KNOXVILLE -- Their names were left off the class list.
They were discussed, albeit anonymously.
The last-minute defections by linebackers Dalton Santos and Otha Peters from Tennessee's 2012 signing class grabbed plenty of attention, but neither move shocked Volunteers coach Derek Dooley, though they did highlight the challenge of the SEC's new 25-player cap on signing classes.
"Neither of them surprised us," Dooley said Wednesday. "The drama helps the viewership; I get it. We need that drama to drive readers and turn it into a TV show. But from the beginning, even back in September, we knew those two guys ... it was going to be a tough road to close them out because they were both far away and never shut it down.
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