Powell standout Darel Middleton, a UT 2016 commitment, no longer part of program

Powell's Darel Middleton, center, scores a touchdown past West's Trey Davis, left, and Noah Hoxie on Friday, November 9, 2012 at Powell High School. (Chad Greene/Special to the News Sentinel)

Photo by Chad Greene, 2010, 2012

Powell's Darel Middleton, center, scores a touchdown past West's Trey Davis, left, and Noah Hoxie on Friday, November 9, 2012 at Powell High School. (Chad Greene/Special to the News Sentinel)

Powell High School sophomore Darel Middleton, a University of Tennessee commitment for the 2016 signing class, is no longer part of the football program.

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Comments » 4

johnlg00 writes:

I guess that shows the danger of getting a kid to commit two years out! As big as he is at his age, I hope he can go to a prep school or something to get himself straightened out so he can still come here eventually. Surely the UT staff will get to the bottom of whatever problem he has and make the right determination for him and for the UT program.

Rookie2 writes:

in response to johnlg00:

I guess that shows the danger of getting a kid to commit two years out! As big as he is at his age, I hope he can go to a prep school or something to get himself straightened out so he can still come here eventually. Surely the UT staff will get to the bottom of whatever problem he has and make the right determination for him and for the UT program.

What danger? The school can pull an offer anytime they want all the way up until signing day. Nothing is final (for either side) until then.

wally writes:

in response to Rookie2:

What danger? The school can pull an offer anytime they want all the way up until signing day. Nothing is final (for either side) until then.

Exactly right. I kind of chuckled when I saw the OP.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to Rookie2:

What danger? The school can pull an offer anytime they want all the way up until signing day. Nothing is final (for either side) until then.

I didn't say they were stuck with him, just that it is not possible to say two or three years out that a kid has all the things it takes to be a good college player. The Vols may not sign all the seniors they have commitments from, let alone hold on to all the juniors or sophomores who have "committed".

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