A recruiting map for Vols 1994-2012: State By State

State by State

1. Tennessee (112 of 434 prospects signed since 1994): About one in four Vols are in-state prospects, which isn't much compared to SEC colleagues. Much of the opportunities for growth are in Middle and West Tennessee, where the competition more fierce.

2. Georgia (56): Phillip Fulmer only took 13 Georgia players in the 1990s, but Derek Dooley had 24 in his last three classes.

3. Florida (44): There's too much talent in the state to ignore, but teams face fierce competition for every prospect. Fulmer only signed 16 during a full decade, but UT has recruited there more aggressively since 2005.

4. North Carolina (29): Tennessee signed 15 from North Carolina from 1994-1999, but only 14 since. On the current squad, nose guard Daniel McCullers is from Raleigh.

5. Louisiana (22): LSU's rise as a national program in the 2000s made it tough to get top-rated prospects, but Tennessee has found success with quality players who are overlooked.

6. South Carolina (21): South Carolina's rise under Steve Spurrier has made it harder, but UT has pulled seven future NFL players since 1994.

7. Alabama (20):During the past decade, impact players from Alabama have been tough to come by, although the Vols have three from the state on the 2013 roster who could still try to change that.

8. Texas (19): Before UT signed LaDarrell McNeil in 2012, five of the last seven recruits from Texas had left before completing their eligibility.

9. California (18): For such a long-distance location, California has been incredibly productive for the Vols, including recent signees Tyler Bray and Mychal Rivera. And 15 of the last 16 players have lettered, meaning few busts or transfers.10. Virginia (11): The Vols have never gone here consistently, but Jerod Mayo, Marvin Mitchell and Justin Hunter were among the big gets.

11. Mississippi (10): Will Overstreet (1998) and Parys Haralson (2002) are the most prominent Vols from Mississippi.

12. Ohio (9): The state hasn't produced much since UT snagged Andy McCullough (1994), Peerless Price (1995) and Michael Munoz (2000). But expect Butch Jones' staff to use their contacts to recruit the state more aggressively.

12. Oklahoma (9): Jonathan Brown and Marcus Nash helped make Fulmer's 1994 class into something special.

12. New Jersey (9): The state has been hit-or-miss for the Vols, but Rashad Baker and Turk McBride stand out as big hits.

15. Kentucky (8): It's a border state that UT has ventured into sparingly.

15. Arkansas (8): Reggie Coleman and Cedric Houston were standouts, but UT hasn't signed a prospect here since 2005.

17. Illinois (6): Dwayne Goodrich (1996) was a star, but the others, like Zach Fulton (2010) have been valuable contributors.

18. Arizona (4): Terry Fair was a 1994 signee from Phoenix.

19. Maryland (3): Ron Green and Greg Kyler were part of the 1994 class.

20. Michigan (3): Danny O'Brien is a defensive lineman on current roster.*Hawaii, Kansas and Pennsylvania have produced two each, Iowa, Oregon, Indiana, Wisconsin, Nevada, the District of Columbia and Canada one each.

Evan Woodbery

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