, by their senior year they are 5 stars. Like I posted the other night night our leading tackler this year was a walk-on. How many stars you get from being a walk-on 7? That is how he plays. You like FL, AL, AU, LSU and all their 5 stars why don't you go to their sites and not keep putting our kids down? You think they don't read these post and before he even signs with the Vols you have called the kis a lair and a so so player. You need to go get a plexiglass stomach where you can see what you are saying and that you are one of the few that thinks a 3 star player isn't anygood, better yet go to USC, you and Kiffin seems to have fallen from the same tree. He got us a 5 star, where is he know, playing flag football at Kansas ST. Look at the three star TN let get away from Alcoa, Randall Cobb, and IMO he will break the 25 year losing streak to the BO this year, if he doesn't get hurt, he sure will hurt us, I am sorry to say and he wanted to come to TN, what a loss!!

murrayvol writes:

in response to myfollower#555763:

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Trolls (paid & unpaid) visit here for one reason only....to make the natives restless. It obviously works so they set up shop and roll grenades across the floor.

They have no interest in legitimate questions, answers, or theories. Their goal is to roil and nothing more.

There are a few exceptions....damn few.

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to Navalorange:

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Plus, Dooley pulled together a top 10 class last year with the players that he brought in like Hunter, Rogers, Stone and others..I think we dropped between 15th and 20th when CLK left and committed UT recruits left for whatever reason..Dooley only had so many weeks to salvage what recruiting class we had left plus bring his OWN recruits..I think he may have had 3 weeks or so to do that in..Someone please correct if I am wrong about that length of time.

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to TommyJack:

We have the right man for the job.

^^^^THIS RIGHT HERE^^^^

volfaninusaf writes:

in response to Bogus:

Yeah, I remember when UT used to get top-10 classes also. It was back in February. Under Dooley. This TSC guy is a T-O-O-L.

It was a number 1 class before Kiffin left and recruits jumped ship. Just saying.

TSCinSFO writes:

in response to volfaninusaf:

It was a number 1 class before Kiffin left and recruits jumped ship. Just saying.

Thanks for the compliment. My girlfriend loves my T-O-O-L. You blind tools, um fools, don't have a clue. Dooley can't recruit, can't coach, and won't last at UT or in the SEC. We'll waste 4 years learning that. Let's stock up on all these great 3 star players so we can get blasted by Bama, Fla, etc and we can get down to Ky and Vandy for bottom feeder status. Oh, but I guess we already are. I mean hiring a losing coach from a less than a Mid Major conference was a great hire wasn't it?

lemeshousomthen writes:

dont look like the stars really matter anymore.. if u cant coach then u gotta have 4 and 5 stars..ole urbans looked good but he cant teach em no more than option play so the stars there wont be coached up til they hit the nfl..prime example..and he was a decent coach at times..fulmer

lemeshousomthen writes:

remember people..it aint always the stars..see florida miss st.

Juzkruzin writes:

Wouild all true BO Fans stand up and be accounted for. Win, lose or draw. We recruit as much as any other team in the country. Ever heard of "Freedom of Choice". A lot of todays seniors have been fans of a certain team for years and if they are a five star or one star and they get an offer from that school they are going to take it. That is their life long dream and no matter how much Kiffin's Boys had when it came to recruting they couldn't pull that kid away from that school. If you look at the numbers for NFL draftees a star did pretty well as far as getting into the NFL. So SFO whatever that means you may act on hear that you arenot a fair weather fan, but your post shows otherwise. Each one gets dumber. That is like the TN High School Book that Murphy Brown puts out every year for every High School in TN. Does he see all these kids? No, he sends out packages to the school and the coaches fill them out and mail them back, just like Rivals, etc. Sure the coaches wants the kids from his program to be looked at so they build them up, because the more recruits he gets in college DI, D2, D3 helps him retain his job and he also uses that as a recruiting tool for JR High or kids already in school that played through Pee Wee Football to get them to come out. I am just glad that we are getting some three stars, two stars, walk-ons, whatever as long as we get enough bodies where we can rest the starters (not all at once) unless it is a blow out, either way for a couple of plays. Not having to play 94 plays like Janzen Jackson had too a couple of games. You are really hugh up on stars aren't you? The kis from GA., says he has speed, we definetly need that. He has already committed to the BO so why would he have to lie about it? He has gotten his scholarship, he is coming to UT, so why do you stars watchers have to be negative. Welcome the kids regardless of stars. If they have committed to me they are a BO Player, just waiting to get on the field. I see you still haven't gotten that plexiglass put in your stomach so you can see where you are going and be able to count the stars***TN ****AL,GA, AU, FL, *****FL, AL

Juzkruzin writes:

SFO wonder where all the 5 stars players were today for FL., when Miss ST beat then with 2 & 3 star players? Just goes to show how stupid you are with your (gotta have 5 stars) to win in the SEC. Does this prove it to you, not the size of the dog, but the size of the fight in the dog. That is 3 losses in a row for FL and their 5 star studs, also didn't work out for Ohio ST., and all their 5 stars also. Still believe you cannot win without 5 star players on your team? You must rate the players for Rivals, ect.

Pompey writes:

in response to wags32:

According to ESPN Tennessee has 3 4* recruits! AJ Johnson, P Martin and A Posey, with Worley expected to be be seasons end. So troll stick that in your hole...........

....Justin Worley could care less about his stars, he now ownes nearly all of SC passing records and is looking forward to playing for the state championship....stars?....your kidding right?

nicknack1 writes:

in response to codybain13:

remember James Banks? recruited as a 5 star, never was anything.
Chris Brown was a 2 star recruit and he was a pretty good tight end.
Arian Foster was a 3 star.
Austin Rogers, 3 star
Dan Williams 3 Star
Luke Stocker, 3, Lamarcus Thompson 3.
Denarius Moore 3.

there are a million 3 star recruits that have had hug impacts, probably more so that 4 and 5 star. So make sure you look it up before you say anything bud.

By the way, Heisman trophy winner Mark Ingram was a 3 star also

volsfan74 writes:

So Florida is winning with a bunch of 4 & 5 star players? WOW I must be on another planet cause I was certain that Florida just lost their 3rd game in a row?! Something even Ron Zook did not o while at Florida. I think we all have to agree a lot of Florida's winning was the sure WILL of Tebow. I will take (25) 3 star recruits with Tebows heart and will over a 5 star with Bryce Browns character.

VolFanNC writes:

Can we simply aggree not to respond to the trolls who thin the stars are the most important thing.

The thing to look for is whether or not Dooley pulls 10-12 OL and DL in this class. If he pulls 5-6 OL and 5-7 DL, then he actually has a recruiting plan. If not, then we are in trouble.

tgiles1944#654264 writes:

Has Coach Dooley recruited KAPRI BIBBS yet?

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