Signing Day at Tennessee: Who's in

Five-star defensive back Vonn Bell of Ridgeland High School in Rossville, Ga., is among the Tennessee targets who are scheduled to announce their college decisions on National Signing Day.

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Five-star defensive back Vonn Bell of Ridgeland High School in Rossville, Ga., is among the Tennessee targets who are scheduled to announce their college decisions on National Signing Day.

Running list of Tennessee's 2012 football signees.

Davante Bourque

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Davante Bourque

Davante Bourque

Running back, 6-2, 210

Crowley, La. (Crowley)

Committed: Jan. 15, 2012

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 4-star

Rivals: 4-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 91 (No. 8 all-purpose back, No. 14 prospect in Louisiana)

The skinny: A late commitment, but one the Vols had to sweat out all the way until National Signing Day, Bourque is the highest-ranked of the incoming freshmen who will be in the mix for a wide open battle at running back. That’s a place he’s excited to be, as he grew frustrated through the recruitment process by schools that wanted to try him out at wide receiver, safety and linebacker. He’ll probably have to add some bulk, but there’s plenty of time for that. If he shows the same play-making ability he did in high school, he’ll be on the field no matter how big he is. To insure that he would qualify, Bourque is finishing his high school work at The Education Center School in Jackson, Miss.

Darrington Sentimore

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Darrington Sentimore

Darrington Sentimore *

Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 270

Destrehan, La. (Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College)

Committed: Dec. 21, 2011

Enrolled: Jan. 11, 2012

Prospect Rankings

247sports: 4-star

Rivals: 3-star

Scout.com: 3-star

247 Sports Rating: 92 (No. 19 juco prospect, No. 2 juco defensive tackle, No. 7 juco recruit in Mississippi)

The skinny: Sentimore’s commitment on National Junior College Signing Day in December provided a positive ending to what had been an extremely disappointing day. Though UT would have loved to add defensive tackle Damien Jacobs (Florida) and cornerback Otis Jacobs (Texas A&M), Sentimore gives the Vols a proven player who has had success in the SEC. At Alabama, he redshirted the 2009 season before seeing spot duty in 2010. He came on strong last season at junior college, where he recorded 39 tackles, five tackles for loss, seven sacks and forced a fumble.

Drae Bowles

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Drae Bowles

Drae Bowles

Wide receiver, 6-1, 200

Jackson, Tenn. (Jackson Christian)

Committed: July 17, 2011

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 4-star

Rivals: 4-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 93 (No. 212 overall prospect, No. 25 wide receiver, No. 4 player in Tennessee)

The skinny: Bowles was one of the top targets for UT coaches when they began putting this 2012 class together and he quickly became one of its core members, committing early and maintaining a low-stress presence on the Vols’ big board. The chance for early playing time is there, and coaches haven’t been shy to tell Bowles that he has a good chance of receiving it. His size and speed make him an option at seemingly any spot on the Vols’ wide receiver depth chart.

LaDarrell McNeil

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LaDarrell McNeil

LaDarrell McNeil

Safety, 6-2, 195

Dallas, Texas (Wilmer-Hutchins)

Committed: Aug. 15, 2011

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 4-star

Rivals: 4-star

Scout: 4-star

247Sports Rating: 95 (No. 115 overall prospect, No. 6 safety, No. 14 prospect in Texas)

The skinny: Already considered one of the top players at his position before the 2011 season, McNeil saw his stock soar after a senior year that featured plenty of YouTube worthy hits. Understandably, a number of schools, most notably Arkansas and Oklahoma State, put the heat on McNeil to drop the Vols for a destination closer to home. Though the coaching instability at UT initially made him waver -- McNeil was first recruited by former special teams coordinator Eric Russell — McNeil hung tight to give the Vols one of their top prospects in the defensive backfield. The Vols are heavy on numbers in the secondary but are light on reliable safeties. McNeil could very well get an early look.

Daniel McCullers

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Daniel McCullers

Daniel McCullers

Defensive tackle, 6-6, 370

Raleigh, N.C. (Georgia Military College)

Committed: Jan. 13, 2012

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 3-star

Rivals: 4-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 88 (No. 41 juco prospect)

The skinny: Well, there’s certainly nothing skinny about McCullers, who gives the Vols size they haven’t seen since Daniel Lincoln’s field goal was blocked by the massive former Alabama nose tackle, Terrence Cody. At one point during his football career, he checked in at 400 pounds. Though he carries a lot of weight, McCullers does it well and has the athletic ability of someone far smaller than himself. He instantly vaults to the top of the list for potential options at nose tackle. The next few months will be extremely vital for McCullers, who needs to arrive at a workable playing weight.

Danny O'Brien

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Danny O'Brien

Danny O’Brien

Defensive tackle, 6-3, 300

Flint, Mich. (Flint Powers Catholic)

Committed: Oct. 6, 2011

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 4-star

Rivals: 4-star

Scout: 4-star

247Sports Rating: 92 (No. 23 defensive tackle, No. 6 prospect in Michigan)

The skinny: Given the circumstances, O’Brien had every reason to de-commit from the Vols during the past two months. His lead recruiter, former linebackers coach Peter Sirmon, left for Washington to months after he committed. His future position coach, Lance Thompson, left for Alabama one month later. Yet O’Brien not only remained committed to UT, but he was clearly one of the class’ top recruiters. He made the lengthy trip from Michigan for an unofficial visit last month to help woo prospects on the Vols’ biggest recruiting weekend of the year. On the field, O’Brien has the size to compete immediately. Feasibly, he’d be in the small group of players vying for a spot at nose tackle in Sunseri’s 3-4 setup.

Daniel Gray

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Daniel Gray

Daniel Gray

Cornerback, 6-0, 168

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Boyd Anderson)

Committed: Nov. 8, 2011

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 3-star

Rivals: 3-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 80 (No. 100 cornerback, No. 183 prospect in Florida)

The skinny: Gray was so excited by an offer to an SEC program like UT, he committed before stepping on campus. That came as a surprise to UT’s coaches and so did a January visit to West Virginia. That’s where the drama stopped, though, as Gray reaffirmed his commitment to a program he visited for the first time one month earlier. Though he’s one of the lighter recruits UT is signing, Gray considers himself to be a physical player, able to disrupt routes at the line of scrimmage. He attended the same high school as former Vol defensive end Gerald Williams.

Alton Howard

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Alton Howard

Alton "Pig" Howard

Wide receiver, 5-8, 180

Orlando, Fla. (Edgewater)

Committed: Dec. 7, 2011

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 4-star

Rivals: 4-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 95 (No. 121 overall prospect, No. 14 wide receiver, No. 19 prospect in Florida)

The skinny: With DeAnthony Arnett’s abrupt transfer to Michigan State, UT is once again in the market for a third receiver that can exploit opponents in the slot. Howard, based on what recruiting services think about him, would be the best possible option out of this freshman class to contribute immediately. Though he hoped to enroll early, Howard will still have plenty of chances to impress his new coaches. He’s already been told that there are plans to move him all over the field, sometimes lining up in the backfield and also getting a chance to return kicks. Looking for speed? Howard’s got it. He clocked a 4.4 second 40-yard dash as recently as last month.

LaTroy Lewis

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LaTroy Lewis

LaTroy Lewis

Weakside defensive end, 6-4, 232

Akron, Ohio (Archbishop Hoban)

Committed: July 21, 2011

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 3-star

Rivals: 3-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 88 (No. 36 weakside defensive end, No. 22 prospect in Ohio)

The skinny: One of the Vols’ earliest commitments, Lewis missed most of his senior season after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his left foot in his school’s second game. Though he projects as a weakside defensive end, Lewis played a number of snaps at linebacker during his high school career. After a talk with Sunseri, Lewis could be doing just that at UT. In an interview with 247Sports, Lewis said he could get a look at the "jack" linebacker position, the spot occupied by Courtney Upshaw over the past few seasons at Alabama. Because of his size, Lewis called the switch a "match made in heaven."

George Bullock

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George Bullock

George Bullock

Kicker, 6-1, 190

Knoxville, Tenn. (West)

Committed: July 29, 2011

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 2-star

Rivals: 2-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 75 (No. 15 kicker, No. 44 prospect in Tennessee)

The skinny: Bullock was content with a future at Navy until the Vols offered. After that, it was a no-brainer for the lifelong UT fan. UT didn’t get what it expected from sophomore Michael Palardy last season, but it’s unlikely Bullock can come right in and take the job from him. A more likely path has Bullock, perhaps, taking a thing or two off Palardy’s plate in 2012. The best opportunity for that is on kickoffs, an area where Palardy has struggled to generate consistent distance. Bullock, who could also make a run at the punting job, participated at the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Dallas at the end of last year.

Quenshaun Watson

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Quenshaun Watson

Quenshaun Watson

Running back, 5-10, 175

Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central)

Committed: Nov. 22, 2011

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 3-star

Rivals: 3-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 82 (No. 72 running back, No. 98 prospect in Georgia)

The skinny: No matter who you talk to, they’ll all say the same thing about Watson. He’s fast. Really, really fast. A two-time 1,000-yard rusher who averaged 8.4 yards per carry this past season, Watson has been timed at 10.58 seconds in the 100-meter dash. His role is certain to be at running back, but his speed could allow him to take on a hybrid role of sorts, kind of like Devrin Young in 2011. Watson’s commitment marked the second year in a row that coach Derek Dooley pulled a player from his high school alma mater. (Offensive lineman Alan Posey was last year’s.)

Justin King

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Justin King

Justin King

Athlete, 6-3, 212

Atlanta, Ga. (Dunwoody)

Committed: July 18, 2011

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 3-star

Rivals: 3-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 82 (No. 101 athlete, No. 89 prospect in Georgia)

The skinny: An athlete in every sense of the word, King, after serving as a dual-threat quarterback in high school, expects to play at linebacker with the Vols. He’s been blessed with long arms, which allow him to shed blocks naturally. Recruited heavily by the departed Sirmon and Justin Wilcox, King was the closest thing the Vols had to an absolute lock in this signing class. His brother, Jerry, will be a senior linebacker at Tennessee Tech next season.

Deion Bonner

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Deion Bonner

Deion Bonner

Cornerback, 6-0, 170

Columbus, Ga. (Carver)

Committed: Jan. 21, 2012

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 3-star

Rivals: 4-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 87 (No. 45 cornerback, No. 39 prospect in Georgia)

The skinny: Once considered a top target from the state of Georgia, Bonner saw his stock dip significantly when he and two of his teammates were arrested and charged with taking iPods and iPhones from the lockers of seven Georgia players during a visit last April. He served an eight-game suspension and then made the absolute most out of the final six games of his career, recording 53 tackles, three tackles for loss, five interceptions, four pass breakups and a forced fumble. He’s served his time and conducted plenty of community service. If he’s truly learned from the experience, UT will have made out with quite the coup because it’s clear that he can play.

Cordarrelle Patterson

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Cordarrelle Patterson

Cordarrelle Patterson

Wide receiver, 6-3, 205

Rock Hill, S.C. (Hutchinson [Kan.] Community College)

Committed: Feb. 1, 2012

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 5-star

Rivals: 5-star

Scout: 5-star

247Sports Rating: 99 (No. 1 junior college prospect in the nation)

The skinny: If Patterson would have been more willing to talk about his recruitment process, this could have been one of National Signing Day’s top storylines. Instead, Patterson kept Ole Miss, LSU, Auburn, Georgia and UT waiting until the very end, when he unceremoniously announced his decision to join the Vols. Patterson instantly gives the Vols another viable target in the passing game and should be considered a threat to start right away. His body is SEC ready, and his former coach, Rion Rhoades, recently told 247Sports that Patterson was up to 214 pounds. Lightly recruited out of Northwestern High in Rock Hill, S.C., because of grade issues, Patterson caught passes from Worley for his final two high school seasons.

Jason Croom

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Jason Croom

Jason Croom

Wide receiver, 6-5, 220

Norcross, Ga. (Norcross)

Committed: Aug. 18, 2011

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 4-star

Rivals: 4-star

Scout: 4-star

247Sports Rating: 94 (No. 178 overall prospect, No. 20 wide receiver, No. 15 prospect in Georgia)

The skinny: Croom certainly brings the measureables coaches like to see from a wide receiver. He’s so big and tall that some have wondered if his future could be at the tight end position, but a 4,52-second time in the 40-yard dash makes it clear that Croom can get the necessary separation as an outside target. He could very well become a goal-line target from the get-go because of his ability to out-muscle and out-leap opposing cornerbacks for jump balls. One of the most loyal commitments from this class, Croom shut out a number of late overtures from schools all across the South.

Cody Blanc

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Cody Blanc

Cody Blanc *

Athlete, 6-1, 192

Knoxville, Tenn. (Central)

Committed: July, 22, 2011

Enrolled: Jan. 11, 2012

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 3-star

Rivals: 2-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 83 (No. 81 athlete, No. 25 prospect in Tennessee)

The skinny: Blanc’s senior season wasn’t up to the standard he set in his previous three years, but his body of work was more than enough to garner a number of major Division I offers, including one from Virginia Tech. He played running back (433 yards and four touchdowns, 10 catches, 78 yards) and safety (69 tackles, four interceptions) as a senior with the Bobcats. Defense is his likely landing spot with UT, though the spring will allow coaches to experiment a bit with Blanc, who was a Class 5A All-State selection by Tennessee Sports Writers.

Alden  Hill

Alden Hill

Alden Hill *

Running back, 6-1, 220

Alliance, Ohio (Marlington)

Committed: July 19, 2011

Enrolled: Jan. 11, 2012

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 3-star

Rivals: 3-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 83 (No. 63 running back, No. 55 prospect in Ohio)

The skinny: At his introductory press conference, new UT running backs coach Jay Graham said he was surprised by just how big Hill already is. That’s the kind of back UT didn’t have during one of the worst rushing seasons in program history, and it’s exactly the reason why Hill and every other running back signee has a golden opportunity for immediate playing time. His enrolling early makes him even more of a viable candidate for some early burn, even though he might be one of the lesser touted players in the Vols’ 2012 class. Hill finished his career as his school’s all-time leading rusher, piling up 4,765 yards.

Justin Meredith

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Justin Meredith

Justin Meredith *

Tight end, 6-5, 223

Anderson, S.C. (T.L. Hanna)

Committed: Dec. 10, 2011

Enrolled: Jan. 11, 2012

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 3-star

Rivals: 3-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 80 (No. 59 tight end, No. 27 prospect in South Carolina)

The skinny: Much like Brendan Downs did last year, Meredith comes to UT a semester early, but undersized. If he can progress as well as Downs did throughout his first season with the Vols, Meredith will give them exactly what they need: a reliable option at a position that certainly has talent in Mychal Rivera and Cameron Clear, but lacks bodies. Meredith was bothered by an injury at the end of his senior season, but he was able to participate in both the South Carolina Shrine Game and the Under Armour All-American Game.

Nathan Peterman

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Nathan Peterman

Nathan Peterman *

Quarterback, 6-2, 210

Fruit Cove, Fla. (Bartram Trail)

Committed: July 20, 2011

Enrolled: Jan. 11, 2012

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 3-star

Rivals: 4-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 89 (No. 15 pro-style quarterback, No. 52 prospect in Florida)

The skinny: Recruited personally by UT quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw, who will likely take on the role as wide receivers coach next season, Peterman brings sound mechanics and a bright football mind to the Vols’ quarterback rotation. He’s also riding high off a strong senior year that helped boost his recruiting stock long after he committed to the Vols. He completed 63 percent of his passes, threw for 2,932 yards and 36 touchdowns in leading his team to a 12-2 record. With Nash Nance out of the program, Peterman will be at the bottom of the totem pole when spring ball opens. He truly will have nowhere to go but up.

Trent Taylor

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Trent Taylor

Trent Taylor *

Strongside defensive end, 6-2, 270

Lakeland, Fla. (Lake Gibson)

Committed: Sept. 29, 2011

Enrolled: Jan. 11, 2012

Prospect Rankings

247Sports: 3-star

Rivals: 3-star

Scout: 4-star

247Sports Rating: 85 (No. 43 strongside defensive end, No. 84 prospect in Florida)

The skinny: Playing in the highest classification in one of the best state for high school football, Taylor was truly a standout player, racking up 66 tackles and 14 sacks. The key for him, along with every other defensive lineman at his size, is how he’ll adjust to the next level and, particularly, how he’ll fit in to the 3-4 defense UT will run on occasion under new defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri. A former Miami commitment who backed off the Hurricanes once news broke about potential NCAA sanctions, Taylor was intrigued by the opportunity for early playing time at UT. He’ll get a much-needed head start on his freshman competition thanks to his early enrollment.

Tino  Thomas

Tino Thomas

Tino Thomas *

Cornerback, 6-0, 200

Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)

Signed: Feb. 2, 2011

Re-enrolled: Jan. 11, 2012

Prospect Rankings (2011)

247Sports: 3-star

Rivals: 3-star

Scout: 3-star

247Sports Rating: 83

The skinny: Thomas was the odd man out of last year’s signing class, forced to grayshirt the 2011 season after suffering an offseason shoulder injury. Thomas, who suffered the injury while lifting weights at UT, didn’t even know what a grayshirt was, but stayed loyal and understanding throughout the process. Working out with a trainer in Memphis, Thomas has added 10 pounds to his frame and is back in classes for spring semester. Though he’s a year older, he’ll be on the same level as the rest of the freshmen UT is bringing in for its defensive backfield. Playing opportunities, though, remain just as abundant as they were last year.

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VOLS_SEC_RULES writes:

Welcome Patterson!

Volfan4445 writes:

we got our 5 star recuit, what good haters

AlpharettaVol writes:

Getting Patterson is a great start to the day! He did it the right way -- just signing his LOI and not trying to make himself a rock star on ESPN. We need more guys like this.

SummittsCourt writes:

I'm liking this class more and more. Go Vols!

Mtnbiker writes:

I think Patterson is HUGE, add in Croom and the return of Justin hunter, an Da'Rick we should have a top 5 passing attack this season. That can't but help a terrible running game be more successful.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

Yes Patterson getting is HUGE! Rumors were starting to swirl about him being a UGA lean. So not only did we get a HUGE playmaker, we kept him from going to UGA. Almost like getting 2 in 1. Korren Kirven is rumored to have started leaning towards VT just as Patterson was supposed to be a UGA lean. So lets just hope that at 9am Kirven puts on the orange for the entire nation to see. As big as the Patterson commit was, we still NEED some beef in our front seven.

RockyToptoNeyland writes:

in response to AlpharettaVol:

Getting Patterson is a great start to the day! He did it the right way -- just signing his LOI and not trying to make himself a rock star on ESPN. We need more guys like this.

well he's juco, they tend to be more mature, those high school guys do that hat stuff I think is an insult to other schools.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to RockyToptoNeyland:

well he's juco, they tend to be more mature, those high school guys do that hat stuff I think is an insult to other schools.

Good point. I also think it's an insult to the school they chose when they act crazy like that. JMO.

jakethevolguy writes:

in response to AlpharettaVol:

Getting Patterson is a great start to the day! He did it the right way -- just signing his LOI and not trying to make himself a rock star on ESPN. We need more guys like this.

Absolutely, A. Vol, if you are not going to commit early then this is the classy way to do it. Bring um on!! GO VOLS!!!!!!!

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Kirven just went to Ala-FREAKING-Bama!!! They supposedly didn't have room for McCullers, guess they'll make room for Kirven. I'm sure Saban will cut a few kids without remorse like it's the NFL. Let's hop this is the worst that happens. He's in more of a position of need than anyone we have announcing today....well other than LB.

VolnPickwick writes:

Why does Bama have 27 commits when the SEC says the cap is 25?

MGVOL22 writes:

DeAnthony Arnett who?

thevoice writes:

in response to VolnPickwick:

Why does Bama have 27 commits when the SEC says the cap is 25?

They can't count in Alabama.

VolFanUSNavy writes:

Great start! It is nice to go on espn.com recruiting nation and see a picture of a guy wearing a Tennessee ball cap!

rtrchatt writes:

in response to Rich_Is_Re-born:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! Kirven just went to Ala-FREAKING-Bama!!! They supposedly didn't have room for McCullers, guess they'll make room for Kirven. I'm sure Saban will cut a few kids without remorse like it's the NFL. Let's hop this is the worst that happens. He's in more of a position of need than anyone we have announcing today....well other than LB.

Worry about your own mediocre fb team and I promise you CS is cutting no one. He is back counting a few and there are one/two academic
issues that will not sign.

Do not worry Kirven will RS, and that is
Alabama, skippy, number one in the nation in national championships, bowl wins, 32 ten win seasons, 22 SEC Titles. Roll Tide, 48-38-7, and 6 ina row coming 10/12

sly_stone99#434111 writes:

With all the WR's being brought in it will be interesting to see how DaRick's attitude pans out. When you know you can be replaced by someone else can bring about changes in ones behavior.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Worry about your own mediocre fb team and I promise you CS is cutting no one. He is back counting a few and there are one/two academic
issues that will not sign.

Do not worry Kirven will RS, and that is
Alabama, skippy, number one in the nation in national championships, bowl wins, 32 ten win seasons, 22 SEC Titles. Roll Tide, 48-38-7, and 6 ina row coming 10/12

I am worried about my own mediocre football team d@#$weed. It's you that came to a Vol site. So read your own post, take your own advice, and get the F outta here......SKIPPY!

VOLS_SEC_RULES writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Worry about your own mediocre fb team and I promise you CS is cutting no one. He is back counting a few and there are one/two academic
issues that will not sign.

Do not worry Kirven will RS, and that is
Alabama, skippy, number one in the nation in national championships, bowl wins, 32 ten win seasons, 22 SEC Titles. Roll Tide, 48-38-7, and 6 ina row coming 10/12

...and home of the fans that poison trees of opposing schools and simulate sex acts on opposing fans of same gender in public. Show that pride!

toomanymistakes writes:

in response to VolnPickwick:

Why does Bama have 27 commits when the SEC says the cap is 25?

They can back count 2. Supposedly Kirven will give them 28. Maybe we can get one of them to join UT now?

dgcarter43 writes:

in response to VolnPickwick:

Why does Bama have 27 commits when the SEC says the cap is 25?

Kirven makes 28.

sly_stone99#434111 writes:

in response to SummittsCourt:

I'm liking this class more and more. Go Vols!

Seriously?

VolFanUSNavy writes:

Well, unless I use Alabama math Bowles make 19, room for 6 more. Who is still out there?

OrangeBloodFlood writes:

in response to Rich_Is_Re-born:

I am worried about my own mediocre football team d@#$weed. It's you that came to a Vol site. So read your own post, take your own advice, and get the F outta here......SKIPPY!

Thanks for the post.....do these people really have that sad of a life?

CCLC writes:

in response to Rich_Is_Re-born:

Yes Patterson getting is HUGE! Rumors were starting to swirl about him being a UGA lean. So not only did we get a HUGE playmaker, we kept him from going to UGA. Almost like getting 2 in 1. Korren Kirven is rumored to have started leaning towards VT just as Patterson was supposed to be a UGA lean. So lets just hope that at 9am Kirven puts on the orange for the entire nation to see. As big as the Patterson commit was, we still NEED some beef in our front seven.

Congrats! Hated we missed on that one!

GONAVY writes:

in response to sly_stone99#434111:

With all the WR's being brought in it will be interesting to see how DaRick's attitude pans out. When you know you can be replaced by someone else can bring about changes in ones behavior.

Could be the reason UT went so strongly after receivers. The Patterson kid might just step in and replace DR. As another poster wrote, being a JUCO and older/mature has benefits over an 18 year old highschool player. DR has to see the writing on the wall and hopefully will change his reported sour attitude; I doubt it, though.

DooleysOrangePants writes:

in response to VolnPickwick:

Why does Bama have 27 commits when the SEC says the cap is 25?

since when did the rules matter to alaBUBBA?

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

Dalvin Tomlinson to Bama as well. And rtchatt said Saban doesn't cut kids. YEAH RIGHT!

On the other hand, your Dawgs just landed a big time OLB on ESPNU. We needed Kirven and at this point just any LB. 0 LBs in this class will hurt.

lomas98 writes:

So are all the above guys listed actually signed like the article says. I thought a few of these guys, while they were listed as commits, still had some thinking to do and could possibly switch such as McNeil and Gray.

Vols4life77 writes:

Losing peters hurts especially after just losing Santos. No LB depth on this team but the starters are really good.

allvol8 writes:

Mcneil signed LOI

TennesseeV3 writes:

So happy McNeil signed!! Thank god. That guy is going to be a beast. Watch his youtube hits, just plain nasty.

Tacamo01 writes:

in response to dgcarter43:

Kirven makes 28.

Saban can and will just tell 3 players that there is no room. He did it at LSU. I like the way CDD is quietly putting together an outstanding class. Bray, running backs and new receivers will be putting points on the board!!

agentorange writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Worry about your own mediocre fb team and I promise you CS is cutting no one. He is back counting a few and there are one/two academic
issues that will not sign.

Do not worry Kirven will RS, and that is
Alabama, skippy, number one in the nation in national championships, bowl wins, 32 ten win seasons, 22 SEC Titles. Roll Tide, 48-38-7, and 6 ina row coming 10/12

you and your other teabagging, tree-killing hillbilly fans would be an embarrassment to your school and state if that type of behavior didn't reflect what the general population of that backwater is like.

agentorange writes:

Class looks great. Added depth where it's needed. It would be great to poach a LB or two. Go Vols!

Central_IL_Vol writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Worry about your own mediocre fb team and I promise you CS is cutting no one. He is back counting a few and there are one/two academic
issues that will not sign.

Do not worry Kirven will RS, and that is
Alabama, skippy, number one in the nation in national championships, bowl wins, 32 ten win seasons, 22 SEC Titles. Roll Tide, 48-38-7, and 6 ina row coming 10/12

rtrchatt (aka ROLL TURD ROLL chatt),

Why are you here?

Don't you have trees to poison, or maybe an LSU fan to sexually molest? Maybe you need to take target practice on a couple wearing LSU colors after they beat the Crimson CHEATERS?

Here is an article tailor-made for you and your Bammer MORON Updyke, Downing buds:

http://www.nevertoyieldfoundation.com...

Speaks VOLUMES of the madness that is the Bammer Moron Nation!

BR_549 writes:

in response to VOLS_SEC_RULES:

...and home of the fans that poison trees of opposing schools and simulate sex acts on opposing fans of same gender in public. Show that pride!

And coaches who roll with prostitutes in hotel rooms with univ cc while at SEC meetings.

Volfan4445 writes:

in response to Rich_Is_Re-born:

Dalvin Tomlinson to Bama as well. And rtchatt said Saban doesn't cut kids. YEAH RIGHT!

On the other hand, your Dawgs just landed a big time OLB on ESPNU. We needed Kirven and at this point just any LB. 0 LBs in this class will hurt.

justin king committed hes a linebacker

Central_IL_Vol writes:

in response to agentorange:

you and your other teabagging, tree-killing hillbilly fans would be an embarrassment to your school and state if that type of behavior didn't reflect what the general population of that backwater is like.

Another great response to the Bammer MORON Troll!

volfanz writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Worry about your own mediocre fb team and I promise you CS is cutting no one. He is back counting a few and there are one/two academic
issues that will not sign.

Do not worry Kirven will RS, and that is
Alabama, skippy, number one in the nation in national championships, bowl wins, 32 ten win seasons, 22 SEC Titles. Roll Tide, 48-38-7, and 6 ina row coming 10/12

Worry about your own team?.....Why are YOU posting on a UT site?...The irony in this is ridiculous!

FLVOL_79 writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Worry about your own mediocre fb team and I promise you CS is cutting no one. He is back counting a few and there are one/two academic
issues that will not sign.

Do not worry Kirven will RS, and that is
Alabama, skippy, number one in the nation in national championships, bowl wins, 32 ten win seasons, 22 SEC Titles. Roll Tide, 48-38-7, and 6 ina row coming 10/12

LOL its like you have an inferiority complex with a better record..motard.

Orange_Juiced writes:

in response to Rich_Is_Re-born:

I am worried about my own mediocre football team d@#$weed. It's you that came to a Vol site. So read your own post, take your own advice, and get the F outta here......SKIPPY!

Good job RR.

jakethevolguy writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Worry about your own mediocre fb team and I promise you CS is cutting no one. He is back counting a few and there are one/two academic
issues that will not sign.

Do not worry Kirven will RS, and that is
Alabama, skippy, number one in the nation in national championships, bowl wins, 32 ten win seasons, 22 SEC Titles. Roll Tide, 48-38-7, and 6 ina row coming 10/12

Well, I can tell you are from Allabubba because you're not smart enough to know the rules. The rule is a team can only sign 25 not that only 25 can show up at fall camp. That's why the rule was established, moron!!

FLORIDAGATORHATER writes:

This is a crappy class. Get ready for more of the same...

Chappy writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Worry about your own mediocre fb team and I promise you CS is cutting no one. He is back counting a few and there are one/two academic
issues that will not sign.

Do not worry Kirven will RS, and that is
Alabama, skippy, number one in the nation in national championships, bowl wins, 32 ten win seasons, 22 SEC Titles. Roll Tide, 48-38-7, and 6 ina row coming 10/12

The Tide's fan board must suck if you're on ours on signing day.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to Volfan4445:

justin king committed hes a linebacker

Good call. forgot about him.

As for Patterson, as it's being reported by every outlet known to man he's committed, he hasn't signed his LOI yet.

DalTexVol writes:

in response to Grantlands_Red_Beans_and_Rice:

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All that red beans and rice you are eating is causing you to make strange sounds. I would much rather drink the Doolaid than the hemlock you are serving! GO VOLS!

DalTexVol writes:

in response to allvol8:

Mcneil signed LOI

Love to see a Texas kid signing with the Vols. McNeil is a hitter and he has said that he is an Eric Berry fan.

jakethevolguy writes:

in response to lomas98:

So are all the above guys listed actually signed like the article says. I thought a few of these guys, while they were listed as commits, still had some thinking to do and could possibly switch such as McNeil and Gray.

Everyone listed above has signed.

volpreacher writes:

in response to Vols4life77:

Losing peters hurts especially after just losing Santos. No LB depth on this team but the starters are really good.

Read somewhere that Peters may come back to us, via mom. Hope so.
As for rtrchatt, Vols will take Bama down this year I believe. If not this year, definitely the next. But Alabama will lose 3 games at least next year.

FLORIDAGATORHATER writes:

Why do we keep signing so many skill position guys. We signed zero offensive linemen, only one linebacker, and a few D-linemen. You can have Jerry Rice and Barry Sanders on offense, but if you can't block it doesn't matter. We are gonna keep getting pushed around until something changes. Hopefully we will go 5-7 again so we can finally get a real coach. Dooley isn't even in the top 25 in salary, has never had a good record as a coach, and can't recruit, it appears. How do you lose Peters to Arkansas? It's freakin' Arkansas!!! There is no comparison between UT and Arkansas except one: Coaching. Ughhhhh......

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