It appears that one SEC school has overtaken an ACC school for the lead for one Georgia safety.
Valdosta safety Geraldo Orta confirmed with InsideTennessee.com Tuesday night that he has a new leader for his services.
"Tennessee is my new number one," Orta said. "The Vols were my first offer. I decided about a week ago that they are my new number one."
It appears that the Vols coaching staff is a major reason that Orta put the Vols ahead of his former No. 1, Clemson.
"We talk all the time," Orta said. "Coach Russell and I talk all the time. I really like Coach Dooley a lot, also. He really wants to win now even though he may not have the talent to do so. I like my secondary coach Terry Joseph a lot, also. He makes me feel really comfortable."
Although Orta has yet to see Rocky Top, the talented Scout.com three-star safety plans on solving that issue soon.
"I'm hoping to go to a game in November and take an unofficial visit to Tennessee," Orta said. "I will most definitely take one of my official visits to Rocky Top."
Orta, a 6-foot, 182-pound defensive back, is being recruited by the Vols to play safety.