Apr 20, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Justin Worley (14) signs autographs for fans before the spring Orange and White game at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Tennessee Volunteers News 4/29

From Examiner

It started last year. We have the same agent. I went to a game last year in late March. We talked after the game and we hit it off. We share the same philosophies in motivation. We actually went to dinner that night. They adopted our theme ‘sign your name.’ I was at a number of playoff games last year. He’s (Spoelstra) a big football fan. You’ll see him a lot in Knoxville. He’s turned into a dear friend of mine.


From the Times Free Press

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee might not have made the biggest splash in December when it hired Cincinnati’s Butch Jones as its new football coach.

Jones and his staff quickly created waves in recruiting, though.

The Volunteers already have racked up 11 commitments for the 2014 class, and though next February’s signing day is more than nine months away, Tennessee’s class ranks fourth in the country according to Rivals.com and fifth nationally in the 247sports.com and Scout.com rankings.

When Butch Jones took over as head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, he quickly noticed that the Vols were thin at the sport’s most important position: quarterback.

Justin Worley and Nathan Petermanwere the only two on scholarship, but Jones added one particularly interesting prospect in Josh Dobbs.

Could he be the 2013 starter?


From Go Vols Xtra

As of Sunday, there was no word on possible camp invites or tryouts for defensive linemen Willie Bohannon and Darrington Sentimore, linebacker Herman Lathers and defensive backs Marsalis Teague and Rod Wilks.

The weekend was brighter for Patterson and Hunter, who have been introduced to local media in their new homes.


From Nooga.com

Perhaps this spring was enough to convince Tennessee coaches that they would need more help at wide receiver in the very near future.

After seeing a young and inexperienced group over the past two months, coach Butch Jones and wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni headed to Blinn (Tex.) Community College over the weekend and landed receiver Kameel Jackson for the class of 2014, multiple recruiting services have reported.

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