Versatile lineman

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Today's sports quiz: Where does a 6-foot-5, 330-pounder play?

Answer: Anywhere he wants to.

That's pretty much the deal for Terronne Prescod of Columbia High School in Decatur, Ga. The massive young football prospect literally can play anywhere he wants to along the line of scrimmage ... and generally does.

"I play everything — guard, tackle, center, D-tackle," he said during a recent visit to Knoxville for Tennessee's Family Day. "I think my best position is offensive guard. Either left or right, doesn't matter to me."

Prescod and his parents were moved by the immediate bond they felt with Tennessee's players, former players and coaches, along with the other prospects and their families.

"It felt good," the young man said. "It made me feel like I was in a family."

Asked how much the close-knit atmosphere meant to him, he replied: "It's very important. I don't want to feel like I'm a stranger or an outsider to a school."

As impressed as Terronne was with Family Day, his parents were even more so.

"They really liked it," he said. "They want me to come back again."

Like many visiting prospects, Prescod was blown away by Tennessee's facilities, especially the Neyland-Thompson indoor complex.

"The facilities stood out," he said. "It's the biggest indoor facility I've seen so far."

Prescod thoroughly enjoyed watching Tennessee's practice/scrimmage. He was especially impressed with the dedication of the players.

"They're real hard workers," he said. "They listen."

Actually, the Vols had no choice but to listen. Head coach Butch Jones bellowed out comments and instructions via a hand-held loud-speaker throughout the practice session.

This thoroughly amused Prescod, who smiled as he noted: "The coach wants them to do exactly what he says to do."

The massive young prospect said the Vols are "still evaluating" him but that he has firm scholarship offers from Virginia, Ole Miss, Georgia State and Lafayette. His next campus visit will be Auburn, which he said is "coming close to an offer."

Most high school linemen do so little pass blocking that they must start from scratch learning it in college. That is not the case for Prescod, who said his team has a "multiple offense," throwing and running "half and half."

Although he uses his heft to great advantage in run blocking, Prescod believes he's even better at protecting the quarterback.

"I bring power, I bring aggression," he said. "I can move real good. Pass protection is the best part of me."

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