From the Times Free Press
Most of them were up much earlier than summer vacation should require. But the early-morning start, the heat or the three hours of agility drills and sprints weren’t enough to create a single complaint from the 120-plus kids who participated in the second annual Eric Berry football camp at Boyd-Buchanan on Friday.
From the Tennessean
The stakes are high. The money is there. The competition is fiercer than ever.
Tennessee’s football recruiting office, along with perhaps dozens of other programs, is re-imagining its role and rebuilding in the image of an NFL personnel office focused more on breaking down film and scouting prospects than administrative paperwork.
“The trend is to hire a personnel guy,” said Bob Welton, “and then let him run the recruiting office.”
From Go Vols Xtra
Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes made the cut Sunday when the USA Basketball men’s junior national team committee announced 16 finalists for this summer’s U19 team.
A total of 26 players have been vying for 12 roster spots since Friday at the Men’s U19 World Championship team training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The final four roster cuts will be announced in the next few days, and the 12-member junior national team will compete in the FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic, June 27 to July 7.
Tennessee guard Jordan McRae will not rest on his laurels.
Coming off a year during which he earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors and serious player-of-the-year consideration, McRae is taking his game all the way back to the basics this summer. Though national basketball media considered him among the most improved players in Division I last season after he increased his scoring average from 8.6 as a sophomore to 15.7, McRae is taking his responsibility as a senior leader to heart. And his leadership starts with his own game.
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