Nov 24, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers player A.J. Johnson (45) scores a touchdown against Kentucky Wildcats safety Mikie Benton (31) during the first half at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Today on Rocky Top: Tennessee Volunteers News 3/26

From Bleacher Report 

The Tennessee Volunteers boast arguably one of the hottest programs on the 2014 recruiting trail, and that’s going to play a huge factor in the race for 4-star safety and current Georgia commit Nick Glass.

For what it’s worth, Glass has been committed to the Georgia Bulldogs since April of 2012. He’s a big in-state commitment for Mark Richt and the Bulldogs, and he’s a talented recruit. Glass is ranked as the No. 39 safety in the country and No. 42 player from the state of Georgia, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.


From Rant Sports

Darius Thompson, who originally committed to play at Vanderbilt, has committed his services to Tennessee, according to the Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro. The 3-star recruit will now play in Knoxville instead of Nashville. The point guard averaged 16.4 points and 6.4 assist per game in his senior season at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.


From the Times Free Press

The Cleveland Rotary Club and Tennessee Sports Radio are answering the June 7 event in nearby Athens, Tenn., featuring Alabama coach Nick Saban speaking to the Chamber of Commerce by having new Tennessee coach Butch Jones in attendance for a “Cleveland Rocks Butch Jones” rally that same night at Bradley Central High School. Former UT quarterback Erik Ainge will emcee the event, with proceeds going to charity; tickets are available at


From The Star 

Yes, the paperback edition of R.A. Dickey’s autobiography gives the erudite knuckleballer a chance to amend the hardcover with a Hollywood ending.

But more importantly it also affords him the opportunity to address an error he made in the book’s third sentence, when he wrote that he would never lead the league in strikeouts.


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