Coach Phil Fulmer and the Vols are banking on a full house and the allure that is Notre Dame, to make for a tremendous afternoon of excitement on the banks of the Tennessee River. Truth be known though, the Fighting Irish football program is a mess. They have dropped their last two home contests to Purdue 41-16 and Boston College 24-23. Furthermore, the Irish received zero votes in last week's Associated Press Top 25 Poll. Zero votes in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 Poll. The alternate top story on the school's official website hails Regis Philbin's arrival at the team luncheon on October 22nd. Will recruits buy into all of this excitement? We'll see.
Another coach who is dialing in on Florida's early verbals is North Carolina State's Chuck Amato. He has contacted Vladimir Richard and Gerald Williams hoping to get into the former Florida verbals sweepstakes, as well.
Regardless, of your feelings toward Coach Ron Zook and staff every Florida fan will be pulling for them to keep these prized recruits with an eye toward Gainesville.