UT gives Shane Reveiz, Jake Storey scholarships

Tennessee linebackers Shane Reveiz (30), left, and Jake Storey (53) run a drill during practice at Neyland Stadium Saturday, April 2, 2011.

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Tennessee linebackers Shane Reveiz (30), left, and Jake Storey (53) run a drill during practice at Neyland Stadium Saturday, April 2, 2011.

Room for two under the NCAA’s limit of 85 scholarship players has allowed Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley to send off two of his senior walk-ons with a nice parting gift.

Linebackers Shane Reveiz and Jake Storey have both been put on scholarship for the 2011 season, UT confirmed Wednesday.

Numerous teammates and former teammates took to their Twitter accounts last week to celebrate the news and congratulate the players who have paid just to have the opportunity to wear a UT jersey.

Reveiz, who played his high school ball at Farragut, is following in the footsteps of his brother, Nick, who also transitioned from walk-on to scholarship player during his career with the Vols. While Shane hasn’t been able to crack the starting rotation like Nick was able to do in his final two years, the younger Reveiz has definitely improved. He racked up nine tackles in UT’s second scrimmage of the spring and saw valuable playing time at a position where the Vols are low on bodies.

“It’s extremely difficult and it’s hard, but as a walk-on, you’ve kind of got to expect that,” Shane Reveiz said in April. “They have all their money in their scholarship guys, and you’ve got to understand that, but at the same time you have to be ready at any moment and you’ve got to have a strong mental focus at all times and be ready whenever your number is called.”

Storey has been with the Vols since 2008 and has appeared in a combined 16 games the past two seasons. In that span, he’s picked up five tackles.

Because both players are set to graduate after the season, this move will have no effect on the number of players UT can sign for the 2012 class.

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voloffaith writes:

Nice move with a touch of class.......

PHAT_VOL writes:

Very Deserving!!

orangecountyvols writes:

Wear that orange shirt proudly guys. Shane, if you have a heart anything like Nick...........that will carry you far.

Go Vols !

pingkr62 writes:

It's great to see what hard work and a never quit attitude can do. Congratulation Shane and Jake!

mrtruvol#207043 writes:

One classy move from the NEW Vol program,DD, and staff. Congratulations to these two fine deserving men.

pj_ladyvolnMI writes:

Awesome! Congrats, Shane and Jake! I hope the other guys see how their hard work and dedication can pay off, too. Thrilled for you.

agentorange writes:

congrats to those guys. that pic makes them look like they was 175 each.

tmartin writes:

why?

AC_84 writes:

in response to agentorange:

congrats to those guys. that pic makes them look like they was 175 each.

they do look small

givehim6 writes:

Congrats guys, now give it your all your final year!

murrayvol writes:

in response to tmartin:

why?

Because they deserve it and it's the right thing to do.

Both will be Vols For Life and will give back to the University far into the future.

How's that?

VOLliven2it writes:

Well osu2 it surely didn't mean a thing the past three years for Shane. This is a good move and even if they do not get in a lot of games it is worth it. GO VOLS!

GerryOP writes:

in response to osu2:

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Yes ... yes it does. At The University of Tennessee we reward loyalty, hard work, and dedication. These kids obtained the scholarships the old fashioned way ... they earned them.

RashaadSalabeb writes:

Class all the way Coach! Very much a touch of class!

Go Vols!

TommyJack writes:

TJ has no problem with it.

slb#1351874 writes:

I commend you coach.

ALL_VOL75 writes:

in response to osu2:

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means they're from a family of VOLS! Nothing wrong with that!!!

memphis_vol_fan writes:

Congrats to both of these guys.

pingkr62 writes:

in response to agentorange:

congrats to those guys. that pic makes them look like they was 175 each.

The size of one's heart will always overcome the size of one's physique.

tnfanincali writes:

in response to tmartin:

why?

Why not? Doesn't hurt us, helps them... Pretty easy to figure..

VolBlitz writes:

Congrats guys, a well deserved move from CDD and shows what a great attitude and work ethic will get you.

we are gonna sneak up on some folks this year...
you talk about being under the radar, this team is... and I think they will be able to take advantage of it!

GO VOLS

Outdated writes:

Dooley continues to improve the image of UT and himself..A touch of class ..priceless...

BigVolFaninSC writes:

A reward for loyalty!...gotta love it! GO BIG ORANGE!

Volunatic writes:

in response to osu2:

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Go sell memorabilia to pay for tattoos.

volmania97 writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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I don't understand why people get on here and trash talk Tennessee. If you don't like Tennessee, then why are you on here in the frist place? Please go to your team page and leave this page for true Tennessee fans!

bkwats2003#237114 writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Speaking of class when is Vandy going to show some and replace that study hall they call a gym. It's embarassing to the SEC to show that old dump on national television during basketball.

Also, I heard UT alumni are givng money to enlarge the lacrosse, I mean, football stadium. We need more seats for the home team fans when Vandy plays UT at UTs second home in Nashville.

Is it true that Pearl Cohn beat Vandy in the spring game?

Biggie writes:

in response to Whatthehellsgoingonoutthere:

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Well said..........

volmania97 writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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You are like dog peter nat at a picnic. Please go away!

allvol32 writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Yes, folks there he is again...that dude that eats, thinks, breathes and sleeps all things UT - I'll bet he even wears orange panties sitting in his dark basement typing away. What an ultra maroon!!!

You're a bit annoying which I know is your goal but much more than that you're sad, pathetic, pitiful and deserving of sympathy for your warped mental condition.

Maybe someday your family if you have one will perform an intervention and you'll get the treatment that you need for your mental illness.

SGidds writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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I wasn't aware that Jansen Jackson leaving school had anything to do with him taking drugs. I've heard rumors (that I won't repeat)that his departure involved other members of his family. Where did you hear this "truth" about Janzen being allowed to quit school due to a drug test and return later with no consequences? I don't believe that for a second, and it sounds like sour grapes to me. Jackson isn't a saint, we all know that, but the scenario that you described is not something that Dooley would allow.

As for punishing someone for something "didn't hurt UT in anyway (sic)", that depends on your perspective, I guess. If my son were a football player and he didn't meet his obligations off the field, I wouldn't allow him to play. I have no problem if Derek Dooley does the same, whether that person is Tyler Bray, Janzen Jackson, or anyone else on the team.

But thanks, I guess, for giving me the "truth".

kletusfleabiscuit writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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nice try nancy. CDD is doing the right thing considering JJ. FYI - JJ is not on the team or the roster. If he does show up to play, you can bet that the Honorable Coach Dooley will take all things into consideration, especially what's right for JJ. Unlike Spurrier (hint, QB, hint WR),,CDD will not accept anybody that is not 100% committed. Go back to study your major, Trolling 101,,and don't flunk again. GBO

Einstein writes:

Very Deserved Award!!!

VolBlitz writes:

Guys, if we do not respond to the likes of
CantStandSaban
Sec1
and the like they won't have any fun and leave. I will not respond to non UT fans, what's the point?

They need an "Ignore" feature on this site badly.

orangecountyvols writes:

VolBlitz and other authenic Vols,

Notice this about the troll.......Cantstandhimself,
aka CantStandSaban?

The troll uses CantstandSaban as his screen name, yet never a disparaging word against Nick Saban. Yet, the troll is consumed with the Vols.

Do you need further proof this guy is indeed
extremely weird?

RollTideJoe...........did he venture onto Bama's site and get tossed out on his ear?

Probably..............

mcgink2 writes:

congrats guys!!!! this is front page story on cnnSI.com college football page right now. great article. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011...

HallowedHill writes:

Here is an example of taking a story of 2 scholarships and making a real story out of it:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011...

JV67 writes:

in response to CantStandSaban:

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Nice try KNS. Not bitin'.

JV67 writes:

These kind of players are the heart of a good program. Nice move by CDD.

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