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Butch Jones faces 1st off-field incident of his tenure after 9 Vols arrested or cited Sunday

The apartment complex where Knox County Sheriff’s deputies arrested or cited 25 people on Feb. 9, 2014. (photo by Evan Woodbery)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee coach Butch Jones learned on Sunday that not only were nine of his current players arrested or cited, but that some of his most trusted and experienced players were included on the list.

News Sentinel subscribers can read the full report of Sunday’s incident here.

Jones and his staff have likely spent the last 24 hours weighing how to react. After all, most of the players swept up in the massive police presence at Quarry Trail apartments were likely the victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Underage consumption of alcohol, while illegal, is something so common on college campuses as to barely register notice.

Allegations against A.J. Johnson and Danny O’Brien, as well as former player Dontavis Sapp, are more serious. But we don’t have any track record for how Jones handles off-the-field disciplinary matters, as this is believed to be the first arrest of his tenure.

Here’s the tally of the 12 current or former members of the Tennessee football team who were arrested or cited:

Current players


LB A.J. Johnson: providing alcohol to underage persons; resisting arrest

DT Danny O’Brien: underage consumption of alcohol; resisting arrest; false impersonation


LB Curtis Maggitt: providing alcohol to underage persons

LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin: providing alcohol to underage persons

LB Jakob Johnson: providing alcohol to underage persons

OL Dontavius Blair: underage drinking

DL Dimarya Mixon: underage drinking

CB Justin Coleman: underage drinking

DL Malik Brown: underage drinking

Former players


Dontavis Sapp: providing alcohol to underage persons; resisting arrest

Isaac Mobley: underage drinking


Daniel Sola: underage drinking

A look at Tennessee’s recruiting class after adding its 32nd and 33rd members

Butch Jones

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — How does Butch Jones plan to squeeze still more players into this signing class?

See above.

The Vols added their 32nd and 33rd verbal commitments of the 2014 class over the weekend.

As a defensive tackle, Owen Williams fills an area of extreme need for Tennessee. And linebacker Jakob Johnson‘s rating will likely increase as he is evaluated by all the recruiting services.

Still, you can’t help but notice that for now the two new prospects are ranked 31st and 33rd in the 247Sports Composite ratings, which are based on all the major recruiting services.

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Makes you wonder if 30 really is the ironclad limit for this class. We’ll look into that idea in a blog post later this week.

If you’re on a mobile or tablet device and can’t view the charts, click here and here.

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Jakob Johnson, 3-star linebacker originally from Germany, verbally commits to Tennessee

Jakob Johnson (photo from 247Sports)

KNOXVILLE, TennesseeJakob Johnson, a linebacker from Florida who grew up in Germany, became the second player to verbally commit to Tennessee on Sunday.

Johnson, listed at 6-foot-3 and 233 pounds, plays at Jean Ribault High in Jacksonville, Fla. He also had offers from Wisconsin, UCF and others.

Earlier on Sunday the Vols added a commitment from junior college defensive tackle Owen Williams.

Johnson’s addition gives the Vols 33 verbal commitments in the 2014 class. Tennessee has 30 scholarships to offer, with five early enrollees counted against the 2013 class.

Johnson had played American football in Stuttgart, Germany, and moved to Florida for his senior year of football in the hopes of securing a college scholarship.