Vols aim to put thin Vanderbilt team on its heels in Darius Thompson's Nashville debut

Guard faces team he verbally committed to

Mississippi's Derrick Millinghaus drives to the basket against Tennessee's Darius Thompson (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Daryl Sullivan)

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Mississippi's Derrick Millinghaus drives to the basket against Tennessee's Darius Thompson (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Daryl Sullivan)

On the eve of college football’s National Signing Day, a tense time when young men occasionally flip teams before the fax machines start, a freshman point guard recalled his change of heart.

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johnlg00 writes:

The 'Dores may be short on bodies, but you can be sure the Vandy crowd will be on Thompson from the time he walks into the gym. And while the Vols should indeed put a lot of pressure on the Vandy defense, Vandy may return the favor by running everything at Thompson. If they are scoring too easily and/or drawing fouls on him, and then if Barton is ineffective, the Vols could be in trouble. If he can keep his head and pick his way through the psychic minefield, the Vols should win easily. But don't you DARE go ASSUMING that, Vols!

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