Govols247: Santos switches to Texas

The Texas Longhorns have struck again, this time with a commitment from inside linebacker Dalton Santos of Van, Texas.

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MikeInTN writes:

Time to move on!!

VolinCalif writes:

in response to MikeInTN:

Time to move on!!

Yep. But I bet there are other fish in the pond.

iowavol writes:

Is this a trend or is it just me? Ever since we've added all these coaches who were good recruiters and have long resumes of great experience, we have not added any surprise recruits but in fact have gone the other way - losing one after another. When in fact are all these great hires going to produce in the recruiting wars?

F00tballfanatic writes:

don't put all your eggs in one basket

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

may be some good surprises on the way yet.

VolYork45 writes:

Things like this can/will happen when there are surprise coaching changes. Sucks to see Santos switch his commitment, but he's been a lifelong Horns fan and we may not have gotten his full potential here. Good luck to the kid. Tennessee's recruiting class is still pretty strong without him. Really excited/anxious for this season to start. Go Vols!!

Weatherman writes:

Adapt and overcome. Let's see who else we reel in.

madmax22 writes:

Hate to lose him. But a three star is not the end of the world.

DalTexVol writes:

As I said on another thread, this is not that much of a surprise. Also, to keep it in perspective, Rivals dropped the Vols from #11 to #12 with the loss of Santos. As long as LaDarrell McNeil signs with the Vols, I will be happy with just one Texas kid coming to Knoxville.

movol53 writes:

I don't know why he wasn't Texas bound to start with. It is very difficult to get anyone; specially 4 and 5 star recruits out of Texas!!!

RockyToptoNeyland writes:

great....I wish people would stop screwing us over

rtrchatt writes:

in response to DalTexVol:

As I said on another thread, this is not that much of a surprise. Also, to keep it in perspective, Rivals dropped the Vols from #11 to #12 with the loss of Santos. As long as LaDarrell McNeil signs with the Vols, I will be happy with just one Texas kid coming to Knoxville.

Just wait and see where you finish on Wed after you sign your plan b/c guys lol...

Scout #26
ESPN #20
24/7 #18

josephc28#360534 writes:

in response to MikeInTN:

Time to move on!!

I hate to lose a promising recruit, but with Herman Lathers returning along with A.J. Johnson and Curt Maggitt, we are pretty set at linebacker. They should be able to snag another one to build depth. Chances are, Santos would have only seen limited action, anyway, with the starters we have.

DalTexVol writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Just wait and see where you finish on Wed after you sign your plan b/c guys lol...

Scout #26
ESPN #20
24/7 #18

Just wait and see where your Pachyderms end up when they get hit with NCAA sanctions again. It has happened before and will again because Bama just cannot help themselves.

RoadTrip writes:

in response to Pat777:

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Do you just make this stuff up or believe anything your hear and say it like you know it to be true? Peters tweeted on his way home earlier in the day that he is a Vol. His mom did not even go with him to Arky and she is very happy for him to come to UT. Santos is a 3* on Rivals. None of the other recruiting services are even close to them in performance at this point. UT had two 4*'s in this past weekend, another one during the week, and are likely to get good news on them by NSD. McNeil will be a Vol.

armyvol22 writes:

Not anyone can be a Volunteer.

VolfanClinton writes:

Can't blame him !!! This program is unstable as long as Dooley is head coach..at least Texas wins games in their conference.. Unlike Dooley in SEC .

tovolny writes:

I believe he never intended to come to Tennessee. Might not even sign with Texas on NSD. Seemed obvious he was enjoying his leverage and probably receiving promises after promises from other schools trying to sway him their way. Tennessee was nonchalant with him after he announced he would still visit other schools. High school kids think college recruiters are naive to their actions. Players like Santos wind up transferring if they miss playing time.

Like the first poster said "time to move on."

DalTexVol writes:

in response to Pat777:

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Come on man. Coaches get fired either during a season or just after it ends. They don't get fired after signing day.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

Can't blame the boy. Grew up in Texas and has a chance to play for his state team. They came in and offered late. From what I hear, his dad put a TON of pressure for him to go to Texas. Honestly, I hope to see more Tennessee boys do what young Dalton did in the future....STAY HOME! He's a good kid and I wanna wish him good luck. This one does sting quite a bit though.

RoadTrip writes:

in response to Pat777:

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You will be the one wearing a dunce hat when you read what's already out with VQ and others on Peters. He's already called Dooley, Maggitt and AJ telling them. Either get in the game with current info or go home.

tovolny writes:

in response to DalTexVol:

Come on man. Coaches get fired either during a season or just after it ends. They don't get fired after signing day.

I see what you mean. This post goes dowm in my folder of rediculous and funny post. Wow, I guess it takes all kinds.

DalTexVol writes:

in response to tovolny:

I believe he never intended to come to Tennessee. Might not even sign with Texas on NSD. Seemed obvious he was enjoying his leverage and probably receiving promises after promises from other schools trying to sway him their way. Tennessee was nonchalant with him after he announced he would still visit other schools. High school kids think college recruiters are naive to their actions. Players like Santos wind up transferring if they miss playing time.

Like the first poster said "time to move on."

The kid liked Wilcox and Wilcox left. Then Texas finally made a late offer to him. That's pretty much all there is to it.

RoadTrip writes:

Even Santos knows if he will admit it that his first move with Texas will be to DE. They may say he will get a shot inside, but they already told him the fallfack was DE. If he grows at all he will be too big for LB and Texas runs a 4-3. We've got all the DE's we need.

tobytyler writes:

Not everybody has the guts to play in the sec, it's better for him to go to Texas anyway. Everybody knows that the big 8, or 9 or whatever it's called is soft anyway. We need tough kids who want to compete in the best conference in the nation. Not kids that can be bought with 3 days to go until signing day. GBO!

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

Jason Carr, 6'6" 250 lb. DE from White Station High in Memphis Tennessee commits to the Vols. Carr had offers from UT, Cinci, UK, LSU, Ole Miss, Miss St., Nebraska, and Oregon.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/tennessee/foo...

Along with Carr, Camion Patrick a 6'3" 200lb WR from Lenoir City TN commited. Both are for the 2013 class, giving us 4 commits for 2013.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/tennessee/foo...

torchbearer writes:

I do not care as much about losing Santos, but do not want to lose Peters.

"One that beareth a torch standeth in shadow to give light to others"

givehim6 writes:

Probably would have gotten home sick and left anyway.

pvtoe writes:

in response to Pat777:

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Are you stupid or just dumb????

RaineyVol writes:

if we lose Otha Peters I will be reallllyyy mad!

TommyJack writes:

Will not wish bad luck on the kid. Nor good luck.

huntined#565710 writes:

Some of you guys kill me..We were 5and7 last year and we are at number 11 on Rivals with what we have now,,,Look at the top 20 teams on rivals and see what their record was. With our record the past few years we are lucky to be in the top 50!!!

oldster writes:

He has been a Horns fan his whole life. As such, he should be aware that defense is an afterthought in the Big 12 and Texas. My daughter graduated from there, so I have followed them for a few years, including the year they won the National Championship. I do not remember any defense they had which could have competed in the SEC. Therefore, it appears that the young man is choosing his heart over his head. He is not the first to do so, nor will he be the last (and not just in college choices, either). I would also point out that UT has not done well with the Texas signees they have gotten. I am sure some have done well, but most I can think of never got into school, went back home due to homesickness, or just never panned out. This kid looks good, I must admit, but given my recollection of precedent, I am not as bummed as if he had been from Georgia, for example.

deputy658 writes:

in response to iowavol:

Is this a trend or is it just me? Ever since we've added all these coaches who were good recruiters and have long resumes of great experience, we have not added any surprise recruits but in fact have gone the other way - losing one after another. When in fact are all these great hires going to produce in the recruiting wars?

Texas made a late offer for this kid and he said it was always his dream to play there. Think it will be tough for him to get playing time there because they have 8 LB returning and 3 more recruits rated higher than him. This will make the door wide open for Ritche Brown the 4* LB out of Miss. who I think will be a better fit for the 3-4 that Sunseri wants to run. I think on NSD we will do just fine. GO VOLS!!!!!!!!!!

skyhawk836 writes:

in response to Pat777:

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I have no idea what any teenager may do. But, this young man has tweeted tonight that he is signing with UT and specifically mentioned that the 247 article was not to be believed.
Again, I have no idea what he will do, but neither do you: my preference is to act like a Vol and think positively.

DalTexVol writes:

in response to skyhawk836:

I have no idea what any teenager may do. But, this young man has tweeted tonight that he is signing with UT and specifically mentioned that the 247 article was not to be believed.
Again, I have no idea what he will do, but neither do you: my preference is to act like a Vol and think positively.

Well said, Skyhawk. GO VOLS!

Supersayin1 writes:

in response to Pat777:

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I have to agree! I mean how many 250lb Beast are left are there? I can't deal with anymore short undersized 3 star LB's on a defense thats suspossed to be creating fear and destroying anything that touches a football. Everyone says we will be okay with the guys we got but injuries can happen and then what? No dept at the position.

I literally crowned this kid the white Al Wilson, thats a beast attitude set out for destruction we havent had in a long time at UT.

Supersayin1 writes:

Get it going Dooley lets get some SEC Monsters on the team, GOOD Luck on NSD GO VOLS!! Santos i hope we get you guys in a bowl game, so our RB's can make you look bad!! Nahh just kidding Good luck to Santos at Texas! GO VOLS!!!

JimmyJoe writes:

WHO GIVES A RIP? HE CAN BE APART OF ANOTHER GREAT TEXAS RECRUITING CLASS THAT GOES NOWHERE....MACK CAN'T COACH HIS WAY OUT OF A PAPERBAG.... TALK ABOUT UNSTABLE... I WONDER WHAT CONFERENCE TEXAS WILL EVEN BE IN WHEN THIS KID GRADUATES?

osbymartin75 writes:

Why do almost all of the sports related comments on here devolve into insults and unrelated nonsense..everyone has a right to their opinion without being subjected to the beratement of fellow posters..agree to disagree..argue the FACTS and leave the childish comments in the elementary schools where they belong..Thank you and GBO!!!!

illinoisvolfan writes:

in response to TommyJack:

Will not wish bad luck on the kid. Nor good luck.

Words of wisdom as usual, TJ. Someone much smarter than me once said, "Luck is the residue of design," or something like that -- GBO!!

Halls3 writes:

This is a pretty big loss. Dude looks like a stud & we lost him to a Texas team who is not what they have been. The big thing is it is the lead article under the NCAAFB section of ESPN. It's never good for a team who's not been very good lately to have bad recruiting news.

volsfanntn11 writes:

in response to madmax22:

Hate to lose him. But a three star is not the end of the world.

what does STARS have anything to do with it? im sure that the vols can find a great linebacker even though he has NO STARS.....wish dalton the best in his future! VFL...GBO!

osbymartin75 writes:

in response to Halls3:

This is a pretty big loss. Dude looks like a stud & we lost him to a Texas team who is not what they have been. The big thing is it is the lead article under the NCAAFB section of ESPN. It's never good for a team who's not been very good lately to have bad recruiting news.

Remember where he is from and probably every kids dream is to play at Texas. I am guessing that if they had offered earlier he would have never committed anywhere else..most of the big time players dont get out of Texas. The statement about a team that is not what they have been can be said about both UTs..

DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho writes:

Every kid Dooley recruits is perfect for UT and they have what it takes to succeed in the SEC. Dooley only recruits kids with heart.

Dooley recruits Santos.

Santos commits.

Santos is the perfect fit for our program. He has all the heart to make it here and it's a given that he's a perfect fit for UT because Dooley recruited him. Santos will definitely make our defense better and he's ready to play in the SEC. We're better off with Santos on our team and he's definitely going to honor his commitment. You're stupid if you think otherwise.

Santos decommits.

Santos was never a perfect fit for UT. He didn't have the heart to play in the SEC. We're better off without him. Plus, he was never really that committed to the Vols. You're stupid if you think otherwise.

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Do you Doolaide drinkers pay any attention to what you post?

duncanvol writes:

I had just looked up rivals earlier to see where our recruiting class was rated . We were at 11.Just looked again and we only have 20 commits and Santos is not on it. Heres the kicker . They still kept our ranking at 11.

TheCopper writes:

in response to Grantlands_Red_Beans_and_Rice:

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Dang, Jeff, you are up early this morning. Well, I guess that makes sense considering what a miserable excuse of a human being that you are. You can't really show your face during the day, can you.

finn writes:

in response to iowavol:

Is this a trend or is it just me? Ever since we've added all these coaches who were good recruiters and have long resumes of great experience, we have not added any surprise recruits but in fact have gone the other way - losing one after another. When in fact are all these great hires going to produce in the recruiting wars?

Considering we were a sub .500 team last year with 6 coaching positions turned over and a head coach on the hot seat, the fact that we are even in the top 30 for recruiting classes leads me to believe somebody is doing a heck of a job on the recruiting front. Hard to say how we finish but the fact that UT is sniffing at the top 10 is pretty amazing. Try putting things in perspective for a sec.

arkyvol writes:

in response to movol53:

I don't know why he wasn't Texas bound to start with. It is very difficult to get anyone; specially 4 and 5 star recruits out of Texas!!!

tell that to oklahoma, missouri, okla. state, and nebraska.

iowavol writes:

in response to finn:

Considering we were a sub .500 team last year with 6 coaching positions turned over and a head coach on the hot seat, the fact that we are even in the top 30 for recruiting classes leads me to believe somebody is doing a heck of a job on the recruiting front. Hard to say how we finish but the fact that UT is sniffing at the top 10 is pretty amazing. Try putting things in perspective for a sec.

Apparently I wasn't clear enough. I'm not complaining about the class we have - it's a good one. But, the turnover in coaching is hurting a bit and that shouldn't be a surprise either. I'm just asking where are the 4 and 5 stars that these new coaches were recruiting before they came? What new players have committed since adding all the new coaches? Seems to me we should be adding as many as we are losing and that's not the case.

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