CAK's Brett Kendrick picks UT

Christian Academy of Knoxville offensive lineman Brett Kendrick committed today to play football at the University of Tennessee.

Kendrick confirmed by text message this afternoon he committed to head coach Derek Dooley.

Kendrick, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound left tackle, is part of the 2013 class. He received his first Division I offer Wednesday from Arkansas State.

More details to follow online and in Sunday's News Sentinel.

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Ironcity writes:

Did we rush here? He is a local kid and their is always good reasons to take local kids but my question is could we have waited for his commitment?

TNlogfire writes:

This kid's a solid player....love it..!!!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to Ironcity:

Did we rush here? He is a local kid and their is always good reasons to take local kids but my question is could we have waited for his commitment?

I don't think so, ASU has really turned the corner and Gus Malzhan can flat out recruit..I like the character of this young man and he will only get bigger and stronger..GBO!

GiveHim6TDTennessee writes:

Welcome aboard young man! GBO!

WetumpkaThumpa writes:

Congrats big guy! This is the offer he was looking for.

tovolny writes:

If you knew that the Big Orange was your team, then I have added respect for you committing early. There is nothing wrong with "playing the field" but to see a young man exercise decency and fair play...especially a local guy, just somehow, sets my heart aglow. I am proud of you, young man, be a Vol and do us proud.

UTistheOLEMISSoftheEAST writes:

The Arkansas State coaches are steaming!! Dools heard they offered and pounced!

Maybe the kid wants a lesson on proper showering technique. Who knows.

You gotta love Orange Pants for not letting the fighting Red Wolves steal one from his own backyard.

Col26ca writes:

in response to Ears_Whitworth_in_Orange_Pants:

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STFUDW

Col26ca writes:

in response to UTistheOLEMISSoftheEAST:

The Arkansas State coaches are steaming!! Dools heard they offered and pounced!

Maybe the kid wants a lesson on proper showering technique. Who knows.

You gotta love Orange Pants for not letting the fighting Red Wolves steal one from his own backyard.

STFUDW2

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

Regardless of recruiting service rankings (It doesn't look like Rivals has actually looked at this kid at all yet), if Malzhan makes an offer to any offensive player, I think that says a lot. A lot more than Arse Whitworth or OlePiss.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

Before signing day comes around, these kids will have played their senior season. I'm betting services like Rivals will have rated them by then. Let's wait and see what happens, then we can wait some more and see what happens when he puts on the orange and white. That's when it will really matter.

GerryOP writes:

If Coach Dooley wants him, I want him. Welcome to Big Orange Country young man.

Razzle writes:

in response to UTistheOLEMISSoftheEAST:

The Arkansas State coaches are steaming!! Dools heard they offered and pounced!

Maybe the kid wants a lesson on proper showering technique. Who knows.

You gotta love Orange Pants for not letting the fighting Red Wolves steal one from his own backyard.

Where is it that you and Ears are expert recruiters at again? Oh that's right, Wossamotta U.

AllforTenn writes:

If all I had to do was post negative comments about UT's coaches and football program and in the process make a fool of myself I would really be leading a sorry life.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

Dude is a good player. CAK is a small school in a lower division, that's one of the reasons he's not highly ranked. But he impressed the coaches at camp and got an offer.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

There are over 400K people in Knox County. I find it amazing that it's so hard for some folks to believe that there might just be some damn good players here.

CincyOhVol writes:

I'm not a Dooley fan so this isn't about coming to his defense. Dooley knows he can't coach but he knows his PR. Coaches understand the support they garner by signing a couple of hometown kids to the program. It's a boost for the town, boost for university, and a boost for the fans.

Plus I'd rather sign a player from Knoxville that can't play than one from Alabama or Georgia that can't play.

Go Vols!

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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Yeah that's a huge loss for us and huge get for LSU in Frank Heron. I was hoping we would get him. At least we did get Jason Carr.

BambooBoy writes:

To beat out Arky State for a big lineman is awesome! They are a Sun Belt powerhouse! We are turning the corner! Fear the orange! We're coming Shreveport!!

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to CincyOhVol:

I'm not a Dooley fan so this isn't about coming to his defense. Dooley knows he can't coach but he knows his PR. Coaches understand the support they garner by signing a couple of hometown kids to the program. It's a boost for the town, boost for university, and a boost for the fans.

Plus I'd rather sign a player from Knoxville that can't play than one from Alabama or Georgia that can't play.

Go Vols!

What makes you think the kid can't play? Because he's from Knoxville?

Razor784 writes:

Welcome aboard

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to BambooBoy:

To beat out Arky State for a big lineman is awesome! They are a Sun Belt powerhouse! We are turning the corner! Fear the orange! We're coming Shreveport!!

Uhh, bammer was recruiting this 4* as well, DA!

GerryOP writes:

We haven't lost anybody and no one has gained by anybody. It's 249 days until LOI NSD. Until then, no kid is "lost" to UT. If Dooley wants a kid he'll go get the kid. But because a 16/17-year-old kid gave a verbal commitment to another school, you idiot naysaying negaVols use it as an excuse to trash Coach Dooley and our Vol football team.

UT fans don't trash Coach Dooley and our UT football team. You idiot naysyaing negaVols are not fans, you're just common freakin' 2-bit trolls. Why don't you leave this blog to UT fans?

sly_stone99#434111 writes:

Decent pick up, but is anyone concerned that Georgia, Bama, Florida, LSU, Auburn, South Carolina, Mizzou, Ole Miss and yes Vandy are ahead of us in recruiting according to Rivals? I know Dooley likes to finish strong, but just looking at it on the current end makes you wonder.

tennezz writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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Why don`t you try it? UT football will be fine if you leave!

RashaadSalabeb writes:

I've seen this kid play. He's the real deal. Keep em coming Coach!

Go Vols!

GerryOP writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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The fact that you actually believe that anything you say on here has any affect on the future of our Vols is totally mind boggling. Such delusional thinking requires no further attention from any Vol fan. You continue to prove that you are nothing more than a 12 year old playground bully.

GerryOP writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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Grow up and stop being a jerk.

Vol43 writes:

in response to GerryOP:

If Coach Dooley wants him, I want him. Welcome to Big Orange Country young man.

Good call Gerry.

Vol43 writes:

in response to CincyOhVol:

I'm not a Dooley fan so this isn't about coming to his defense. Dooley knows he can't coach but he knows his PR. Coaches understand the support they garner by signing a couple of hometown kids to the program. It's a boost for the town, boost for university, and a boost for the fans.

Plus I'd rather sign a player from Knoxville that can't play than one from Alabama or Georgia that can't play.

Go Vols!

You sound like a DA. Are you a DA?

Pullingguard writes:

It is a weird recruit when the player evidently has not been recruited by any SEC team. The last two commits for UT were not recruited by any other SEC team..Now that is strange...Maybe Dooley is gonna leave the cubbard short on talent if he is not retained, but then if he is retained, he will have a hard time being competitive.. Now I have nothing against either recruit, probably good guys, but they are just not highly wanted players... In fact the UT recruits so far except couple are not what is needed to be an outstanding football team for the future.

GerryOP writes:

in response to RashaadSalabeb:

I've seen this kid play. He's the real deal. Keep em coming Coach!

Go Vols!

That's good to hear. Coach Dooley is reviving this program his way. He paid his dues in putting this program back together, now it's time start collecting the wins! This will be the yaer!

Vol43 writes:

in response to GerryOP:

The fact that you actually believe that anything you say on here has any affect on the future of our Vols is totally mind boggling. Such delusional thinking requires no further attention from any Vol fan. You continue to prove that you are nothing more than a 12 year old playground bully.

You had it right up until the last word. Erase bully and insert punk. Toddygirl is ANYTHING but a bully. Sissy? Yes. Effeminate? Yes Manly? Heck no. Girly? Yes.

VolGrad writes:

6'5" 295. Well, at least that's a good place to start.

Go Vols! This is Big Orange Country!!!

Lil_ZZGataBoy writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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Oh, geeze, you're up to it again, your "me and my fellow Dooley Doubters" trash. Boy, I thought you got the message last night. Your not welcome here. This is a Vol football blog. Something you know absolutely nothing about. Now drag your raggedy butt back to the basement and leave this site to Vol fans. You ain't nothin' but a punk troll just stirring up junk. Now ... get out of here.

Vol43 writes:

in response to Won_and_Done:

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Will you two lovebirds stop it already. Get a room!

TheGVXKing writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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I'm ... watching ... you. Losers are not welcome here. You're a loser. Now... git...

jack4444 writes:

When Dooley secured Maggitt's commitment he was not highly rated.

You wanna trade him now?

GerryOP writes:

in response to Vol43:

You had it right up until the last word. Erase bully and insert punk. Toddygirl is ANYTHING but a bully. Sissy? Yes. Effeminate? Yes Manly? Heck no. Girly? Yes.

Naaaw! He's nothing but a 12 year old 4' 3" 165 pound playground bully. Can't you just see him, sitting on the edge of his chair typing with two fingers, hitting "Enter" and saying "Take that suckers! That'll show 'em!"

Don't worry, about 11 o'clock his momma will yell down the basement stairs "Get off the dang 'puter and git your fat little butt to bed." Then he'll be gone until tomorrow morning.

rkw2 writes:

in response to Razzle:

Where is it that you and Ears are expert recruiters at again? Oh that's right, Wossamotta U.

I was going to guess the University of Bob...

Vol43 writes:

Nite all and most importantly....Go VOLS! I will give my ALL for Tennessee today!

Vol43 writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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Toddy, I feel so sorry for your parents. Bless their hearts, they deserve so much more.

Lil_ZZGataBoy writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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5' 8"? I didn't know that they could stack BS that high. Get real... (Careful, you're dropping into your gomer mode.)

TheGVXKing writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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I'm ... watching ... you.

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to Won_and_Done:

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Everyone on this site knows that "chick" in the heels is SevenTeeth.

clvolfan writes:

in response to UTistheOLEMISSoftheEAST:

The Arkansas State coaches are steaming!! Dools heard they offered and pounced!

Maybe the kid wants a lesson on proper showering technique. Who knows.

You gotta love Orange Pants for not letting the fighting Red Wolves steal one from his own backyard.

Take a fly'in leap!!!

BambooBoy writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Uhh, bammer was recruiting this 4* as well, DA!

What does DA mean, Bipolar Beer?

BambooBoy writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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You are a fake! Your love for UT is not true! Dooley is our Jesus and, along with Cheek and Hart, is part of our Holy Trinity! If you are not baptised with Doolaid in the name of the Hart, the Dooley, and the Cheek, then you are full of sin and headed to h-e-double hockey sticks!

GerryOP writes:

in response to collegegrovevol:

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Bwaaaahaaaahaaaahaaaahaaa! You try so hard and accomplish so little.

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