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Tennessee Football Recruiting: Vols Rankings Drop to No. 11 on Rivals After De-Commits

Tennessee football’s 2017 recruiting class ranking took a hit after three de-commits Tuesday. The Volunteers fell out of the Top 10 on Rivals and 247Sports. Well, it could have gone worse. But it looks like the controversy surrounding Butch Jones is hurting Tennessee football on the recruiting trail. The Vols took a major hit in […] Tennessee Football Recruiting: Vols Rankings...
Via All for Tennessee
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Call for Mailbag: Send in your Tennessee Volunteers recruiting questions

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —  Send me those questions, y’all. With the contact period in full swing, several recent decommitments and a major target visiting this weekend, there’s plenty to discuss. As always, the mailbag will run at noon on Thursday. You steer the conversation. Post any inquires in the comment section below, or submit questions to me on Twitter (@JesseReSimonton),...
Via SEC Country
7 days ago

Tennessee football: Who’s next to commit for the Vols’ 2017 signing class?

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — After Tuesday night’s dizzying turnover, Tennessee currently has 23 commits for its Class of 2017. Spots remain at a premium, but with the contact period in full swing and the coaching carousel about to get started, there will continue to be movement in Tennessee’s class. Here’s a guess at who could commit next: 5-star offensive tackle Trey Smith Duh...
Via SEC Country
7 days ago

Catching up with Tennessee tailback commit Trey Coleman

Last weekend, Louisiana tailback Trey Coleman rushed for more than 150 yards and 3 touchdowns in West Monroe’s 45-31 win over St. Amant to advance to the Class 5A semifinals. The 3-star Tennessee tailback commit, who picked the Vols over Arkansas and Mississippi State in June, is trying to win a state title at one of the powerhouse programs in the Southeast for the first time in...
Via SEC Country
7 days ago

Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs aiding in relief efforts with Gatlinburg fires

Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs was recognized for his outstanding leadership in early November. He was recognized by Omnicron Delta Kappa, which is a premier society honoring achievements in multiple areas including athletics and community service. On Wednesday, he lived up to the honor. As wildfires spread through Gatlinburg, Tenn., the Volunteers’ quarterback visited to the...
Via SEC Country
7 days ago

Photo: Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs shows up in Gatlinburg to support relief effort

Raging wildfires have spread into parts of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, since Monday, reportedly killing four people and leaving 45 others wounded. With relief efforts scrambling to quell the flames and locate missing people, Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs turned in Gatlinburg to show his support. He appeared next to a firefighter in a photo tweeted Wednesday. Buddy of mine is in...

Tennessee faithful have an interesting idea in wake of tragic Gatlinburg fires

As the Tennessee Volunteers wait to find out what bowl game they’ll be playing in, devastating wildfires are raging near Gatlinburg. Destruction is mounting and lives are being lost, which led some Tennessee fans to come up with an interesting idea for the upcoming bowl game. Tennessee honors its Smoky Mountain roots on occasion with smokey gray uniforms and helmets. The idea,...

Smoke Signals: Tennessee offers budding JUCO cornerback | Coaches set for key visit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us at SEC Country for the latest recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Despite a relative lack of success with junior college transfers during Butch Jones’ tenure, Tennessee offered 3-star cornerback Keisean Nixon of Arizona Western College on Tuesday. Blessed To Receive...
Via SEC Country
8 days ago

Tennessee basketball freshman making surprise impact for Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes really likes what Tennessee freshman John Fulkerson brings to the table on the defensive end of the floor. And he’s really intent on getting Fulkerson functional enough on offense to play a significant role. “We saw him through high school, (and) he was a guy that could bring some energy and rebound the ball, and that’s...
Via SEC Country
8 days ago

Tennessee guard Jordan Bone has stress fracture in his foot

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee guard Jordan Bone remains sidelined with a stress fracture in his left foot that already caused the freshman to miss the Volunteers' final two games at the Maui Invitational last week. Volunteers coach Rick Barnes announced the severity of Bone's injury Tuesday. The expected timetable for Bone's recovery is two to four weeks. Bone started each...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

4-star athlete CJ Cotman becomes third player to decommit from Tennessee on Tuesday

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee had three decommitments in a matter of minutes Tuesday evening, as 4-star Florida athlete CJ. Cotman tweeted he was reopening his recruitment. pic.twitter.com/z7xfKv8EUD — Cj Cotman (@CotmanCj) November 30, 2016 The 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect committed to the Volunteers in July. Cotman was originally recruited to play cornerback at Tennessee...
Via SEC Country
8 days ago

Gaddy twins decommit from Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — More than four months ago, Tennessee added 640 pounds of beef to its recruiting class on a single day. Now, all that size is headed to another pasture. Virginia twins Breyon and Brandon Gaddy decommited from the Volunteers on Tuesday night, as first reported by 247 Sports’ Ryan Bartow. SEC Country later confirmed the news. Breyon Gaddy, a 6-foot-5, 340-pound...
Via SEC Country
8 days ago
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