Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Recruiting Fix: Florida Week

It's Flordia week, people! That's going to be the focus in this Recruiting Fix. I wish there was more info, but if you've been following me on Twitter, you know I've been tweeting out most big news when it comes to me.

Here is what I have as far as a vist list for Florida. It may not be complete and some guys may not make it in, but this is the best I could do.

RB David Williams 4*
RB Derrick Henry 4* official
RB Derrick Green 5* official
OL Dan Skipper Commit
LB Corey Vereen Commit
LB Jermaine Grace 4* official
WR Matt Riley NR
S Vonn Bell 4* unofficial
NT J Dunaway Juco
DE Demarcus Walker 4*
LB Dominic Zanca commit
ATH Jalen Reeves- Maybin 4* commit
S Kameron Miles 4*commit
WR Eldridge Massington 4*
CB Will Earley 3*
CB Jalen Ramsey 5*USC commit unoffical
2014 DB Todd Kelly Jr.
WR Marquez North 4* unofficial
DT Rod Crayton should be there
2014 QB Will Grier
2014 CB Nick Glass UGA commit
2015 DB Rico McGraw

Basketball recruits

G Robert Hubbs 5*
F Jonathan Williams III 4*
C Austin Nichols

Miami defensive tackle commit Keith Bryant plans to visit the Vols after the season for an official visit so that he can spend more time with the coaches. This is one of those Miami commits the coaches are making sure they have inroads with in case of major sanctions to that school.

Oklahoma is the only other school that will get a visit from Bryant.

DeVondre Campbell, the UT linebacker commit, plans official for Akron. His WR teammate Jatavius Stewart may come with him.

Altee Tenpenny who is committed to Alabama may be waivering on that commitment somewhat and the Vol coaches have put themselves in a good position if a decommitment comes. The thought is if Alabama takes another running back commitment, then Tenpenny likely looks around. With Henry all but done to Bama in my and most experts' opinion that is a likely scenario. We'll just have to see how it all plays out. He's a legit prospect though and he would see the field early here.

Derrick Ansley was at Jalen Ramsey's game Friday night. They haven't stopped recruiting Ramsey. Ansley is putting in work here and it's starting to pay off. We get Ramsey on an unofficial visit for Florida. Chance to make a big time impression.

The coaches are confident about Derrick Henry for what that's worth. He'll be here for the Florida game and we have a real good chance to impress. I still say Bama and I'm not sure there will be room for Henry which is a good problem to have. I cannot see us taking 3 running backs although there will likely be 3 who want to come to UT. I wouldn't say it's out of the realm of possibility but it's unlikely.

Brent Hubbs of Volquest says we are in the top 2 for Derrick Green who is taking his official here for the Florida game. We have a chance to make a huge impression here. I believe Michigan is his other favorite team. I think we are closer to home which helps and the depth chart looks better. This is a guy who would be our starting running back this year if he could just skip his senior year. If only! He would be a huge get.

We also look very good for AJ Turman who may even commit on his visit this weekend. I think these running backs are realizing the holes are closing fast and a spot may not be available if they wait too long.

Things are heating up with Marquez North another visitor for the weekend festivities. He will be an unofficial visitor and later in the year take an official visit to see the Vols. The key with North is his dad. He seems to be running the show. I don't think he's coming on this trip. We have to get him here and get him on board. Then we have a real shot and this kid is a gamebreaker. He's the kind of receiver we need in every class to continue the Wide Receiver U tradition.

Carl Lawson who is committed to Auburn called Sal Sunseri the other night according to an insider and may be a surprise visitor for the Florida game. We'll have to see if he shows up. He would be an amazing flip if we are able to pull it off. Best prospect in the nation for the Jack linebacker position in my opinion.

Linebacker Jermaine Grace will be there as well for an official visit. He has Miami #1 right now but UT coaches are hoping to change that this weekend. Would be a huge pull. He's a legitimate big time prospect.

DeMarcus Walker who committed to Alabama recently is said to be coming to the game as well. I don't see stealing him from Bama, but it's nice to get these high profile guys on campus. Show them why Tennessee is a top school.

Sorry for this one being so short. Much of the focus is on the Florida game this weekend. I think we'll have plenty more to talk about next week, recapping all of the visits and getting some quotes from recruits hopefully. Stay tuned to me on Twitter and follow the blog @BIYLF so you don't miss any articles.

1 comment:

bignewt said...

I know one thing, if AJ Turman wants to commit this weekend, YOU TAKE HIM.