Vols score big on recruiting trail

September, 14, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

It wasn't all bad for Tennessee last weekend.

The 19-15 home loss to UCLA served as an ominous reminder that the Vols aren't ready to take on the world like some of their fans suggested coming out of the 63-7 destruction of Western Kentucky to open the season.

But this is a staff that never stops recruiting, and the Vols landed three huge commitments on the heels of their disappointing loss to the Bruins -- all three ESPNU 150 prospects.

Defensive linemen Corey Miller and Brandon Willis, teammates on the powerful Byrnes High team in Duncan, S.C., started the Big Orange spree by informing the coaches that they would be Vols. Miller, an Under Armour All-America defensive end, had been previously committed to Florida State.

The third player to cast his lot with Tennessee was receiver/athlete DeMarco Cobbs of Tulsa, Okla., another Under Armour All-American. Cobbs had the likes of Florida, Georgia, LSU and Oklahoma chasing him.

Tennessee now has 21 commitments for the 2010 class and is well on its way to a second straight nationally rated class under Lane Kiffin.

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