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Jerome Dews is 17th commitment, 3rd linebacker in potential 2014 Tennessee class


KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — It took about 48 hours, but Maryland linebacker prospect Jerome Dews is officially on The List.

Dews talked of his commitment in great detail with the Washington Post, but the recruiting sites held off on adding him to the Vols’ commitment list. Why? It’s not unheard of for a team to take a lightly recruited two-star player late in the process. It is somewhat unusual for a team to take that commitment in June.

Jerome Dews (photo courtesy KNS partner 247Sports)

But the Vols do need linebackers as much or more than any other position, so Dews’ commitment is unlikely to spook any other player the Vols could be recruiting.

Also, it’s likely that there will be shuffling on the Vols’ commitment list between now and February. If UT does much better or worse than expected in 2013, some recruiting doors could open or close accordingly.


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Mapping Tennessee’s 2013 signing class: Players hail from Knoxville to California

geomidpoint1.pngKNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Brett Kendrick and Josh Smith can get to Neyland Stadium in a few minutes. For Woody Quinn, the trip is about 2,000 miles.

Tennessee‘s 2013 signing class illustrates the recruiting challenges and opportunities of UT’s geographic base.

We charted the hometowns and high schools for each of the 21 players in Butch Jones’ first signing class with the Vols. You can’t draw any broad conclusions from one class — especially one that was hurriedly put together by a new coaching staff. If you’d like to check out some historical data, check out the recruiting package I wrote last month.

You can play with the map here.

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