Vols score big on recruiting trail
September, 14, 2009
By ESPN.com staff | ESPN.com
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.
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State