UT commitment Camion Patrick will not play football for Lenoir City

Lenoir City wide receiver Camion Patrick carries the ball at West High School Friday, Oct. 7 2011.  Patrick, a local example of differing transfer rules, has since transferred to West, and has been ineligible to play, while he previously transferred from Clinton to Lenoir City and was able to play.

Photo by Mitch Jones, copyright © 2011

Lenoir City wide receiver Camion Patrick carries the ball at West High School Friday, Oct. 7 2011. Patrick, a local example of differing transfer rules, has since transferred to West, and has been ineligible to play, while he previously transferred from Clinton to Lenoir City and was able to play.

Camion Patrick

Camion Patrick

Camion Patrick, a Tennessee football commitment, will not play his senior season at Lenoir City High School.

No reason was given by Lenoir City coach Mike Zeller on Thursday night.

“About the only thing I can tell you is: he will not be playing with Lenoir City,” said Zeller.

Patrick, who committed to UT in late January, did not reply Thursday to a text message seeking comment.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver played an integral part in Lenoir City making a run to the Class 5A state quarterfinals in 2011, amassing more than 1,000 all-purpose yards during his junior season.

Patrick starred at Clinton High School during the 2009-10 seasons before transferring to Lenoir City.

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Comments » 32

RaineyVol writes:

Hope this doesn't transfer over to Tennessee and become a problem.

BluezVol writes:

Smells like trouble. Two schools already and kicked off before his senior season? No thanks - commit somewhere else.

keepitreal4vols writes:

As long as he plays for Tennessee, I don't care where he plays pee wee ball.

vollaw writes:

His guardian was hired as a coach at LCHS last year, which is why Camion played at Lenoir City to begin with. Guardian no longer has a position with Lenoir City schools for the upcoming season/year.

vollaw writes:

Suprised KNS did not report this, but we all know the quality of their reporting.

GiveHim6TDTennessee writes:

I think Tennessee should take back his scholarship if he refuses to play.

BankerVol writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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Your face would make a much better target A Whole!

NashvillePreds writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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You are an unbelievable joke.
You soon will begin to realize how long life will be. Before long the gravity of the term of your miserable existence will begin to escape your subconscious, and become your reality.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

I can't believe a Senior would not be playing fb his last year of HS?? I guess he's saving himself to be in good condition riding the pine at UT..

UT4prez writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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You are a bad person and have ruined my night, week, and month with your insensitive comment. I hope you sleep well knowing that I will not. You are such a meanie.

keepitreal4vols writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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One day, you will grow up and move out of Grandmas basement...just hang in there, life will get better for you.

justafan4ut writes:

in response to keepitreal4vols:

One day, you will grow up and move out of Grandmas basement...just hang in there, life will get better for you.

That would luxury accomodations for him, he lives in the shed outside of the single-wide and internet from the neighbor.

justafan4ut writes:

in response to justafan4ut:

That would luxury accomodations for him, he lives in the shed outside of the single-wide and internet from the neighbor.

would be luxury//// steals internet, sorry for not proof reading better., maybe I should go work for John.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

Isn't it fun how we just start using our imaginations to fill in the blanks when we don't have any facts about a situation? I just love it. It gives us all a chance to know what it feels like to be a troll on GVX.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

Rumor has it on several other forums that he didn't pass enough classes in the Spring/Summer to be eligible to play this Fall. He's apparently got a lot of work to do if he's going to become eligible to play for us next year. He might be headed to the JUCO ranks.

Snapshot writes:

in response to NashvillePreds:

You are an unbelievable joke.
You soon will begin to realize how long life will be. Before long the gravity of the term of your miserable existence will begin to escape your subconscious, and become your reality.

Yeah, what he said....I think! lol

BruisedOrange writes:

“About the only thing I can tell you is: he will not be playing with Lenoir City,” said Zeller.

That sounds like he COULD play for another school. Anyone know what options are actually open for him? Do ya think TSSAA might have some guidelines?

(Or maybe Camion was inspired by Jarnell Stokes' success...)

JayTee writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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He can't hit a garbage can do you really think he can hit a moving target?

Most of you people need to get a sense of humor you're wound to tight.

HopeisNotaCourseofAction writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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Now that's funny! For all those panty waisted wine cooler drinkin mamma boys all tore up about the comment, go hide under mamma's ironing board and play with her apron strings.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to 10seVol85_Part_Deux:

Rumor has it on several other forums that he didn't pass enough classes in the Spring/Summer to be eligible to play this Fall. He's apparently got a lot of work to do if he's going to become eligible to play for us next year. He might be headed to the JUCO ranks.

Once again...you sir are correct.

OTPVol writes:

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voloffaith writes:

Hmmm... let's see can't make hs grades..college? oh well to JUCO if can get in or is it guardian moved on so he will to? more data coming soon from KNS reliable sources....

underthehill writes:

in response to 10seVol85_Part_Deux:

Rumor has it on several other forums that he didn't pass enough classes in the Spring/Summer to be eligible to play this Fall. He's apparently got a lot of work to do if he's going to become eligible to play for us next year. He might be headed to the JUCO ranks.

His high school coach could have done a better job addressing this issue. It is his grades..

volunteerXX writes:

His guardian took a coaching job at Oak Ridge for this coming season. Maybe he could be transferring there.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to volunteerXX:

His guardian took a coaching job at Oak Ridge for this coming season. Maybe he could be transferring there.

That transfer is another rumor circulating. I would think, though, if he didn't pass enough classes to be eligible (TSSAA), then he wouldn't be eligible at Oak Ridge either.

TNORANGEDOGDAD writes:

Watch out he'll have Lil Lane and rED bull Orangutan coming to recruit him again.

Tippet writes:

in response to volunteerXX:

His guardian took a coaching job at Oak Ridge for this coming season. Maybe he could be transferring there.

Unless he moved back in w/ him he won't be going. As of last spring the guardian no longer had legal custody and he was floating between his girlfriends house and other places. This is a good kid that has been pimped out by his guardian to advance his coaching positions, and it has hurt the kid academically. This kid needs structure and he will be fine.

dgcarter43 writes:

Sounds like an opening for another recruit that has it together. The Vols need to focus on recruits that can make the grade and appreciate the opportunity.

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to BluezVol:

Smells like trouble. Two schools already and kicked off before his senior season? No thanks - commit somewhere else.

I will agree with you. Two different High Schools in two years and kicked off his senior year spells trouble. Send him to Southern Cal.

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to abnerPeabody:

I will agree with you. Two different High Schools in two years and kicked off his senior year spells trouble. Send him to Southern Cal.

That may have been too harsh.I apologize. Should have read the coments before posting.

orhs_WR_8 writes:

Cam isnt going to oak ridge..im his cousin and i play 4 oak ridge. And his guardian also is not on our staff. That cancels both those "rumors"

AsianView writes:

Appreciate the contributors who provide knowledgable, factual information.

I hope the young man is able to get a college education despite the lack of meaningful adult support.

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