Vols flip Brown from Syracuse

Jones has Top 25 signing class for Tennessee

Tennessee's 2013 signing class.

Tennessee's 2013 signing class.

Butch Jones' staff flips eight players in all

Watch this page for the latest list of 2013 Tennessee football signees.

Tennessee beat writer Evan Woodbery has a snapshot look at each Tennessee signee. Woodbery will also be live chatting about National Signing Day on his blog.

We are also working closely with our recruiting site, govols247, to bring you the latest coverage. See its Signing Day Central page to see the latest from govols247's Kevin Ryan, Wes Rucker and Ryan Callahan.

One big miss for the Vols is Vonn Bell, who was thought to be favoring Tennessee, signed with Ohio State.

Bell, a 5-11, 180 pound safety from Rossville, Ga. (Ridgeland High School) has a 5-star ranking on the 247Composite rankings and is the No. 26 prospect overall nationally and the No. 2 safety. Bell was one of three elite national recruits targeted by Butch Jones and the only one to go down to National Signing Day, but he chose Ohio State in a televised announced on ESPNU.

Signed with Tennessee on Signing Day

Malik Brown

Defensive end, 6-3, 253

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (Dwyer)

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 979 overall

No. 39 weakside defensive end

No. 140 prospect in Florida

The skinny: Brown was prepared to venture from South Florida to Syracuse when he started getting late attention from Tennessee and others. A last-weekend visit to Knoxville sealed the deal, and he announced he would sign with the Vols on Signing Day. Brown might need to bulk up a bit before pushing for playing time, but Tennessee may have the luxury to redshirt some defensive linemen if necessary.

Woody Quinn

Tight end, 6-6, 260

Santa Ana (Calif.) College

Committed Jan. 14

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 211 overall (junior college)

No. 10 tight end

No. 76 prospect in California

The skinny: Quinn is a volleyball player by trade and hadn't played organized football since his freshman year of high school when he stepped on the field for his California junior college. But he has great size and the Vols, who urgently needed tight ends, made an offer. Most junior college prospects are brought in to play immediately. But Quinn's unusual background could make that interesting in 2013.

Joshua Dobbs

Quarterback, 6-3, 190

Alpharetta, Ga. (Alpharetta)

247 Composite Rankings

Four stars

No. 163 prospect nationally

No. 10 pro-style quarterback

No. 14 prospect in Georgia

The skinny: Dobbs was a longtime commitment to Arizona State who talked so little about his recruitment that his ultimate destination was a mystery right up until today. He’s a lanky, athletic pro-style quarterback who most believe is adaptable to different systems. He’s incredibly intelligent and was interested in aerospace engineering programs at both ASU and UT.

Jason Carr

Defensive lineman, 6-5, 260

Memphis (White Station)

Committed Jan. 28, 2012.

247 Composite Rankings

Four stars

No. 185 overall nationally

No. 12 strongside defensive end

No. 3 in Tennessee

The skinny: Holding onto Carr was an impressive feat for the new staff, which had to fend off late interest from Alabama. But in the end, Carr not only stayed committed to the school he had planned to attend for a year, he even took a bus back to Knoxville for an unofficial visit in late January to try to help recruit others. Carr has impressive size and could compete for playing time as a freshman, although a year in the weight room could give him more options.

Brett Kendrick

Offensive tackle, 6-5, 295

Knoxville (Christian Academy of Knoxville)

Committed June 2, 2012

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 87 offensive tackle

No. 20 prospect in Tennessee

The skinny: Kendrick's relative importance to the class increased dramatically after the Vols missed late on two other offensive line prospects. The Vols didn't take any offensive linemen in 2012, so this year's small group will have high expectations when UT has massive need at the position in 2014.

Cameron Sutton

Athlete, 6-1, 170

Jonesboro, Ga. (Jonesboro)

Committed Aug. 7, 2012.

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 574 overall nationally

No. 35 athlete

No. 53 in Georgia

The skinny: Sutton has the tools for both receiver and cornerback. He was a longtime UT commit who picked up late interest from Auburn and even took a visit, but ultimately returned to the Vols.

Jaylen Miller

Defensive line, 6-2, 265

Gaffney, S.C. (Gaffney)

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 638 overall

No. 35 strongside defensive end

No. 11 prospect in South Carolina

The skinny: Miller visited Tennessee twice in January and was thought to be on the verge of committing, but held off until Signing Day. He reportedly took visits to North Carolina State and Wake Forest over the weekend, injecting some drama into the process, but ultimately picked the Vols. He was credited with 27 sacks as a senior at Gaffney, which is historically one of the state's top high school programs.

Austin Sanders

Offensive tackle, 6-5, 284

Cleveland (Bradley Central)

Committed Aug. 6, 2011

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 378 overall nationally

No. 31 offensive tackle

No. 10 prospect in Tennessee

The skinny: Among all the early commitments, Sanders was certainly the earliest, committing to Derek Dooley's staff way back in the summer of 2011. Because of that, his recruitment contained little drama, despite his high rating. Former UT offensive line coach Sam Pittman, now at Arkansas, made a brief push but Sanders stuck with UT. The Vols had hoped to sign more linemen in this class, so it was essential to hold on to Sanders. He'll likely redshirt and be poised to compete for playing time — and maybe a starting job — in 2014.

Dylan Wiesman

Offensive lineman, 6-3, 312

Cincinnati, Ohio (Colerain)

Committed Jan. 4, 2013

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 81 offensive tackle

No. 62 prospect in Ohio

The skinny: A former verbal commitment to Butch Jones at Cincinnati, Wiesman switched to UT when his former coaches headed south. He's likely to redshirt in 2013, but could end up competing for playing time at any position on the line by 2014. Wiesman also had offers from several MAC schools, Boston College and UT. Derek Dooley's staff extended an offer last summer.

Jabo Lee

Running back, 5-9, 175

Dillon, S.C. (Dillon)

Committed Monday

247 Composite Rankings

No. 596 overall

No. 15 all-purpose back

No. 10 prospect in South Carolina

The skinny: Lee was committed to East Carolina until Tennessee swooped in with an offer in the final days and convinced him to change his mind. Top teams recruited Lee aggressively a year ago, but academic questions and an injury in his senior season scared them away. But the Vols needed to add a running back to their class, and coaches evidently determined that Lee was worth the risk. Lee combined for more than 3,000 yards during his sophomore and junior seasons, but had just 130 after suffering a knee injury in 2012.

Malik Foreman

Athlete, 5-10, 170

Kingsport (Dobyns-Bennett)

Committed Dec. 29, 2012

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 87 athlete

No. 21 prospect in Tennessee

The skinny: He could play either receiver or cornerback, both of which are positions of need that will get increasingly crowded when all the newcomers arrive. His size could be a liability at either position, so coaches will have determine where he can best use his speed to make up what he lacks in inches. Foreman was previously a Vanderbilt commitment, but switched fairly quickly to UT when he got an offer from the new staff.

Josh Smith

Receiver, 6-1, 180

Knoxville (Christian Academy of Knoxville)

Committed June 7, 2012

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 187 receiver

No. 25 prospect in Tennessee

The skinny: Has racked up roughly 4,000 receiving yards in the last three seasons as part of the prolific CAK offense. He caught passes from record-setting quarterback Charlie High, who was invited to walk-on at UT next year. Received late interest from former UT coaches Jim Chaney (at Arkansas) and Darin Hinshaw (at Cincinnati) but stuck with Vols.

Riley Ferguson

Quarterback, 6-3, 190

Matthews, N.C. (Butler)

Committed June 14, 2012.

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 432 overall nationally

No. 23 prostyle quarterback

No. 14 in North Carolina

The skinny: Ferguson isn't a spread quarterback, per se, but he's an athletic prostyle quarterback, so he presumably has the ability to move around enough to suit offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian's offense. Ferguson had been a favorite of former coordinator Jim Chaney. He stayed in the fold once he was assured he still fit Butch Jones' offensive plans.

Ryan Jenkins

Receiver, 5-11, 180

Alpharetta, Ga. (Lassiter)

Committed Jan. 7.

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 363 overall nationally

No. 52 receiver

No. 30 prospect in Georgia

The skinny: The son of former Tennessee defensive back Lee Jenkins, Ryan grew up a Vols fan, which made his decision to decommit from Clemson easier once he received an offer from the new UT staff. Jenkins has great speed but not the same size as other receivers in the class like North, but he could also find roles on special teams during his first season.

MarQuez North

Receiver, 6-4, 212

Charlotte, N.C. (Mallard Creek)

Committed Jan. 30.

247 Composite Rankings

Four stars

No. 90 overall nationally

No. 11 receiver nationally

No. 2 prospect in North Carolina

The skinny: North was expected to take the two-team battle between Tennessee and North Carolina down to National Signing Day, but he made up his mind a week early. He canceled an in-home visit with UNC coach Larry Fedora and announced his decision on Twitter. North will go down as the first elite national prospect landed by Jones' staff, so he'll have higher expectations than other members of what should be a large group of young receivers.

A.J. Branisel

Tight end, 6-4, 225

Chardon, Ohio (Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School)

Committed Jan. 2, 2013

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 788 overall

No. 32 tight end

No. 48 in Ohio

The skinny: Butch Jones and his staff immediately set out to bolster the Vols' tight end depth, and Branisel — a Cincinnati commitment from the Cleveland area — was the first player he turned to. The Vols need depth from Day 1, but with a junior college tight end also in this class, they might have the luxury of easing Branisel into action.

Already enrolled

Jalen Reeves-Maybin

Athlete, outside linebacker, 6-1, 200

Clarksville (Northeast)

Committed Aug. 10, 2012. Enrolled Jan. 9.

247 Composite Rankings

Four stars

No. 252 overall nationally

No. 17 outside linebacker nationally

No. 7 prospect in Tennessee

The skinny: Reeves-Maybin could have been a National Signing Day star, but he's long been loyal to his home-state school and stayed with his plan to enroll early even after the hiring of Butch Jones. Where will he play? On the surface, he seems like a safety-linebacker hybrid type, but his athleticism means his role on the team is only limited by coaches' creativity. Shoulder surgery will likely keep him out of spring practice, which will hurt his chances of playing early, but he shouldn't be counted out.

Lemond Johnson

Safety, 5-11, 190

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Cooper City)

Committed Dec. 16, 2012. Enrolled Jan. 9

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 539 overall nationally

No. 38 safety nationally

No. 79 prospect in Florida

The skinny: Johnson committed to Auburn during the summer, but quickly switched to Tennessee when linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen and defensive backs coach Willie Martinez joined Butch Jones' staff from Auburn. Johnson wanted to enroll early, which is one of the reasons he defected from Auburn. He could be a candidate to get a look on special teams immediately, although the safety position could be tougher to crack.

Paul Harris

Receiver, 6-4, 195

Upper Marlboro, Md. (Frederick Douglass)

Committed July 17, 2012. Enrolled Jan. 9

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 497 overall nationally

No. 69 receiver nationally

No. 11 prospect in Maryland

The skinny: Harris will get a head start this spring in receiving corps that will be crowded with first- and second-year players in August. He has great size, which will help him stand out among shorter and perhaps speedier teammates. Harris committed to Auburn early and stuck around even after getting late offers from big programs like Oregon.

Corey Vereen

Linebacker, 6-2, 235

Winter Garden, Fla. (West Orange)

Committed March 2, 2012. Enrolled Jan. 9.

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 499 overall nationally

No. 33 inside linebacker

No. 75 prospect in Florida

The skinny: He's got good size already for a linebacker and could grow into other roles depending on how much weight he gains. Jones has told him he'll fit into the "Cheetah" linebacker, which is more or less the new staff's version of the pass-rushing Jack linebacker. Vereen was one of Tennessee's earliest commitments and stuck with UT once Jones made it clear he wanted him to be part of the class.

Riyahd Jones

Cornerback, 6-0, 186

Columbus, Ga. (Garden City Community College in Kansas)

Committed Dec. 21, 2012. Enrolled Jan. 9.

247 Composite Rankings

Three stars

No. 154 among junior college players nationally

No. 16 among cornerbacks

No. 26 in Kansas

The skinny: Jones picked the Vols over Kansas State, Oklahoma and others, at least in part because UT offered the promise of quick playing time. His early arrival will give him a leg up in a secondary that struggled in 2012. Jones played at a high school powerhouse in SEC country, but didn't qualify, and the new staff won his signature in a rapid recruitment in December.

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BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

UT needs Johnson and Bell for sure, but Bellamy can take his pot smoking gang sign flashing arse to Oregon..

SummittsCourt writes:

This day will be the first building blocks to the return of UT football to the national stage. Go Vols!

PHAT_VOL writes:

Real'm in coach Butch!

tgiles1944#654264 writes:

President Obama needs to do something about eqality in college football as this is getting out of control. HA! HA!

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

UT needs Johnson and Bell for sure, but Bellamy can take his pot smoking gang sign flashing arse to Oregon..

Agree. Bell is a must have and would be great if we can flip Dobbs from ASU..That kid is super smart and can play..Iam curious Beare was is your opinion of Jones so far as a recruiter

Vol-TIL-I-FaLL writes:

joshua dobbs to tenn ... tony robinson all over again,.................

Shake_Bake writes:

Dobbs is a VOL!!! Great pickup!

Rumblefish writes:

Vonn Bell is a Buckeye

redskinvol1 writes:

Looks like Coach Jones and staff are in fact not the best staff in the country.

mbible1utk#324980 writes:

had a feeling towards the end that Bell was going Ohio State. He kept insisting that he was going surprise everyone, and Urban Meyer has a way of sneaking extra benefits to his player. Anyone ever been to Rossville, GA? It's not a rich place for sure

V_O_L_S_GO_VOLS_GO writes:

Welp. At least he won't be competing against us directly.

Rumblefish writes:

This is going to keep TN recruiting rankings in the 30's.

Anyone know of a recruiting website/agency that evaluates a class 2-3 years into college?

Shake_Bake writes:

The Buckyeyes were undefeated last year, and their football program is in a much better position ours at the moment. They have a real shot at a National Championship...and in my opinion that was the difference maker for Bell. Huge loss for sure!

UT-on-3 writes:

What's wrong with Rossville,GA?
Not a rich place for sure?

this is us now (UT-fanbase)?

*lowers head*

Butch Jones will finish strong & I'm sure of it....GO VOLS!!!

tgiles1944#654264 writes:

Let's take time to give a special THANKS! to all that have cotributed to this big mess!
Please tell me that records do not matter? Good luck! Coach Jones and staff

Snapshot writes:

Here is wishing you a really mediocre career at OSU, Vonn Bell.
Weasel. Not that I am bitter or anything.

OLROCKYTOP writes:

Let it go VOL fans, he is a 18 year old kid. We need to worry about the SEC schools anyway. He is on his way to OSU and if that is where he wants to be, then so be it.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to licknpromise777#651578:

Agree. Bell is a must have and would be great if we can flip Dobbs from ASU..That kid is super smart and can play..Iam curious Beare was is your opinion of Jones so far as a recruiter

Devastating news about Bell to OSU..As far as CBJ is concerned he peaked my interest from the start of the coaching search. When I heard Colorado had hired him my heart sunk because I knew we had lost an opportunity to hire a real proven commodity. As it turned out Charlie said no to UT, and Butch was actually waiting to see if UT had hired Strong. personally I believe UT got the best coach for the money and he's going to work his rear off (much like Jimmy Johnson's style) to get UT back on track.

SDVol writes:

Great job by Butch and Staff. Came in behind, made up some ground. Lots of hope for the future.

Disappointed about Bell, but not surprised. Good player, but some players don't have the moxie to play SEC caliber football week in and week out. We want VFLs...Bell played us a bit down the stretch.

mtthw741 writes:

That was payback for when Kiffin told nu'keese to tell Meyer he was a gator, then say Tn on signing day. Meyer and Kiffin are equal in the shady department.

wolftever writes:

looks like another decade in the cellar for the orange...

therightstuff writes:

Vonn Bell signs with OSU.... fire the whole staff, now! Cancel the 2013 season....there is now no reason to even play the games! Jones and staff apparently the biggest losers to ever walk a sideline....ever!!! Ever, I say!!! Vonn Bell signs with OSU....bulldoze Neyland, we are done. Build condos where Neyland stands.... Vonn Bell signs with OSU, Tennessee football is done! Fire any and everybody associated with Tennessee football!!! Heck, close the whole University down. OMG, OMG, Vonn Bell signed with OSU!!!
Run CBJ outta town now!!! Shoulda paid Gruden what he wanted!!! Call Gruden up....give him the control of the whole department!!! Oh, well it wouldn't matter because Vonn Bell signed with OSU so even the mighty Gruden couldn't save the program.....
As coach Norman Dale said in Hoosiers...
"this is your team...."
As coach Carter said in Coach Carter...
"we'll find two new leading scorers..."
Let's play some ball you all.... play with those who "want to be VFL"....
Proud to be a Tennessee Volunteer!!!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to redskinvol1:

Looks like Coach Jones and staff are in fact not the best staff in the country.

One lost recruit means they can't coach??

redskinvol1 writes:

Vandy just got better and UT is standing still.This needs to stop.

SummittsCourt writes:

First Strong and Gundy used UT to get raises, now Bell used UT to get more free stuff from the shadiest coach in the game.

VFL

born2ride writes:

Is this the worst recruiting class ever?

Rumblefish writes:

fyi....Dobbs's hasn't committed to anyone yet. The report was pre-mature.

MichiganVol247 writes:

It's not like the kid had a "T" tatooed on his arm and then decided to go to Florida! This stuff happens...you deal with it and move on. That's part of the problem with our fan base, you guys like to worry about a guy who doesn't commit, but how about we focus on the guys who actually want to be here. Bell would have been a great "Get", but maybe he just doesn't get what it means to be a VFL.

The Big 10 will continue to play second fiddle to the SEC, the PAC 10, and hell maybe even the Big 12! 12-0 in the Big 10 is 10-2 in the SEC...I don't give credit to a conference that continues to get beat year-after-year in bowl games. And so what if Bell wants to play for U. Meyer, if things don't go right at OSU in the next couple years he might have medical issues again and have to "retire" from football for a while.

redskinvol1 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

One lost recruit means they can't coach??

Don't know yet if they can coach but they are not the best staff in the country if they can't land the top recruits.Maybe next year.

volvann writes:

in response to born2ride:

Is this the worst recruiting class ever?

Nope, worst recruiting class ever was Kiffin's. Look how many actually ended up in the program and played. Most of them never played at UT, had to be let go for various reasons, transgressions with the law, academics, head-cases.... A recruiting class means nothing till the true end result is seen 2-3 years down the road... All current gradings and rankings now are based on playing against much smaller/slower high school atheletes. Just as many 2 stars in the NFL than there are 5 stars. The stats are out there.

So don't sell the condo just yet, let's wait till the games are played...

Go Vols!!!!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to born2ride:

Is this the worst recruiting class ever?

No, that honor goes to the US Army with Bill Murray in the movie Stripes.

wolftever writes:

what can you expect for a state with 3 stars on the flag?...

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to redskinvol1:

Don't know yet if they can coach but they are not the best staff in the country if they can't land the top recruits.Maybe next year.

Well, had you rather win or land big recruits..If my memory serves me LK was signing big name recruits right and left and he still can't win.

Rumblefish writes:

Now Dobbs officially signed. What a chit-show all of this is. But, it wouldn't be a show if fans didn't care.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to Rumblefish:

Now Dobbs officially signed. What a chit-show all of this is. But, it wouldn't be a show if fans didn't care.

Yep, now if UT can close with at least another 4* like Johnson, this class will be more than respectable..GBO!!

Rumblefish writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Yep, now if UT can close with at least another 4* like Johnson, this class will be more than respectable..GBO!!

i'm hoping for Ford....but i'm fairly certain Aubie will get him.

SeaBassHauling writes:

Von Bell how in hell can you grow up a UT fan and during the Meyers sorry arse days at Florida....! Then go and be with him...? You can kiss all of UT fans arse because your not a true fan of UT or the sport by your showing....!!! Enjoy the cold weather your about to receive and the weird individuals that you will be around....! :-) I grew up in Florida and live in the choo choo...I drive a truck for a living sooooo just let you know this and others that read this...I kind know these things about the state of Ohio and the people from there...! ENJzoY...!!! :-)

redskinvol1 writes:

You win with big recruits so I would say both.This class is only eleventh in the SEC.That is falling farther behind.i hope coach Jones gets things done but even Dooley had a better class his first year than this.Like I said maybe next years legacy class can get people excited.

Ayres_Hall writes:

So Vonn Bell is now smaller at 5'11" 180 lbs?

We got back in with a lot of really highly ranked guys who we had NO chance at two months ago. It's dissapointing to lose them, but we really never had them. Reality.

PinballWizard writes:

Free football tickets next year!!! Woohooo!

sunglaspro#374094 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

No, that honor goes to the US Army with Bill Murray in the movie Stripes.

Funny !!

wolftever writes:

tennessee needs to switch conferences....the mac would be a perfect fit...

SeaBassHauling writes:

in response to MichiganVol247:

It's not like the kid had a "T" tatooed on his arm and then decided to go to Florida! This stuff happens...you deal with it and move on. That's part of the problem with our fan base, you guys like to worry about a guy who doesn't commit, but how about we focus on the guys who actually want to be here. Bell would have been a great "Get", but maybe he just doesn't get what it means to be a VFL.

The Big 10 will continue to play second fiddle to the SEC, the PAC 10, and hell maybe even the Big 12! 12-0 in the Big 10 is 10-2 in the SEC...I don't give credit to a conference that continues to get beat year-after-year in bowl games. And so what if Bell wants to play for U. Meyer, if things don't go right at OSU in the next couple years he might have medical issues again and have to "retire" from football for a while.

One....grew up a UT fan he went to the same school with Jacques Smith....! How in the helloooo can he gone thru being a fan and dealing with Meyer and Florida...! Then end up playing for the cry baby jerk and Ohio st....? Not his team he grew up as a fan with...? Money talks and bs walks....I can only hope that they get caught again and this time the death penalty....! TWO....this feels like the same thing that happened Terrell Pryor when he came out of HS. We get screwed they get all the publicity and we start hit rck bottom....! I know this isn't the end but I'm tired of these KIDS going other places...! But T.P. was there big down fall when they got him....of course thee punishment wasn't severe enough....considering what it began and caused UT in the long run...with recruiting and continued fighting for players and lose to them in recruits that cost us our coach and where we are NOW...!

SDVol writes:

Good job by Coach Jones and Staff...if you want to fire shots, blame the UT Admin and Mike Hamilton. That is where the responsibility for our current state of athletics at UT rests.

knoxville_born writes:

Was Josh Dobbs a complete surprise for us? I hadn't heard much about him before today.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to redskinvol1:

You win with big recruits so I would say both.This class is only eleventh in the SEC.That is falling farther behind.i hope coach Jones gets things done but even Dooley had a better class his first year than this.Like I said maybe next years legacy class can get people excited.

Dude, Dooley had as much to do with this class as Jones did..The difference is Dooley was securing Kiffin & Orgeron recruits. Jones had to make up for 3 years of no communications with HS coaches because Kiffin & Dooley were busy recruiting nationally, not locally. Also, these recruiting services only rate the players ability, so if you recruited five 5* players that played QB the ratings for your class would be high, but a year later 4 of those guys transfer out. There's only one fb and one starter.

SeaBassHauling writes:

in response to redskinvol1:

You win with big recruits so I would say both.This class is only eleventh in the SEC.That is falling farther behind.i hope coach Jones gets things done but even Dooley had a better class his first year than this.Like I said maybe next years legacy class can get people excited.

Dooley came in and a lot of the established in front of him with Kiffin n company....with te talks already established and the JR. Camps and hints like that...! Not to mention with all the hoop la that they had with there signing class built that foundation that Dooley received....but look where those two recruiting classes got us....! Not many are still around or got the program going nowhere....!

Moesart writes:

in response to mtthw741:

That was payback for when Kiffin told nu'keese to tell Meyer he was a gator, then say Tn on signing day. Meyer and Kiffin are equal in the shady department.

And nu'keese was really worth the effort wasn't he? Here's to hoping Vonn Bell gives Urban Myer the same treatment.

Rumblefish writes:

in response to knoxville_born:

Was Josh Dobbs a complete surprise for us? I hadn't heard much about him before today.

It was a nice surprise for sure. 4*QB who could see playing time as a freshman. Very smart kid. Was committed to Ariz St. for a long time. Only started considering TN in the last few weeks.

emailnodata (Inactive) writes:

Terrible focus for years around UT.

Know why Bama kicks a##??

Every year: 5-6 OL, 4-5 DL. Every single year.

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