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Snagged a TE, QB, and Maybe a Star Wide Out

Yesterday and this morning held some good news for Vol fans who are frantic about recruiting. 

The Vols got a commitment from Juco Mychal Rivera, as he stated, “I’m a Tennessee Volunteer!”  Rivera is a 6’4” 230lbs 3-star tight end from Santa Clarita, CA.  He will fill a needed spot in this Tennessee offense next season behind Luke Stocker, as the other TE Brandon Warren was booted off of the team last season.

Elsewhere on the recruiting front, Vanderbilt commit Nash Nance changed his mind and has decided to become a Vol.  Nance is a 6’3” 200lb 2-star QB from Calhoun, GA.  This makes him the third quarterback pickup in this recruiting class for the Vols, which should make this spring full of some great competition.

Not to rag on Nance (if Chaney likes him, he must have potential), but the major reason the Vols are excited about this pickup is because he is great friends with Da’Rick Rogers, the #2 wide out in the nation.  No other school besides Tennessee has offered them both, but it is hoped that Rogers will now pick Tennessee over his Bulldogs in order to be on the same team as his buddy.

Rogers has decided that he will choose on National Signing Day, which should make for some great suspense for Vol fans.  The guy would be an amazing pickup for Dooley, there’s no doubt about that.

In other news, Tennessee still hasn’t grabbed a DC and with all signs pointing towards a pickup after NSD, I’d say it’s a safe bet at this time.  Steele’s name has popped up on Twitter again tonight, though nothing definite has been said.

Wes Rucker’s tweets (Click on numbers for links):

1. Hearing that Kevin Steele might still in the mix for #Vols DC job. Would be after signing day, though. I’m keeping an eye on it.

2. I do think the #Vols plan to announce a DC by late next week, and it will be a name we’ve discussed. Three people have told me this.

3. I caution all of you not to get too excited about this Steele thing. Could just be paranoia from Clemson people. But it’s out there.

Links for more information:

Mychal Rivera Rivals

Mychal Rivera Scout

Nash Nance Rivals

Nash Nance Scout

Da’Rick Rogers Rivals

Da’Rick Rogers Scout

Wes Rucker’s Twitter Page

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  1. January 28, 2010 at 7:01 PM

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