Vols first to the table for Mouhon

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In the 2012 class it was four-star wide receiver Jason Croom that inked with Tennessee, in the 2013 class the Volunteers are hard after four-star running back Alvin Kamara and in 2014 the Vols are after several more Norcross (Ga.) High School prospects.

The Vols have already offered three juniors from Norcross, Ga., including three-star running back Myles Autry, three-star defensive end prospect Lorenzo Carter and most recently were first at the table for middle linebacker Kevin Mouhon.

"It always feels good to get that first offer and that was Tennessee," Mouhon told InsideTennessee.com. "You always favor the team that offered first a little bit because they made the first move. That means a lot to me."

Since Mouhon snagged his first offer from the Vols and soon after racked up offers from Florida State, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Penn State and Wake Forest. Luckily for Tennessee, he is already very familiar with the coaching staff on Rocky Top.

"I know a lot about the staff at Tennessee," he said. "My old teammate Jason Croom is there and my brother (Silverberry Mouhon) actually plays at Cincinnati and was recruited by Coach Jones. My brother put in a good word for me before the staff left to Tennessee too. I think that probably helped."

The 6-foot-2, 215 pounder racked up 152 total tackles, five sacks, two interceptions, and one defensive touchdown as a junior. He and Carter both plan to visit Tennessee over the summer.

"They actually offered my teammate Lorenzo Carter too," Mouhon said. "We haven't taken any visits yet, but we talked about going to Tennessee this summer for a camp."

Mouhon, who claims 4.7 40-yard dash speed, has already consulted teammate and Under Armour All-American Alvin Kamara about negotiating the recruiting process.

"I talked to (Kamara) a little bit about the process," he said. "He just told me to stay humble and take things one-step at a time. He said it will feel like you are getting bombarded, but just to enjoy everything. He said I am a special player and to have fun with it."

Mouhon will also reach out to Tennessee sophomore tight end Jason Croom to get his feelings on the new staff and his experience thus far in the Orange & White.

"I haven't reached out to (Croom) yet, but I am going to soon," he said. "I am still just kind of soaking everything in after I have gotten all these offers."

Mouhon, Carter, Autry and Kamara are all fresh off a 15-0 2012 campaign and a Georgia State Class AAAAAA Championship after rallying from a 14-3 fourth-quarter score to defeat Lovejoy (Ga.) High School by a score of 21-14.

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