Vols snag JUCO wide receiver

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The Tennessee Vols added their eighth commitment of the 2013 class when junior college wide receiver Kris Comas pulled the trigger in favor of the Vols.

Comas, a 6-foot-1, 170-pounder, got a visit from wide receivers coach Darin Hinshaw at practice and was ready to commit to Tennessee and did so on the phone with Derek Dooley.

"Tennessee came to my practice last week and I talked to coach Hinshaw," Comas said. "He broke Tennessee down for me and gave me a bunch of information and I was ecstatic about everything. Then later I told coach Hinshaw I wanted to commit and he had me get on the phone with coach Dooley and tell him."

The Santa Monica Community College wide out racked up 39 receptions for 640 yards and 11 touchdowns during his freshman season after failing to qualify out of Santa Monica (Calif.) High School.

Recruiting coordinator Darin Hinshaw hopped a flight to California and came home with a wide receiver to coach in Comas.
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Santa Monica Community College has produced a load NFL wide receivers including Isaac Bruce, Steve Smith and Chad Ochocinco. Comas said that the distance to Tennessee was a major selling point in his commitment.

"I wanted to get as far away from California as I could," Comas said. "Coach Hinshaw also told me that a lot of his receivers would probably go to the draft after next season and I would have a chance to play right away."

The Southeastern was also a big-time factor in Comas' recruitment to Rocky Top.

"The SEC was huge for me," he said. "Playing over there is almost like playing in the NFL. There are a lot of big-name players in the SEC and great competition."

"I am just so excited to get to Tennessee and see what everything is like. I am going to camp with them this summer for sure."

Comas also had offers from Idaho, Nevada, Purdue and UNLV. He describes himself as a speedster, with 4.4 40-yard dash speed, similar to Mike Wallace.

"I am quick and versatile," he said. "I can get away from the defender and go out and catch the ball. I am like a Mike Wallace receiver. My routes can still be a little bit better, and I am trying to work on that."

Comas will have three years to play three seasons in Division I college football, as he plans to redshirt this coming fall.

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Chris Price is a staff writer for InsideTennessee.com. He was previously an intern for the site for two years before graduating from the University of Tennessee. He joined the InsideTennessee team in 2009.

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