InsideTennessee Recruiting Mailbag

Welcome to another week of the InsideTennessee Recruiting Mailbag. This is a weekly feature where our subscribers ask the questions and our experts give them the answers on anything in regards to the University of Tennessee Football Recruiting efforts.

Who do you think will be our next commit? What are our chances with Taylor and Deloach ? They say that they want to play college ball at the same place.

James' Answer: Things will be very slow and deliberate by this coaching staff on taking commitments this spring. One might happen at their next junior day and one or two might occur at the Spring Football Game. Not sure who those might be. I think Tennessee is in it with both Taylor and DeLoach but it will definitely will be a battle with the likes of Auburn and Georgia.

Hampton's Answer: There is not anybody who is close to committing that I've heard so I'm not sure. I think UGA will be tough to beat out in the end for that duo, but we have a decent chance.

Do you think we get a commitment from Kimbrow?

James' Answer: Yes I do, could come during the Army All-American game.

Hampton's Answer: Yes, but it won't be for a while. I don't expect it until close to NSD.

Which Vol Coach(s) are recruiting Taylor & Deloach?

James' Answer: Tennessee utilizes the team approach to recruiting with most of its prospects, I would say Thompson, Wilcox and Terry Joseph.

Hampton's Answer: It seems like Thompson and Wilcox are the main 2.

Do you guys feel the change in the air? It seems that Dooley and company have us on the minds of many of the best of 2012 recruits. Am I wrong in feeling that we are further ahead in perception than reality but the right perception leads to good realities?

James' Answer: The way Derek Dooley is promoting the Vol For Life for program and succeeding in life, not just on the football field, is helping tremendously. He is a man of high character and it shows to the prospects and their parents. Yes I think Tennessee's status is definitely improved with prospects all across the country.

Hampton's Answer: I think we are in really good shape in reality. No doubt we have the perception of an up and coming program and of a very family oriented coaching staff.

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