Two Ohio Juniors To Visit Vols

Tennessee has certainly stepped up their recruiting effort in the state of Ohio under head coach Derek Dooley. This weekend the Vols will entertain two of the top juniors in Ohio when they face off with Georgia. Ross Douglas and De'Niro Laster will both be making the trip to Knoxville this weekend.

Tennessee has made a recruiting decision to start concentrating more in Ohio, and that effort has paid off recently with commitments from Alden Hill and Corey Smith, both highly-rated prospects.

This weekend when the Vols host Georgia, two highly-ranked Ohio juniors will be on hand to watch the action.

Ross Douglas: Avon (OH). Junior athlete. Douglas currently holds offers from Connecticut, Minnesota and Tennessee, and is very high on the Vols. He can play either side of the football at cornerback or tailback, but the 5-foot-11, 180-pound, athlete is probably better suited for defensive back. He has been timed at 4.41 in the forty-yard dash, and has excelled this season at Avon. Douglas on receiving the Volunteer offer: "They told me last week they would be offering," he added. "To hear it in person is so amazing, and I know how much harder I have to work now. I'm very humbled that my first offer comes from the SEC, and it feels great. I think a lot of the Tennessee program, and the coaches are great."

De'Niro Laster: Shaker Heights (OH). Junior athlete. Laster is another very versatile player, and he is impressing at linebacker, wide receiver and tight end this season. He has great size (6-foot-2, 215-pounds) and has been timed at 4.55 in the forty-yard dash. He holds offers from Temple, Akron, Bowling Green, with serious interest from Duke, Ohio State and Michigan State. Laster's on visiting Tennessee: "I'm going down to the game with Ross (Douglas)," he stated. "I'm really looking forward to seeing Tennessee, and that's a program I have very high interest in. I would love to have an offer from Tennessee."

Stay with, as later this coming weekend we will have both player's reactions to their unofficial visit to Tennessee

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