Sep 21, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers mascot Smokey before the game against the Florida Gators during the first quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Vols Use Interesting Tactic To Recruit Kahlil McKenzie


Tennessee is hoping that the best way to nab a top recruit is through his parents.

To help celebrate the 25th anniversary of stud defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie’s parents — his dad is Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, a Tennessee alum — the Vols’ coaching staff sent the player a picture of a heart formed by Tennessee helmets; the “heart” surrounded a Vols jersey bearing the number “25.”



From the Times Free Press

Like many young quarterbacks around the country, JaVaughn Craig has watched episodes of Jon Gruden’s “Gruden’s QB Camp” on ESPN, where the former Super Bowl-winning coach and current Monday Night Football analyst interviews, critiques and instructs quarterbacks heading into the NFL draft.

The McCallie School quarterback, a rising junior, actually got to live out the television show last weekend.

Craig was on Tennessee’s campus last weekend for the Volunteers’ quarterback camp, and Gruden was in Knoxville for the weekend as second-year coach Butch Jones’s special guest and spoke to the team on Friday night before taking part in Saturday’s camp at Neyland Stadium.

Read more at the Times Free Press


From the Columbia Daily Herald

A herd of young girls got to work on their softball skills on Wednesday at Game Time with four former college players who all had a wealth of experience to offer.

Game Time held a softball camp for youngsters this week that was led by former Lady Volunteers Ivy Renfroe, Ashley Andrews and Columbia native Shelby Burchell.

Kayla Cole from Culleoka was also there to help instruct the little girls who were eager to learn the game and to get all of their gear signed by the college greats.

“What we do is we do a lot of hitting so we kind of put them in these little groups and we just go through and do more fundamental things with the hitting,” Andrews said. “A lot of these girls are really young. Basically right now we are trying to get them to swing hard and feel that.”

Read more at the Columbia Daily Herald

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