Entrance for 'Gate 21' — Vol. CLXXII

InsideTennessee staff members Maria Cornelius, Cory Gunkel, Randy Moore and Danny Parker combined to put together this 3,000-plus-word installment of "Gate 21" for its site members. From recruiting to team news, sign in or subscribe now to get educated on what's going on in Big Orange Country.

What elite prospects placed the Vols in their list of top schools at The Opening in Oregon this week?

What did a Scout five-star class of 2017 center and Tennessee target say he's looking for the most in a school?

What area of the linebacking corps did linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen say he was impressed with this spring?

What's the latest status on Lady Vol Diamond DeShields?

What player did Rick Barnes say has put in the most work in the gym this summer?

Answers to these and several other questions revolving around Tennessee athletics are answered in the 172nd volume of "Gate 21" in InsideTennessee's member-only forum, VolChat.

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