Roland Martin Reverses Direction

It's tough to name the best prospect among UT's remaining high-priority recruiting targets, but at 6-6, 335, Roland Martin, of Harper High School in Chicago, Ill, is clearly the biggest and potentially the most valuable.

A Tennessee offense that is attempting to rebuild it's line and reestablish it's ground game needs someone of Martin's considerable dimensions and talents in the mix next fall. The nation's No. 5 rated offensive linemen was scheduled to make his official visit this weekend, but the latest word indicates that he will be in Norman, Okla., while his UT visit will be pushed to later this month. Roland Martin is also apparently entertaining the notion of visiting Nebraska which had reestablish contact since the hiring of head coach Bill Callahan. He's already visited Michigan State and doesn't currently list a favorite.

The good news is that Martin's decision to switch his visit schedule may give UT the last chance to make the best impression. It also appears he will be accompanied to Knoxville by his mother which is always a good sign. She apparently will not take the trip to Oklahoma this weekend.

Stay tuned for further developments on this coveted prospect.

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