Monday, May 8, 2017

Orange Carpet Day

June 17th

DE Greg Emerson
DT D'Andre Litaker
CB Jaycee Horn
DB Rayshad Williams
TE Tommy Tremble
RB Lyn-J Dixon
RB Anthony Grant
OT Jerome Carvin
DE Jordan Davis
LB Cam Jones
OT Tanner Antonutti
DE Aziz Ojulari
DE Caleb Tanner
DE/LB Caleb Johnson
DE Nick Fulwider
WR Antoine Green
DE/LB Richard Jibunor
QB Adrian Martinez (commit)
DT Brant Lawless (commit)
WR Jatavius Harris (commit)
OT Cade Mays (commit)
OL Ollie Lane (commit)
TE Jacob Warren (commit)
P Skyler DeLong (commit)
CB Brandon Cross (commit)

WR Kendall Scurry (recent de-commit)
WR Lance Wilhoite
OT Darnell Wright
DE Joseph Anderson
OG Jackson Lampley
DL Jacob Lacey
CB Wesley Walker
DB Adonis Otey (commit)
WR Cam Wynn (commit)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring Practice Visits

Spring Practice Visits

April 15

DT PJ Mustipher
TE Tommy Tremble
S Brenden Harris
TE James Mitchell
TE Jacob Warren
DE Tobe Umerah
OT Christian Armstong
DB Kyler McMichael
K Jake Camarda
RB Lyn-J Dixon ?
TE Kyle Pitts?

April 21

QB Cammon Cooper

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Spring Game Visitors

Tennessee Spring Game April, 22.

QB Cammon Cooper
QB Micheal Penix
QB Jalen Mayden
QB Adrian Martinez
ATH Cam Jones
ATH Alontae Taylor (commit)
OT Cade Mays (commit)
OT Reuben Unije
RB Tae Provens
RB Jamal Elliott
LB Jacquez Jones
LB Ernest Jones
CB Jaylon Reed
CB Shatar McClay (commit)
S Quindarious Monday?
WR Camron Johnson?
G Marquan McCall
OL Ollie Lane (commit)
OT Jerome Carvin
DT D'Andre Litaker
WR Jatavious Harris
S Brendon Harris
OT Taylor Antonutti
RB Lyn-J Dixon
TE Ben Bresnahan
DT Brant Lawless
DE Azeez Ojulari
DE Tobe Umerah
DE Joe Anderson (2019)
DT Kristian Williams (2019)
WR Trey Knox (2019)
WR Ramel Keyton (2019)
CB Shaq Wiggins (grad transfer)


OL Jacob Lacey

Monday, February 6, 2017

Dylan Vols DL Board

Instate Studs
Greg Emerson – strong Vol lean; would love to see us lock him down this spring
Brent Lawless – on campus multiple times, including 2016 UF and Bama; same HS as Bituli
D’Andre Litaker – I know some like OhioVol think he’s more of an OL; he’s also the most open of the three to leaving the state (likes UGA for sure)
Emmitt Gooden – we all know who he is; nation’s #1 JUCO DL who was close to being a 2017 signee, so I think he’s likely a 2018 EE; I would imagine we’ll try and get involved

Southern prospects
KJ Henry – 5-star from NC, will be a blue-blood recruitment
Stephon Wynn – from Anderson, SC and now at IMG; major Clemson target but was here for a 2015 JR Day and 2016 UF game; likes the Vols
Rick Sandidge – from Concord, NC; was here for 2 JR Days last spring
Alfred Thomas – was here for a JR Day and 2016 Bama game; from Bama, so…
Brenton Cox – from GA, at one time named us his leader; was at 2016 UF and Bama games
Malcolm Lamar – Tampa prospect (Scott) who has named us in his Top 2 with UF early

Midwest Prospects
PJ Mustipher – from MD; has been to 2 games including 2016 Bama
Micah Parsons – PSU commit; was at 2015 Vandy and 2016 UF games; recently named a Top 5 in which we were not included, but I think we will keep fighting here
Trevor Trout – from STL, per his Twitter was coming to campus this past weekend
Malik Vann – from OH, was at 2016 UF game
Aeneas Hawkins – from Cincinnati, where we have had some success

Saturday, February 4, 2017

2018 Commitment Dates

Lyn-J Dixon - Saturday
DE Jamarcus Chatman - July 20
DE Leonard Taylor - July, August
Demarcus Gregory - June
Tae Provens - Summer
Tommy Tremble - End of summer
Jarek Campbell - before his season
Malik Vann - June 26
Jaylen King - during the season
Greg Emerson - Dec if EE
Jordan Miner - after his officials
Reuben Unije - Nov 19
James Mitchell - close to Signing Day

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

2018 in state top 30 by NYCVol

1. Greg Emerson-DE Northside

2. Cade Mays-OT Catholic (commit)

3. Max Wray-OT Franklin (UGA commit)

4. Brant Lawless-DT NCS

5. Brendon Harris-S Baylor

6. Jordan Davis-DE Southwind

7. Alontae Taylor-ATH Coffee County (commit)

8. Gavin Shoenwald- TE Brentwood

9. Tykee Ogle-Kellog- WR Alcoa

10. Kundarrius Taylor-WR/S Ridgeway

11. D'Andre Litaker-DT Riverdale

12. Ryshad Williams-CB/S Whitehaven

13. Camron Johnson-WR Brentwood

14. Maxwell Iyama-OT Siegel

15. Justin Oden- WR Spring Hill

16. Jaylon King-DB Ensworth

17. Master Teague-RB Blackman

18. Walker Culver-OT Baylor

19. Shatar McClay-ATH Northwest

20. Sam Stovall- OG Notre Dame

21. Jacolby hewitt-WR Cordova

22. Jacob Warren-TE Farragut

23. Tanner Antonutti- OT Ensworth

24. Ibrahim Qadir-S Blackman

25. Jack Sirmon-LB Brentwood

26. Lelan Wilhoite-ATH NCS

27. Troy Henderson-ATH Independence

28. Meechie Oggs-DE Sweetwater

29. Cole Mabry-OT Brentwood

30. Ollie Lane-OG Gibbs

2017 LOIS


Trey Smith
Deondre Johnson
Shanon Reid
Riley  Locklear
Will McBride

Matthew Butler
Shawn Shamburger
Kivon Bennett
Solon Page III
Josh Palmer
Cheyenne Labruzza
James Brown
Terrell Bailey
Maleik Gray
Ryan Thaxton
Eric Crosby
Ty Chandler
LaTrell Bumphus
K'Rojhn Calbert
Tim Jordan
Jacquez Jones
Jordan Murphy
Marquez Bembry
Trey Coleman
Brent Cimaglia
Theo Jackson
Will Ignont

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Junior Days

Junior Days

March 11

OL Jerome Carvin

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Coaching Change Hotboards

Going to keep track of the various names being mentioned as candidates for different positions here.

OC Hotboard

Larry Scott (assumed hire)

QB Coach Hotboard

Mike Canales
Chris Weinke

OL Coach Hotboard

Walt Wells

DB Coach Hotboard

George Barlow
Terry Fair

DL Coach Hotboard

Brady Hoke

Monday, November 28, 2016

Official Visits

Jan 27

WR Jordan Pouncey
ATH/RB Octavius Matthews

TE/DE LaTrell Bumphus
OT K'Rojhn Calbert
K Brent Cimaglia
WR Princeton Fant

Monday, August 29, 2016

Preseason SEC Power Rankings

This is probably premature but I plan on updating these every week this season. Might as well do a Pre-season version. Every SEC team ranked from worst to first.

14. South Carolina

There just isn't enough talent on this team to win many games this year. Regardless of whether Muschamp starts Perry Orth or Brandon MacIlwain, this team is going to struggle against most SEC opponents this annum.

13. Missouri

Missouri is one of many teams featuring a new Head Coach this year and although Barry Odom is already familiar with his team, the many shortcomings of the roster will keep Mizzou towards the bottom of the pecking order this year. Much will depend on the growth of Drew Lock as a passer. He wasn't very impressive as a freshman, but if he can start to show why he was rated a 4 star QB on most sites Mizzou could move up this list.

12. Kentucky

Can Kentucky put together the semblence of a passing game this year? If so they could move up this list. They still lack talent and depth at most positions but will feature an above-average rushing attack. Their biggest issue will be their inability to stop the opposing team's rushing attack and that's bad news for a team competing in the SEC.

11. Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt's defense should again be solid under Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Derek Mason. Most of their questions are on offense. Their offensive line is thin and any further injury at that position will make it very tough to remain competitive in the SEC. I really like the ceiling of Sophomore QB Kyle Shurmur. If he can take a step and you throw in RB Ralph Webb they could be bowl-bound this season.

10. Auburn

I just don't think Auburn will improve much from the team they were last season. They could be huge movers on this list if Malzahn can find a dependable option at QB. There's talent all over the field, but that was the case last year as well. I'll have to see Auburn win some tough ones before I believe last year was just a fluke.

9. Mississippi State

Life post-Dak Prescott looks to be a step-back from the competitive teams MSU has fielded in recent years. They also field a less-than-stellar offensive line and I could see their running game struggle. The defense should prove capable but there are 3 phases in football and MSU has a lot to prove if they are going to live up to the standards and expectations the last few years have created.

8. Arkansas

Arkansas is having to replace some key starters from last year and that will be easier said than done. Will the younger Allen brother make an adequate replacement at QB? How about that retooled offensive line. Sam Pittman left his OL Coach position to take the same position at Georgia and that's not a guy who's easy to replace. Arkansas is another candidate to move up this list but the West will not be much easier this year than in years past.

7. Texas A&M

Maybe Trevor Knight shows some consistency his senior year that he never showed at Oklahoma. Maybe Chief gets that defense to play to his standards but I will have to see it to believe it. If the above scenarios both take place, A&M can be dangerous. Right now they're a middle-of-the pack team.

6. Florida

Florida lost a lot of pieces from the team that won the East last year but they should again be good on defense. Their biggest question marks are OL, QB, and RB. The OL should be at least moderately better than last year but the depth is perilously thin. This is a team that can ill-afford to suffer many injuries.

5. Georgia

Lots and lots of question marks for the Bulldogs this season but Kirby Smart has passed the Coaching Staff test with the addition of some proven coordinators and solid assistant coaches. It will be an achievement to equal their regular season win total last year of 10 games but if Jacob Eason comes along like many expect they could certainly get close.

4. Ole Miss

The Rebels will be returning the SEC's best passer but are having to reload at many key positions. The passing game should be solid but there are lingering questions at QB. The defense has potential to be solid but they will not be as talented as last year's.

3. Alabama

I'm not giving Bama the number 1 spot until they prove they can replace key starters at QB and RB with no drop-off. They may very well prove to be the best team in the league but I'm not anointing them until I see it.

2. Tennessee

Our Vols return the second-most starters in the league and appear to have no holes. Biggest question is how much the passing game has improved but we can expect at least moderate improvement there. The Vols are the king of the East for now but must prove they can close out games in the fourth quarter.

1. LSU

LSU is my favorite to win the West this season. They return the most starters in the SEC, hired a top-notch defensive coordinator and have sickening depth on defense. Much like the Vols, LSU will have to show improvement in the passing game but have all the tools to do so. Brandon Harris will have to be better and I think he will be.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Gameday Visit Schedule

Another page for you to bookmark. I'll be updating throughout the year as both unofficial and official visitors are added.

11/12 Kentucky

DE Deandre Johnson
RB Darian Felix 
L B Shanon Reid
OL Saahdiq Charles

2018 DT Robert Cooper
2018 ATH Gavin Schoenwald

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Last Camp

July 21

  • DE/DT MJ Webb
  • DE Matthew Butler
  • WR Justin Marshall
  • WR Jaylen Harris
  • DE Ryan Johnson
  • CB Darnay Holmes
  • QB Elijah Walker
  • QB Ty Brock
  • 2018 RB TJ Pledger
  • 2018 DT Greg Emerson
  • 2018 QB Emory Jones

Monday, May 16, 2016

Announcement Dates

This is where I will update which of our targets are announcing when throughout the recruiting
calendar. Bookmark this and come back to it as there will be frequent updates.

  • Elijah Conliffe - Jan 31 3:30
  • LaBryan Ray - Signing Day 12:40
  • Aaron Sterling - Signing Day, 10:00
  • Jordan Pouncey Signing Day, 1:15

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

RealisticTargets for the 2017 Recruiting Class

Top Realistic Targets at every position


  • Cam Akers - Tennessee is in a good spot. Mid term guy.
  • Ty Chandler - Keeping things close to the vest. Tennessee is recruiting him hard.
  • Chase Hayden - Vol legacy who could play multiple positions. Announcing late summer.
  • Trey Sermon - Supremely talented running back with interest in Tennessee. Wants to take summer visits to his top schools then announce a decision.


  • KD Nixon - COMMITTED
  • Princeton Fant - Tennessee leads. Is thinking of announcing during his senior season.
  • Jeremiah  Holloman - Tennessee led going into his Georgia visit, now it's UGA. 
  • Tee Higgins - Tennessee will most likely keep this superstar playmaker at home. Tee will likely  take this decision all the way to December when he will be a mid term enrollee.


  • Chase Rogers - COMMITTED
  • Tre McKitty - Loved his O&W game visit. Will return soon. 
  • Matthew Dotson - Tennessee seems to have faded somewhat as his profile grows.


  • N'Kosi Perry - Miami commitment that just took a Tennessee visit proving he's considering the Vols still. Hard fight to get him out of South Florida. Larry Scott is on the case though so you never know.
  • Jack Sears - Very accurate passer from California who left Tennessee with it being one of his top schools. 
  • CJ Lewis - 3 star QB who visited for the Spring Game but has yet to receive an offer.


  • TJ Moore - Very impressive 4 star prospect who is raw but athletic and can play tackle. He likes Tennessee a lot.
  • Trey Smith - A lot of schools want this kid so it will be a fight. Alabama and Clemson are Tennessee's main competition. He's one of the highest priorities in Tennessee's class. UPDATE: Trey is still pretty open but Tennessee is a big factor as he knows many of the players. Trey will be another mid term guy.
  • Tony Gray - mutual interest there nothing more to add. Georgia leads the crystal ball


  • Eric Crosby - COMMITTED
  • Rutger Reitmaier - Tennessee leads with teams like Duke chasing 4 star prospect and a key to this recruiting class. Is thinking of announcing around the middle of summer.
  • Emmanuel McNeil - Coaches love this kid.
  • Breyon Gaddy - 330 pound behemoth who will play nose at Tennessee. Athletic for his size. Was impressed by a recent visit to Tennessee. UNC people say we are in very good shape. EDIT: Breyon says the Vols lead. His brother Brandon is a package deal.


  • Marquez Bembry - COMMITTED
  • Jordan Williams - DE who will eventually grow into a DT. He's very high on Tennessee. Crystal ball reads 100% to Tennessee with 4 predictions. Has set a commitment date for September 24th.
  • Elijah Conliffe - SDE who's probably a tackle at the next level. Mutual interest.
  • Isaiah Buggs - JUCO DE many schools are after
  • Malik Herring - Very versatile DE coveted by many schools. Was recently on campus for a junior day.
  • Robert Beal - Another talented DE several big time schools are after. Has visited the Vols a handful of times. Vols trail many teams here.
  • Latrell Bumphus - Tennessee is in very good shape even as he adds offers from schools such as USC and reportedly Bama.
  • Tyree Johnson - DC player who has Tennessee in his top 3
  • Trey Lawson - Loves Coach Stripling. Really looking forward to visiting Tennessee. Another DE the plan is to put weight on and move to tackle.
  • Michael Allen - plays things close to the vest but Tennessee is in it as is Georgia and Wake Forest.

  • De'Morreal Burnam - COMMITTED IMO this is a guy Tennessee will eventually part ways with.
  • Solon Page III - COMMITTED
  • Justin Foster - A guy with a lot of options. Has been to UT multiple times. UPDATE: Foster now says Tennessee has an edge over Clemson because he wants to play linebacker and they've discussed playing him at end. Stanford is 3rd and he's waiting to see if he scores high enough to be admitted. Mid term guy.
  • Laquan Henderson - Says Tennessee leads
  • Chandler Wooten - Georgia linebacker. Tennessee was in good shape. Now it's unclear. Announces May 13th. UPDATE: I expect Wooten to chose the Vols on the 13th.
  • Santino Marchiol - Tennessee leads. He will take an April 30th trip to Ole Miss then has a special announcement planned for the following weekend.
  • Tyler Taylor - Says Tennessee is up at the top with a few other schools. Plans to return to Knoxville "probably" before summer.

  • Cheyenne Labruzza - COMMITTED but LSU still has the full court press on him. Gonna be a fight to hang on.
  • Lamont Wade - Tennessee has as good a shot at this 5 star as anyone in his top group. He has a special bond with Bob Shoop which may ultimately play in our favor.
  • Gentry Bonds - doesn't talk much and I haven't heard his reaction to visiting the spring game but I feel like we're in good shape to land this instate target.
  • Yusuf Corker - Tennessee is in real good shape and he's discussed doing something soon.
  • Jacobe Clement - Recently announced a top 5 of  N.C. State, Wake Forest, Tennessee, North Carolina and Clemson. 
  • TJ Carter - Talented instate CB who knows a lot of the instate guys and really could help recruiting from that standpoint.


  • Deangelo Gibbs - cousin to Nigel Warrior and nephew to Tennessee great Dale Carter, Gibbs has seen Tennessee many times. Most think it will come down to a UGA/Tennessee battle. Gibbs is also a mid-term guy.
  • Theo Jackson - From Overton in Nashville. Likes the Vols a great deal. 


  • Maleik Gray - Vols are in great position with Maleik who probably ultimately plays linebacker here as well as his teammate WR Princeton Fant. Maleik may wait for his all-star game to decide.
  • Jacoby Stevens - Tennessee sits 3rd on his list behind UGA and LSU. Wants to play DB at the next level though some think he'll grow into a linebacker.
  • CJ Holmes - Tennessee moved to CJ's top group after attending the spring game. Probably a DB at the next level.
  • Kam White - Teammate of Cam Akers. The two want to play at the same college.