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Buffet is open, folks are eating lunch, coaches are taking photos with the crowd and the progr is starting.
Your team. All the time.
Coach Jones introduced to a standing ovation.
Coach appreciates the crowd's positive energy, and tells the crowd he and his staff are going to own the state.
Enjoy Kevin! I hope you have as much fun as I did in Memphis!
Bob Kesling the emcee asks Coach Jones to walk the crowd through the process of putting together the class.
Coach Jones said he looked at needs and wanted to build relationships with players who could fill those needs.
They had to work quickly on their relationships, but made feat strides in a short amount of time.
Coach Jones talks about character and how important it is in their program. Can't measure heart.
Talks about need for speed in the SEC.
Next up is offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian. "Coach Jake" taking the stage.
Says Dobbs and Ferguson are smart, talented quarterbacks who are winners. Ferguson has only lost two games since Pop Warner.
Coach Jones thanks engineering department at UT for helping land Dobbs. Said the academic folks spent a lot if time with Dobbs and his family.
Defensive coordinator John Jancek up next. Jones tells the crowd UT WILL play great defense.
Intensity and effort are keys to the formula. Four of the nine defensive signees are already on campus, so that is exciting.
Will be an aggressive 4-3 defense that will be fun to watch.
Fun to watch for a Vols fan would be stopping someone from scoring nowadays.
Assistant head coach and defensive line coach Steve Stripling is next. Coach Jones brags about Stripling's credentials and mentions that he has coached more current NFL lineman than any other line coach.
Showing video of Jason Carr right now.
Says Jaylen Miller is a four-year starter from a great program in South Carolina. Miller's highlights drawing some oohs and has from the crowd.
Stripling is excited about Malik Brown as well. Is puttin on weight - and good weight - and has great potential.
Coach Azzanni up next. Coach Jones talks about Lee Jenkins and Ryan Jenkins and the importance of the legacies to the program.
Azzanni says he hasn't seen his three girls since Jan 4. Got back from Rosé Bowl and went right to work.
I thought he's film was pretty bad "a" also.
Azzanni: Paul Harris is a great player who really helped recruit other prospects to the class. Held off Oregon and others late to keep him.
Very excited about North and his skills. Has only played receiver for two years and is going to be special.
All the receivers are "gym rats" and are already asking for playbook stuff, fundamental drills, etc.
Coach Elder up next, and Coach Jones says he and his staff focused on Tennessee even at Cimcinnati.
Coach Elder says he has work to do because he is the only member of the staff that doesn't have children.
Elder is excited about the tight ends. They are athletic and will be making plays down the field.
Jay Graham up next. Great to hear Graham tell prospects what it means to wear the orange.
Graham says when he took his official visit Mose Phillips and Bubba Miller were his hosts.
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