UT trying to nab a Gator

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Thus far, Tennessee Volunteer head coach Butch Jones and his staff hasn't had to flip a single one of their 11 commitments in the 2014 class, but they are looking to change that.

Three-star offensive guard and Florida Gator commitment Travaris Dorsey was in Neyland Stadium for the Orange & White game and was thoroughly impressed by the crowd turnout of over 61,000 Vol fans.

"It was really good," Dorsey said of the visit. "There was a ton of people in there. I think there were 61,000 people in here. That is a lot of people for a spring game. The atmosphere was great in there."

The Jacksonville, Fla., native may be committed to the state school, but he does have an Orange & White connection in the form of redshirt freshman linebacker Kenny Bynum who was Dorsey's teammate at William M. Raines (Fla.) High School.

Dorsey was teammates at Raines (Fla.) High with current Vol linebacker Kenny Bynum (pictured).
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"The fans are a big part of my interest in Tennessee," he said. "My boy Kenny was talking to me about that and I definitely saw it up here today. He wasn't lying."

The 6-foot-3, 293-pounder is being recruited by wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni who has experience recruiting the Florida area after spending a year on staff with the Gators in the same capacity.

"I have been getting to know the new staff right now," Dorsey said. "Coach Z has been talking with me, but I am still getting to know everyone. The last staff was recruiting me pretty hard before they all got fired."

Dorsey, who is FOX Sports NEXT's No. 21 offensive guard in the 2014 class, says he is just trying to explore some other spots and keep his options open.

"Early playing time isn't really that important to me," he said. "Everyone has to work for their time. Relationships with the coaches are pretty important to me. I am just trying to take visits and see what's out there.

"Tennessee is a nice school. I was pretty impressed today."

Dorsey also has offers from North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Louisville.

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