Dual-threat QB likes UT

A dual-threat quarterback is looking strongly at the University of Tennessee.

Derek Pegues is a 5-11, 190-pounder from South Panola High School of Batesville, Miss. He rushed for 1,500 yards and passed for another 1,100 last fall as a junior. He also accounted for 44 touchdowns.

''I've already gotten offers from Ole Miss and Mississippi State,'' Pegues told Scott Kennedy of TheInsiders.com. ''Tennessee was my favorite team growing up. Right now I like LSU, Tennessee, Miami, Florida, and Auburn.''

Pegues says he has clocked a 10.7 time in the 100 meters. With that kind of speed, he could play a number of positions at the collegiate level. At 5-11, though, he might be a tad short to play quarterback in college.

Condredge Holloway was the last Vol QB under 6-feet tall who enjoyed significant success. UT signed 5-10 Jeremy Bates to back up Peyton Manning in the mid-1990s but Bates transferred after just one year with the program.

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