One of those pipelines is going right through the town of Calhoun.
Derek Dooley pulled of a recruiting coup upon his arrival by snagging Da'Rick Rogers and Nash Nance from the town. There appears to be another Calhoun athlete that is liking Dooley's Vols.
Linebacker Alex Kirby took in Tennessee's Junior Day and came away very impressed.
"I had heard so much about Tennessee," Kirby told InsideTennessee.com. "I didn't think it could be that good, but it was great, a lot better than I expected it to be."
Kirby, a 6-foot-0, 205-pound linebacker ended his junior season with over 160 tackles, four sacks and over 20 tackles for losses.
One thing that definitely made an impression on Kirby was Tennessee's Athletic facilities.
"When I first saw them I liked it" Kirby said. "Then they showed me the plans for the new additions, I was simply amazed."
Apparently Tennessee coaches had already did their homework on Kirby.
"They knew everything about me," Kirby said. "They cared about me the person instead of just a football player. I was very impressed with the UT coaching staff."
Kirby has been friends with Nance for sometime, he knew Tennessee was going to be nice.
"Nash really loves it there," Kirby said. "He is always talking about how great things are at Tennessee."
Kirby plans on attending summer camp in Knoxville and plans on taking several unofficial visits there.
While Kirby has no offers yet, he is receiving interest from several schools.
"Tennessee really seemed like they were very interested in me," Kirby said. "An offer from them would be great."