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Good looking prospects from our home state!!!
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Whats the word with Alex Bars. I'm sure we are putting the full court press on him but he has 2 brothers that went north to play in the Big 10. Is he going to go to Michigan to?
We need to land the top three at least. Hurd, Kelly Jr., and Malone are studs. Kelly Jr will definitely ease the sting of Bell. Malone will be an outstanding wideout. Hurd is a beast. Work them hard men.
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Definitely want those top 3. Also of course Wharton. Add in Petera Wilson who's gonna rise in the ranking and that'd be a great start. Gaulden(sp) is also good, but we have a lot of other recruits that will probably be above him. So not sure if he'll make the cut with the Berry twins and TKjr.
Question for Ryan. I've watched Luke Ward play since he was a freshman and he has a ton of talent. But I'm wondering if he's gonna fit the mold that Butch is looking for?
That's Interesting? Only one Knoxville Player? I guess ALL those Gold Balls won from East Tennessee were flukes over the past several years? You would think that there would be more ***** Star rated players from East Tennessee but, I guess not?
It's one thing to be a really good high-school player. Being an elite college prospect is often another story.
So Ryan, With what you just posted? Can you be alittle more specific on what the requirements are to be the "Elite College Prospect" you refer too? This is got my curiosity flowing?? Lol thanx
Ryan what is our chances with Jalen Hurd? Is he considering us at least?
If I'm not mistaken, he's visiting Knoxville next weekend. Sounds like we are a top contender for him at this point.
Not Ryan, but I usually get info on kids from mid state and Hurd seems to really like the new staff. It was rumored he wasn't that fond of Dooley, but I begets heard that from anyone close to him. And it'll probably be a long recruitment because everyone wants him and he wants to check them out.
Unfortunately from what I've read up to this point Ohio State leads and Florida is next followed by us and Vandy. I don't know if that holds true today.
I agree those top 3 are huge. Need to get Hurd and Kelly for sure.
I think we could also have a good shot with Rashaan Gaulden (Vic Wharton's teammate) and Petera Wilson (Jason Carr's teammate). Hope those guys are in their ears about the Vols.
I'm really really excited about this 2014 class. There is a ton of potential that we are already in on
Gerry Hamilton commented the other day that it was really really early, but he thought Florida and Tennessee were favorites. The fact that he's coming on an unofficial next weekend for some one-on-one time with Butch speaks volumes.
Gerry Hamilton also tweeted 20 minutes before Vonn Bells announcement that Bell was a Vol... Take anything he says with a grain of salt. Ohio State leads.
True - him and about a dozen other writers. That one was weird. Definitely not saying that we're sitting pretty because one analyst says we're in the top two. Just that it's probably close enough that whoever "leads" at this point doesn't matter. We are very much in that race.
At this point, 364 days out, I don't care who leads. As long as the prospect doesn't "dislike" tennessee (i.e. Ramsey) then I'm not gonna worry about it. If they already consider us to be a major player then I think that is a very good indication that we will be a finalist. "Leaders" change day to day, week to week, and month to month. Just look at all of the leaders Bell had last week... My point is that whether or not Ohio State leads now, it's very hard to lock down such an elite prospect this early. I think Tennessee has a good a chance as anybody to sign Hurd if we have a pretty good season.
Jalen Hurd is a MUST GET!
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I agree... Man when I saw all those tweets coming in and we didn't get Bell it felt like a punch to the gut. It was horrible. Last time I had that feeling was when Ronde Barber picked off McNabb in the 99 NFC championship. I just stared at my computer screen for 5 minutes in shock.
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Here is another in-state kid who hasn't been evaluated by 247 yet but will be in the top 20 when he is. Vandy offered him yesterday.
Kid has some major speed!! What HighSchool does he play for?
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