Govols247: Weekend recruiting preview

 UUT head coach Derek Dooley walks the field during pre game before facing Akron at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

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UUT head coach Derek Dooley walks the field during pre game before facing Akron at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

With the Tennessee football team playing at fifth-ranked Georgia on Saturday, several of the Vols’ coaches will be hitting the road themselves this week to evaluate prospects from the Peach State.

Most of their time will be spent in the nearby, talent-rich Atlanta area.

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fronix5000 writes:

Man, I have seen progress in Rajon, Coach Grahm is great with backs, hope we get a big bruiser in this class.

fronix5000 writes:

-Anyone heard about that Greene Kid from Va?

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

We need a for real running back not another barely 3 star recruited by Ga Southern!! Unrelated/// Just saw a picture of Jarnell Stokes little brother playing football..He's 6'8" in 8th grade!!!

HighPlainsVol writes:

We have failed in the recruiting wars. It could be our coaches are weak recruiters or just the turmoil in the program and weakness on the field has turned off top recruits. Some people on this forum like to mock 4/5* guys and the rating is not a guaranteed measure of success, but it should not be ignored. Florida's 4/5* speed killed us. We've got to get more of these great athletes or we will continue in medocrity.

orangepowerT writes:

in response to fronix5000:

-Anyone heard about that Greene Kid from Va?

No I have not....But the 5* RB Derrick Henry from Yulee Fl. is going to make his pick between Tennessee and Alabama today at 3:00 O'clock on espn and his high school game is on espnU at 8:00 o'clock tonight.

huntined#565710 writes:

in response to orangepowerT:

No I have not....But the 5* RB Derrick Henry from Yulee Fl. is going to make his pick between Tennessee and Alabama today at 3:00 O'clock on espn and his high school game is on espnU at 8:00 o'clock tonight.

He chose BAMA!!!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to huntined#565710:

He chose BAMA!!!

That was no surprise, he practically told everybody but the media Bama was high on his list after last weeks visit.

pingkr62 writes:

in response to HighPlainsVol:

We have failed in the recruiting wars. It could be our coaches are weak recruiters or just the turmoil in the program and weakness on the field has turned off top recruits. Some people on this forum like to mock 4/5* guys and the rating is not a guaranteed measure of success, but it should not be ignored. Florida's 4/5* speed killed us. We've got to get more of these great athletes or we will continue in medocrity.

My thought is Tennessee has tried to sign players with character versus stars. I know the character part has not always panned out, but over the last three years there have only been a handful of recruits that didn't qualify because of grades. I do remember hearing CDD say Tennessee could not afford to waste scholarships due to the low number of scholarship players on the football roster when he first came to Tennessee.

DaufuskieIslandVol writes:

I will support Dooley as long as the recruiting stays top 10. If he is not a great recruiter then not much to offer.That seat just got a lot hotter today. Make something good happen quick,DD!!

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