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Darrington Sentimore

Three-star junior college prospect and former Alabama defensive lineman Darrington Sentimore signed as an early enrollee with Tennessee. With two years (redshirted 2009) under his belt at Alabama and coming off a productive season at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (39 tackles, seven sacks), Sentimore arrives in Knoxville with a résumé of a player set to contribute immediately.

Justin Meredith

Three-star tight end prospect and Anderson, S.C., native Justin Meredith signed as an early enrollee with Tennessee. Meredith is a tight end with wide receiver like hands. Anything within reach, he usually snatches out of the air. He can be flexed out like a wide receiver as well because of his size and athleticism. He is fluid and a real weapon inside the red zone. He stills needs to bulk up, add weight, and get stronger as a blocker. He is more of the hybrid tight end right now that is a better receiver. He has the toughness, just needs size.

Trent Taylor

Four-star defensive tackle and Lakeland, Fla. native Trent Taylor signed as an early enrollee with Tennessee. Taylor is a talented defensive end prospect who finished his junior season with 96 tackles, 13 for loss, and 15 sacks.

Cody Blanc

Three-star athlete and Knoxville, Tenn., native Cody Blanc signed as an early enrollee with Tennessee. Blanc totaled 1,993 yards and 20 touchdowns during his junior and senior seasons for the Central Bobcats.

Nathan Peterman

Three-star quarterback prospect and Jacksonville, Fla., native Nathan Peterman signed as an early enrollee with Tennessee. Peterman has gotten better and better over the past few years. He really stands tall in the pocket and he allows his receivers time to get open. He has shown the ability to scan the field, look off defenses, and not to focus on one receiver. He has a better than average arm, he throws with touch, and he is very mature. He still needs to become more consistent with his release and that will help his accuracy as well.

Alden Hill

Three-star running back prospect and Alliance, Ohio native Alden Hill signed as an early enrollee with Tennessee. During his prep career, Hill accumulated school records for career yards (4,912) and touchdowns (72), while averaging almost 8 yards per carry.

Jason Croom

Four-star wide receiver and Norcross, Ga. wide receiver Jason Croom has signed with the Tennessee Volunteers. Croom is a real weapon at wide receiver on the high school level. He could be used there or in a hybrid role in college. He has very good size, he is athletic, he is tough to jam at the line of scrimmage, and he can be a real weapon inside the red zone. He can still work on exploding off the line, being more explosive out of his cuts, and running more crisp routes. Overall, he is a offensive weapon with versatility.

Justin King

Three-star linebacker and Dunwoody, Ga. native Justin King has inked with Tennessee. The outside linebacker from Dunwoody, Ga., hasn't wavered once through his senior season or amidst the recruiting process in spite of still hearing from other schools and even though his team of choice, Tennessee, saw three of its four coaches on the defensive side of the ball head elsewhere.

Deion Bonner

Three-star defensive back and Columbus, Ga. native Deion Bonner has signed with Tennessee. Bonner snagged 9 interceptions and recorded 27 tackles in five games during his senior season after serving an eight game suspension.

Quenshaun Watson

Three-star running back and Athens, Ga. running back Quenshaun Watson has signed with Tennessee. Watson attended Derek Dooley's Clarke Central High School and was teammates with Tennessee offensive lineman Alan Posey.

LaTroy Lewis

Three-star defensive end and Akron, Ohio native LaTroy Lewis has signed with Tennessee. Lewis finished his junior season with 96 tackles and nine sacks. He says he can bench 240-pounds and has a 26-inch vertical jump.

George Bullock

Three-star kicker and Knoxville, Tenn. native George Bullock has signed with Tennessee. As a junior, Bullock was 35 of 38 kicking extra points and 7 of 16 kicking field goals. He also kicked the ball through the end zone on kickoffs 82 percent of the time.

Alton Howard

Three-star wide receiver and Orlando, Fla. native Alron Howard has signed with Tennessee. Howard is a talented wide receiver prospect who finished his junior season with 546 rushing yards and 1146 receiving and 23 Touchdowns.

Daniel Gray

Three-star defensive back and Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., native Daniel Gray has signed with Tennessee. Gray is one of the most talented cornerback prospects in south Florida for 2012, Gray has only been playing football for one season. He finished 2010 with two picks and three caused fumbles.

Danny O'Brien

Four-star defensive tackle and Flint, Mich., native Danny O'Brien has signed with the Tennessee Volunteers. O'Brien is a high intensity, high effort player with an outstanding motor. Plays tough and plays mean, and has excellent lateral agility and footwork to go with it. Light on his feet, and has a good variety of interior moves to beat offensive linemen with. Technically sound and good with his hands. The question is if he can carry enough weight to take on double teams and hold up against the run. Right now, he's more of a penetrator/disrupter.

Daniel McCullers

Junior college defensive end and three-star prospect Daniel McCullers has signed with the Tennessee Volunteers. McCullers is surprisingly nimble for as big as he is, McCullers is a space eating nose guard capable of pushing a center and guard straight backwards. He's not going to have the quickness to make a lot of plays laterally, but he makes it tough for defenses to go up the middle. Relatively effective in the passing game because of his good straight ahead push and long arms allow him to clog passing lanes up the middle.

LaDarrell McNeil

Four-star safety and Dallas, Texas native LaDarrell McNeil has signed with Tennessee. A long and rangy safety prospect who has been one of the best players on the field since a very young age. He is the defensive leader of his team and is a head-hunter from the safety position. He is very aggressive against the run and will deliver big blows to receivers attempting to go across the middle. Because of his size, length and speed he can cover a lot of ground as a safety.

Drae Bowles

Three-star wide receiver and Jackson, Tenn., native Drae Bowles has signed with Tennessee. As a junior at Jackson Christian School, Bowles posted an enormous junior year racking up 58 receptions and totaling over 1,100 yards receiving. His athletic ability also allowed him to play defense as an outside linebacker.

Cordarrelle Patterson

Five-star junior college wide receiver prospect Cordarrelle Patterson has signed with Tennessee. Patterson is a big, strong target who is a mismatch waiting to happen on the outside because of his ability to go over smaller receivers, Patterson has prototype size and leaping ability. He's a bully on the outside, and that's meant in a good way. He attacks defensive backs with the ball in his hands, and with his long strides, he's deceptively fast. His size and skill make him a difficult cover.

Davanté Bourque

Three-star running back prospect and Crawley, La. native Davanté Bourque has signed with Tennessee. Bourque finished his junior season with 221 carries for 2,326 yards and 40 touchdowns. He says he can bench 280-pounds and squat 390. Bourque hopes to major in sports medicine and reports a 2.9 core GPA.


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