RECRUITING BOARD: The home stretch

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Vonn Bell
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 2 safety
Hometown:
Ooltewah, Tenn.
Measurables:
6-foot, 190 lbs.
Competition:
Alabama, Ohio State
Notes:
Bell is without a doubt Tennessee's No. 1 target in the 2013 class. With a struggling secondary, Bell can provide immediate help the Vols are desperate for in the back end.

Carl Lawson
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 7 defensive end
Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.
Measurables:
6-foot-2, 255 lbs.
Competition:
Auburn, Georgia Tech, Clemson
Notes:
Lawson could be a huge difference maker for the Vols defense. He has the size and skill set that is perfect for the 4-3 that Tennessee will be getting back to in 2013. It will be tough to beat Auburn though.

Tyler Boyd
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 12 safety
Hometown:
Clairton, Penn.
Measurables:
6-foot-1, 175 lbs.
Competition:
Pittsburgh
Notes:
While Boyd might be ranked as a safety by FOX Sports NEXT, Tennessee is after him as a wide receiver. He is a long shot at this point as he has been committed to Pitt since the Army All American game earlier this year.

Josh Dobbs
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 12 quarterback
Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.
Measurables:
6-foot-3, 190 lbs.
Competition:
Arizona State
Notes:
It has become increasingly evident that the Tennessee coaching staff under Butch Jones isn't as comfortable as the previous staff with having just three scholarship quarterbacks. The Vols rolled out the red carpet for Dobbs on his official visit. Could he join Riley Ferguson?

E.J. Levenberry
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 13 outside linebacker
Hometown:
Woodbridge, Va.
Measurables:
6-foot-3, 220 lbs.
Competition:
Florida State
Notes:
Levenberry is at a definitely position of need. Luckily for Butch Jones and company there has been a load of turnover on Jimbo Fisher's staff. The Vols will get the last word with an official visit. Can they flip the four-star stud?

Trey Johnson
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 16 outside linebacker
Hometown:
Lawrenceville, Ga.
Measurables:
6-foot-2, 220 lbs.
Competition:
Ohio State
Notes:
Again, Johnson is at a position of need. And again Tennessee will get the last word with an official visit, but it isn't easy to turn down Urban Meyer. He would certainly be a lot closer to home in Knoxville than Columbus.

Davin Bellamy
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 27 defensive end
Hometown:
Chamblee, Ga.
Measurables:
6-foot-5, 225 lbs.
Competition:
Georgia, Florida State, Oregon
Notes:
Bellamy is one of those types that loves whoever he visited last. Unfortunately, fot Tennessee he has visited Georgia and will visit Oregon after his official to Knoxville. Luckily Tennessee coaches met with him recently. Will they still be fresh in his mind come signing day?

Jonathan Ford
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 35 running back
Hometown:
New Hope, Ala.
Measurables:
5-foot-11, 200 lbs.
Competition:
Auburn, Georgia
Notes:
Tennessee has been in it with several high-profile running backs in the 2013 class such as Derrick Green and Derrick Henry, but Ford looks to be their last shot at an immediate contributor. Tennessee looks to have a slight lead in this one and it would be upsetting for fans, to say the least, if they strike out at running back.

George Adeosun
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 55 offensive tackle
Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.
Measurables:
6-foot-6, 310 lbs.
Competition:
Arizona State, Oklahoma
Notes:
A teammate of quarterback target Josh Dobbs, it looks as the two will be a package deal. Luckily for Tennessee, it looks as though they are still looking to add an offensive tackle. Adeosun could be the answer down the stretch if Tennessee doesn't have any one else on the line.

Jaylen Miller
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 78 defensive end
Hometown:
Gaffney, S.C.
Measurables:
6-foot-2, 260 lbs.
Competition:
Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, N.C. State
Notes:
All signs point to an Orange signature on Feb. 6 in this one. Miller was in Knoxville two times on back-to-back weekends for visits and brought his family back to check out what is likely his future home. While he says he won't announce till signing day this one sounds as though it is over.

Malik Brown
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 158 defensive end
Hometown:
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Measurables:
6-foot-3, 215 lbs.
Competition:
Syracuse
Notes:
Brown attends William T. Dwyer High School former home of current Volunteer Curt Maggitt. Brown may not have the star power of other prospects, but he had a big senior year and has a ton of potential at the next level after a year or two in a college program. He would be a great snag on signing day if they are able to flip him from Syracuse.


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