Top Florida wide out has offer from Vols

With the last two recruiting classes at the University of Tennessee, the Volunteers appear to be headed back to the days of Wide Receiver U. One of Florida's top athletes and wide outs Chris Black is holding a Tennessee offer. Go "Inside" for the latest on his recruitment.

With the last two recruiting classes at the University of Tennessee, the Volunteers appear to be headed back to the days of Wide Receiver U.

It appears that Derek Dooley and his coaching staff doesn't plan on stopping recruiting the best receivers in the nation either.

One of Florida's top athletes and wide outs Chris Black is holding a Tennessee offer.

"I have offers from Florida, FSU, Georgia, Miami, Tennessee, South Carolina and Alabama to name a few," Black recently told InsideTennessee.com. "I have interest in Tennessee, I haven't heard as much from them as I have some of the others, but I'm to Tennessee."

One thing that intrigues Black about Tennessee is his desire to play in the top conference in the country.

"No doubt about it, I want to play in the SEC," Black said. "Tennessee is a school with a lot of tradition."

Black was named First Team All-First Coast WR by Florida Times-Union. He finished his junior season with 990 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns. He says he can bench 250-pounds and claims a 36-inch vertical jump.

Black hopes to major in sports medicine or psychical therapy and reports a 2.9 core GPA. He is taking the SAT for the first time in April.

"I can make plays. I run creative routes and am very elusive after the catch. I'm a good deep threat too and I can turn a short 10-yard pass into something much more.

"I want to get stronger. And I'm still working on my route-running and footwork."


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