Oct 20, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers linebacker A.J. Johnson (45) and fullback Ben Bartholomew (39) celebrate after Johnson scored against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the first half at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

FInal Projections for Vols' Undecided Recruits


 

Signing day is less then 24 hours away from us.  It’s been a wild ride the past week and it’s about to become even crazier.  Tomorrow we’ll have live updates throughout the day.  We’ll be updating our main featured post and we’ll be live tweeting all the recruiting news as it comes in, you can follow @allfortennessee for constant updates.

Today we’re going to give you our final projections for all the undecided Tennessee recruits, based on available information and the general overall feeling of each recruit. Make sure to also check in tomorrow to see how we did with our projections.

 

Davin Bellamy- Atlanta, GA- 4 Star – DE

Bellamy is a hard one to call.  He’s down to Tennessee and Georgia but he did take an official visit to Oregon this weekend.  Aside from some questionable photos I don’t think the Oregon visit is much to worry about.  There’s been rumors swirling around that Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham could leave for the same position with Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles.  Unless something breaks late today officially that Grantham is leaving I think Bellamy will stay in state. OUR PREDICTION: Georgia

 

Tyler Boyd – Clairton, PA – 4 Star – WR

Boyd has been committed to Pittsburgh since early January, but took an official visit to Tennessee this past weekend. He seemed to connect well with Vol commit Paul Harris. He’s down to Tennessee, Pittsburgh and West Virginia.  There were rumors on twitter that he had decommitted but he put those rumors to rest saying he had not done so.  He’s from Pennsylvania so it could be hard to pull him from Pittsburgh but based on the tone from his fellow commits I think Tennessee can do it. OUR PREDICTION: Tennessee 

 

Joshua Dobbs – Alpharetta, GA – 4 Star – QB

There hasn’t been a lot of information flying around about Dobbs and his recruiting experience.  He’s been committed to Arizona State since last June but took an official visit to Knoxville on January 25th.  He’s been very quiet about how it went and his feelings.  He hasn’t reaffirmed his commitment to to ASU which makes me feel good about Tennessee’s chances. He’d be a huge signing if Butch Jones can flip him, which we think he will doOUR PREDICTION: Tennessee

 

Johnathan Ford – New Hope, AL – 4 Star – RB

Ford is a player the Vols desperately want to sign after missing out on Michigan commit Derrick Green.  Ford would be the perfect fit in Butch Jones’ offense.  He decommitted from Vanderbilt on January 28th and is choosing between Auburn and Tennessee.  Rumors of a secret visit to Auburn last weekend have us not feeling so good about Tennessee’s chances with Ford. OUR PREDICTION: Auburn

 

Trey Johnson – Lawerenceville, GA – 4 Star – ILB

Pulling a recruit from Urban Meyer and Ohio State would be huge for Butch Jones and this staff.  Johnson committed to OSU in early January but also took an official visit on January 25th. Getting Johnson on campus gives the Vols a chance but I don’t think it’ll be quite enough. OUR PREDICTION: Ohio State

 

Jaylen Miller – Gaffney, SC – 3 Star – DT

Miller is undecided but most assume he will be a vol. He took official visits to Wake Forest and NC State over the weekend. It would be hard for me to see Miller in anything but Tennessee orange  this fall. OUR PREDICTION: Tennessee

 

E.J. Levenberry – Woodbridge, VA – 4 Star – ILB

Levenberry has been committed to Florida State for nearly a year, but major staff changes on defense could make this an interesting one.  He took an official visit late in the game this past weekend to Knoxville.  His dad has made some interesting comments to reports indicating there may be a chance.  It all comes down to his relationship with his would be coaches at FSU.  This one is very close and my gut says he keeps his commitment. OUR PREDICTION: Florida State

 

Malik Brown – Palm Beach Gardens, FL – 3 Star – DE

Brown is a Syracuse commit that visited Tennessee this past weekend.  He had to choose between NC State and Tennessee for his final visit.  The new coaching staff at Tennessee has went hard after Brown and that could make the difference.  I can see him flipping on signing day.OUR PREDICTION: Tennessee

 

Vonn Bell – Rossville, GA – 5 Star – S

The crown jewel of this recruiting class if he decides to sign for Butch Jones will be Vonn Bell.  The Vols badly need help in their secondary and Bell would provide that instantly.   Bell should’ve been wrapped up a long time ago but was not recruited hard by Tennessee until the new staff took over. Bell grew up a Tennessee fan and that should give the Vols an advantage. Jones has put the full court press on Bell and even had dinner with his high school coach last week. Bell will be choosing between Tennessee, Ohio State and Alabama.  This will be the biggest moment of the day for Tennessee on NSD as Bell will announce his decision at 10 Am est on ESPNU. OUR PREDICTION: Tennessee 

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