Govols247: Lenoir City 2015 standout commits to UT

Bearden's Nicky Frizen (5) is upended by Lenoir City's Jaylond Woods (7) during their game Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 in Lenoir City, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne, Special to the News Sentinel)

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Bearden's Nicky Frizen (5) is upended by Lenoir City's Jaylond Woods (7) during their game Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 in Lenoir City, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne, Special to the News Sentinel)

After receiving a scholarship offer from Tennessee last weekend, Jaylond Woods admittedly considered committing to the Vols on the spot before ultimately choosing to hold off for a while.

He decided Saturday there was no need to wait any longer.

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chipmurphy461 writes:

I can't remember UT ever signing so many in-state prospects.
Randal Cobb is a VERY RARE player to come out of the state of Tennessee, I just hope for our sake these players are all legitimate prospects. Welcome aboard and good luck.

pingkr62 writes:

in response to chipmurphy461:

I can't remember UT ever signing so many in-state prospects.
Randal Cobb is a VERY RARE player to come out of the state of Tennessee, I just hope for our sake these players are all legitimate prospects. Welcome aboard and good luck.

I think these young men know the line is forming, and they need to get in while they can. On topic, Welcome come to Vol Nation! G.B.O.!!!

FWBVol writes:

in response to chipmurphy461:

I can't remember UT ever signing so many in-state prospects.
Randal Cobb is a VERY RARE player to come out of the state of Tennessee, I just hope for our sake these players are all legitimate prospects. Welcome aboard and good luck.

Little Man Stewart was Morristown product, Andy Kelly from Dayton, Reggie White was from Chattanooga, Al Wilson was from Jackson, Eric Westmoreland was from South Pittsburgh. And I could go on and on.

Harrison Smith, who played at Notre Dame and now plays for the Vikings, played at Knox Catholic about the same time Cobb was at Alcoa.

Cobb was only a 2-star kid that many considered too short and maybe a half step too slow to be a big time SEC player. Cobb proved almost everybody wrong.

Granted, the state of Tennessee hasn't traditionally produced as many blue chip players as Florida, Georgia or Alabama, but if we could get the top five or six prospects from the state of Tennessee to play for UT then we would have a great foundation for every recruiting class.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

Great news to get a commit the day of the O/W game. I hope this causes a domino effect of commits for the 2014 class as well..GBO!!

67classut writes:

It is true Florida, GA, Texas, California, maybe Ohio has more good players. But Tennessee's population is in the upper third of states in the U.S. and the assumption(a little statistics) is there should be at least 10-12 athletes in the state that compete with anyone. Staffs in the past haven't looked hard enough, cultivated the players, coaches and prospects hard enough. How many national championships have there been in the state of Alabama the last 7 years with two major football programs, far less populated than Tennessee. Its time to shift the paradigm to building a foundation in the state. I was there when Doug Dickey started that trend, a winning program was built. It requires perserverance, effort.

kyvol98 writes:

With all the summer camps and clinics, these kids are competing with some of the best in the nation.
I think we need to look at the individual, no so much the geography.

SevenT writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Great news to get a commit the day of the O/W game. I hope this causes a domino effect of commits for the 2014 class as well..GBO!!

"The biggest news of the day came out of Cincinnati as Mikel Horton announced his decision to come play his college football in Lexington, KY. Horton is a four star Power Running Back out of Westchester, OH"

JSmith525 writes:

in response to SevenT:

"The biggest news of the day came out of Cincinnati as Mikel Horton announced his decision to come play his college football in Lexington, KY. Horton is a four star Power Running Back out of Westchester, OH"

88-58, what an awesome spring it has been! :)

cyclonevol87 writes:

in response to SevenT:

"The biggest news of the day came out of Cincinnati as Mikel Horton announced his decision to come play his college football in Lexington, KY. Horton is a four star Power Running Back out of Westchester, OH"

Hahahaha thanks for the laugh that was great hahah

mocsandvolsfan writes:

in response to cyclonevol87:

Hahahaha thanks for the laugh that was great hahah

Mikel Horton?? odd name for a horse. You ARE talking about the Kentucky derby right? as the only real sport of Kentucky now...

Vol43 writes:

in response to SevenT:

"The biggest news of the day came out of Cincinnati as Mikel Horton announced his decision to come play his college football in Lexington, KY. Horton is a four star Power Running Back out of Westchester, OH"

That was funny. Cute really. "Yuk at my team!". Power Running Back at that. Emphasis on the Power. Funny, funny, funny.

voloffaith writes:

in response to SevenT:

"The biggest news of the day came out of Cincinnati as Mikel Horton announced his decision to come play his college football in Lexington, KY. Horton is a four star Power Running Back out of Westchester, OH"

SevenT reminds me of how often Jesus said to forgive your enemies....7 times 70.....nl not really stop at 490......so our katmandont fan reminds us they have a4* rb to compete with our 5*...he probably hadn't HURD the news about that....I'm sure mister Stoops will do well at kat land. Ohio st and lil Herbie 'The Love Bug' must have not wanted him as their stall may be full....

whatthe84 writes:

in response to chipmurphy461:

I can't remember UT ever signing so many in-state prospects.
Randal Cobb is a VERY RARE player to come out of the state of Tennessee, I just hope for our sake these players are all legitimate prospects. Welcome aboard and good luck.

I agree that over the last 10-15 years it is rare for the very good players in the state to go to UT. We have had many who signed elsewhere and were stars. Golden Tate from Nashville went to ND. We had twins in Chattanooga who Fulmer did not recruit who went to Nebraska and both were all Big 12 and play in the NFL. I believe Alabama is constantly raiding our state and getting quality players (Donte Hightower and all the Jones). They got a highly rated player two years ago who plays DB and for several years the highest rated player goes elsewhere. Tennessee does not produce players in the numbers Fla. Alabama, Georgia, La, does but when you don't get those you do produce it hurts. IF they were able to keep the best they could field over half the team with home grown players. I know that is not going to happen but we do have players in Tennessee. Florida signed a QB last year and a top rated DB when to Fl or Fl State last year. LSU has gotten some talent out of Memphis. Just sayin.

lstbodeanvol writes:

ever hear of a running back/line backer from Carroll county, Bruceton Tennessee a high school Mr. football on both offense and defense..he played a little football at Ole Miss before playing in the Super bowl recently for the 49ers.....btw GO VOLS

TrueVOL64 writes:

Just FYI Eric Westmoreland was from Jasper,TN and Eddie Moore was from South Pittsburg(no "h") ,TN but both were very good athletes from small schools in TN. Don't under sell athletes from smaller schools. They can be as good or better then some from big schools just not as much hype around them!

bfowler1161#262198 writes:

Nice pick up. Lets get some linemen!!!

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