One of Tennessee's top athletes got the opportunity to take in a Tennessee Volunteer spring practice and scrimmage here Saturday.
Nashville Ensworth star athlete Cory Batey came away from his trip to Rocky Top very impressed.
"I liked it a lot," Batey told InsideTennessee.com Sunday. "Tennessee really has a big family feel about it."
Batey got the chance to sit in on a position meeting with secondary coach Terry Joseph.
"Coach Joseph really is a great coach," Batey said. "He really seems to know what he is talking about. His chemistry with his players is great."
Batey really enjoyed the Vols scrimmage.
"I love how competitive it was," Batey said. "I love how everyone competed, how physical the scrimmage was."
Batey, a 6-foot-0, 185-pound athlete, is known for his speed. He ran a 4.41 in a December combine held by the DeVinner Foundation in which InsideTennessee.com attended.
According to Batey, he is being recruited by the Vols and other colleges to play defensive back at the next level. The two way athlete plays both wide out and defensive back for Ensworth. His junior season he had over 700 yards in receptions, 45 tackles and four touchdowns.
Batey was very impressed with the Tennessee campus.
"I like the campus a lot," Batey said. "Their student academic center is very impressive."
Where does Tennessee stand with the Nashville athlete?
"They are definitely my favorite," Batey said. "Hopefully I will get an offer from them."
Another connection Batey has with the Vols is his cousin J.J. McCleskey, who played Tennessee in the early 90's. McCleskey played eight years in the NFL before retiring.