Originally posted on Checkerboard Chatter  |  Last updated 1/31/12

 


Here is what we know.  The players listed below have given their verbal commitment to play football for the University of Tennessee.  The Vols are likely to add to this list, but who those signing day surprises might be, well, right now only they know. 

Be sure to check back with Checkerboard Chatter as we update this list throughout the day tomorrow. 

* = Signed
(EE) = Early Enrollee
(JC) = Junior College

Tennessee Volunteers recruiting commitments for the class of 2012:

Drae Bowles
Jackson, TN
6'1"/198 lbs./Wide Receiver
Rivals Rating: 4 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: 19
Scout Rating: 3 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 48
247Sports Rating: 4 stars
Other Offers: Arkansas, Cal, Auburn, Michigan, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Virginia, among others
Local News for Drae Bowles: Jackson Christian School wide receiver Drae Bowles chooses University of Tennessee, from The Jackson Sun.
Drae Bowles video:

Justin King
Dunwoody, GA
6'3"/215 lbs./Athlete
Rivals Rating: 3 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: 59
Scout Rating: 3 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 79 (OLB)
247Sports Rating: 3 stars
Other Offers: Arkansas, Cincinnati, Louisville, Southern Miss, Syracuse, UCF, Virginia, among others
Local News for Justin King: LB Justin King commits to Tennessee Volunteers over Virginia, UCF and Cincinnati, from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Justin King video:

Alden Hill (EE)
Alliance, OH
6'2"/220 lbs./Running Back
Rivals Rating: 3 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: 47
Scout Rating: 3 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 65
247Sports Rating: 3 stars
Other Offers: Boston College, UConn, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt, Virginia, among others
Local News for Alden Hill: Marlington’s Alden Hill reportedly commit to Tennessee, from the Akron Beacon Journal.
Alden Hill video:

Nathan Peterman (EE)
Fruit Cove, FL
6'2"/205 lbs./Quarterback
Rivals Rating: 4 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: 8
Scout Rating: 3 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 18
247Sports Rating: 3 stars
Other Offers: Cincinnati, UConn, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Florida International, Miami (OH), Southern Miss
Local News for Nathan Peterman: Peterman commits to the Volunteers, from InsidetheGators.com.
Nathan Peterman video:

Otha Peters
Covington, LA
6'1"/221 lbs./Outside Linebacker
Rivals Rating: 4 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: 6
Scout Rating: 3 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 74
247Sports Rating: 4 stars
Other Offers: Arizona, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Southern Miss, Texas A&M, among others
Local News for Otha Peters: Covington linebacker Otha Peters commits to Tennessee, from The Times-Picyaune.
Otha Peters video:
No video immediately available.


LaTroy Lewis
Akron, OH
6'4"/230 lbs./Defensive End
Rivals Rating: 3 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: 23
Scout Rating: 3 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 43
247Sports Rating: 3 stars
Other Offers: Boston College, Illinois, Cincinnati, Michigan, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt
Local News for LaTroy Lewis: Tennessee snags defensive end from Ohio, from CBSSports.com's Eye on Recruiting blog.
LaTroy Lewis video:

Cody Blanc (EE)
Knoxville, TN
6'1"/190 lbs./Athlete
Rivals Rating: 2 stars
Scout Rating: 3 stars
247Sports Rating: 3 stars
Other Offers: Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech
Local News for Cody Blanc: Central athlete Cody Blanc commits to Tennessee, from the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Cody Blanc video:

George Bullock
Knoxville, TN
6'1"/195 lbs./Kicker
Rivals Rating: 2 stars
Scout Rating: 3
247Sports Rating: 2
Other Offers: Navy
Local News for George Bullock:West kicker George Bullock commits to Tennessee, from the Knoxville News Sentinel
George Bullock Video:

LaDarrell McNeil
Dallas, TX
6'1"/190 lbs./Safety
Rivals Rating: 4 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: 5
Scout Rating: 4 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 7
247Sports Rating: 4 stars
Other Offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, California, Clemson, Illinois, Iowa, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Oregon, TCU, Texas A&M, USC, among others
Local News for LaDarrell McNeil: DB LaDarrell McNeil commits to play for Tennessee, from The Dallas Morning News.
LaDarrell McNeil Video:

Jason Croom
Norcross, GA
6'5"/212 lbs./Wide Receiver
Rivals Rating: 4 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: 43
Scout Rating: 4 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 39
247Sports Rating: 4 stars
Other Offers: Arkansas, Auburn, Cincinnati, UConn, Florida State, Illinois, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, among others
Local News for Jason Croom: Norcross WR Jason Croom picks Tennessee over Mississippi State, from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Jason Croom Video:

Trent Taylor (EE)
Lakeland, FL
6'3"/245 lbs./Defensive End
Rivals Rating: 3 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: 19
Scout Rating: 4 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 29
247Sports Rating: 3 stars
Other Offers: Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Louisville,
Local News for Trent Taylor: Lake Gibson Defensive End Trent Taylor Changes Mind, Commits to Tennessee, from The Ledger (Lakeland, FL).
Trent Taylor Video:

Danny O'Brien
Flint, MI
6'2"/293 lbs./Defensive Tackle
Rivals Rating: 4 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: 11
Scout Rating: 4 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 18
247Sports Rating: 4 stars
Other Offers: Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, among others 
Local News for Danny O'Brien:  Powers Catholic football star Danny O'Brien says he still plans on attending University of Tennessee, from The Flint Journal.
Danny O'Brien Video:

Daniel Gray
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
6'0"/165 lbs./Defensive Back
Rivals Rating: 3 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: NR
Scout Rating: 3 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 111
247Sports Rating: 3 stars
Other Offers: FIU, Mississippi, Nebraska, Texas Tech, West Virginia 
Local News for Daniel Gray:  Tennessee Picks Up Cornerback Daniel Gray, from CBSSports.com.
Daniel Gray Video:

Quenshaun Watson
Athens, GA
5'9"/175 lbs./Running Back
Rivals Rating: 3 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: NR
Scout Rating: 3 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 110
247Sports Rating: 3 stars
Other Offers: Indiana 
Local News for Quenshaun Watson:  Watson at peace with decision, from the Athens Banner-Herald.
Quenshaun Watson Video:

Justin Meredith (EE)
Anderson, SC
6'5"/210 lbs./Tight End
Rivals Rating: 3 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: 21
Scout Rating: 3 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 17
247Sports Rating: 3 stars
Other Offers: Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Duke, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, Mississippi State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest  
Justin Meredith Video:

Alton Howard
Orlando, FL
5'9"/178 lbs./Wide Receiver
Rivals Rating: 4 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: 47
Scout Rating: 3 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 76
247Sports Rating: 4 stars
Other Offers: Cincinnati, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, UCLA, among others 
Local News for Alton Howard:  Edgewater WR Alton Howard commits to Tennessee over UCF, from the Orlando Sentinel
Alton Howard Video:

Darrington Sentimore (JC) (EE)
Perkinston, MS (Gulf Coast CC)
6'3"/273 lbs./Defensive End
Rivals Rating: 3 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: JC
Scout Rating: 3 stars
Scout Position Ranking: JC
247Sports Rating: 4 stars
Other Offers: Texas A&M 
Local News for Darrington Sentimore:  Darrington Sentimore commits to Tennessee, from SB Nation
Darrington Sentimore Video:

Daniel McCullers (JC)
Milledgeville, GA (Georgia Military)
6'6"/380 lbs./Defensive Tackle
Rivals Rating: 4 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: JC
Scout Rating: 3 stars
Scout Position Ranking: JC
247Sports Rating: 3 stars
Other Offers: Alabama, Mississippi State 
Local News for Daniel McCullers:  Large man, long road: UT's 400 pound recruit disproving skeptics, from Nooga.com
Daniel McCullers Video:
No video immediately available.

Davante Bourque
Crowley, LA
6'3"/200 lbs./Athlete
Rivals Rating: 4 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: 14
Scout Rating: 3 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 29 (RB)
247Sports Rating: 4 stars
Other Offers: Miami, Nebraska, Arizona State, Arkansas, LSU, Texas A&M, among others 
Local News for Davante Bourque:  Davante Bourque commits to Tennessee, from Acadia Parish Today.
Davante Bourque Video:

Deion Bonner
Columbus, GA
5'11"/185 lbs./Defensive Back
Rivals Rating: 4 stars
Rivals Position Ranking: 19 (Cornerback)
Scout Rating: 3 stars
Scout Position Ranking: 28 (Safety)
247Sports Rating: 3 stars
Other Offers: Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, South Carolina, USC 
Local News for Deion Bonner:  Carver's Deion Bonner commits to sign with Tennessee, from the (Columbus, GA) Ledger-Enquirer.
Deion Bonner Video:

 

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Goodell says players are being encouraged to stand, not forced

Diamondbacks announce Tony La Russa will leave organization

Sam Ponder admits she has been ‘immature’ after uncovering of old tweets

Mike D’Antoni trolls Draymond Green over defensive criticisms

Bulls suspend Portis eight games for punching Mirotic

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Police make arrest in Ken Griffey Jr. statue vandalism case

Report: Bridgewater will have ‘no physical limitations’ in practice

Gordon Hayward’s wife, father provide updates after injury

Carmelo Anthony: Phil Jackson wanted 'to trade me for a bag of chips'

DeShone Kizer named Browns starting QB for Week 7

Richard Sherman objects to notion 'millionaire athletes' should 'stick to sports'

The 'Can I have a quick sword with you?' quiz

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: Austin Seferian-Jenkins drops a call

Blackhawks get extra depth on defense with newbies Rutta and Forsling

The 'Old faces in new places' quiz

Nikola Jokic: A throwback superstar for the modern era

25 questions heading into the 2017-18 NBA season

The 'Sure do hope you have a backup plan in place' quiz

Tale of the Tape: National League Championship Series

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House looms large over sports world for another week

The 'A butcher, a Baker, a touchdown maker' quiz

Tale of the tape: American League Championship Series

What's trending up, down so far in the NFL

Crimson Tide News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

The 'Can I have a quick sword with you?' quiz

NFL Referee Hotline Bling: Austin Seferian-Jenkins drops a call

Blackhawks get extra depth on defense with Rutta and Forsling

The 'Old faces in new places' quiz

25 questions heading into the 2017-18 NBA season

The 'Sure do hope you have a backup plan in place' quiz

Tale of the Tape: National League Championship Series

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House looms large over sports world for another week

The 'A butcher, a Baker, a touchdown maker' quiz

Tale of the tape: American League Championship Series

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker