Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Vols Continue Recruiting Coup

Josh Nunes became the latest addition to the 2009 recruiting class on Tuesday when he gave the Volunteers a verbal commitment. The Upland, California prospect is also the second QB in a week to commit to play for the Vols.

Fulmer was clearly looking to sign two quarterbacks in this class due to 2008 signee Casey Kelly opting to pursue a baseball career with the Boston Redsox.

The 6-foot-3 208 lb Nunes had offers from Florida, Nebraska, Arizona State, and Oklahoma among others. He is the 10th commitment for the Vols and is the 10th rated pro-style QB in the nation.

The Vols continue a trend of recruiting top-flight QB prospects to come to the University. Behind projected starter Jonathan Crompton, UT has Nick Stephens - the 15th best pro-style prospect in the '06 class, and BJ Coleman - a four star Rivals prospect and the 10th best QB in the '07 class.

Rick Clawson, the Vols new Offensive coordinator, must be foaming at the mouth at the wealth of talent at the position.

UT now turns it's attention to recruiting some top quality Defensive tackles - the most glaring need in the class.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Vols Add Three Football Recruits in As Many Days

The Vols hold their football camp this week and so far it seems to be paying dividends in the way of recruiting. Athlete Nyshier Oliver became the latest prospect to commit to the Volunteers joining RB Jarvis Giles and OL Kevin Revis as the newest Vols.

Rivals rates Oliver as a three star prospect and the 38th best Athlete in the nation.

He turned down a slew of schools including Ohio State and Michigan to come to Tennessee.

The real gem of the weekend, however was Giles. He is rated the 2nd best all-purpose running back in the nation and a 4 star player by Rivals.

The Vols dipped into Florida once again to nab this explosive running back away from the Florida powerhouses. FSU, UF, and Miami were all after him, but his heart lay elsewhere.

When it came down to it, Giles said what many recruits say upon meeting the Big Orange players and coaches: "It just felt like family".