Freshman receiver has Vols heading North

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Tennessee wide receiver Marquez North pulls in a pass against South Carolina strong safety Brison Williams on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

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ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL Tennessee wide receiver Marquez North pulls in a pass against South Carolina strong safety Brison Williams on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

Justin Worley had a hunch. The one-on-one matchup between his receiver and their cornerback was favorable. The hitch-and-go — 12 yards on a dead sprint followed by a stutter step followed by a second full-speed burst — had created space.

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johnlg00 writes:

Glad to see North's emergence as a big-play receiver. However, he still has to learn that to be a truly great receiver, he has to make the routine plays as well as the spectacular ones. A precise 8-yard square-out that produces a first down to keep a drive alive is just as important in the grand scheme of things as a diving TD catch in the end-zone. With his speed and big body, he should be money in the bank on the big possession plays, but he often seems to take too many of them off.

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