For one Tennessee High School prospect, getting an invitation to UT's Junior Day February 26th was like a dream come true.
Riverside High School middle linebacker Nat Parham from Decaturville, Tennessee grew up a big Vol fan. Getting the chance to learn more about the Orange and White was an opportunity to good to pass up.
"I will definitely be there for their junior day," said an excited Parham. "Yes sir, I'm a big UT fan, I have grew up in Orange and White."
Parham, a 6-foot-0, 205-pound athlete plays middle linebacker for his school, states he has a love hitting the quarterback. While unsure of his stats last season, Parham is expected to be one of the top prospects in the state in 2011.
Parham got the chance to take in a UT game, getting the chance to attend the Music City Bowl game against North Carolina.
"We got robbed in that game," Parham stated. "I really thought we dominated that game and should have won it."
Parham is also impressed with the direction of the UT Football Program.
"I really like what Coach Derek Dooley is bringing back to the program," Parham said. "I like that he is a man of high character. He is the type of guy that I would love to play for."
"I definitely want to play in the SEC," Parham said. "There is no doubt Tennessee is my favorite."