Crompton Cops Honors

Tennessee had a parade of all-Americans pledge their services on Saturday at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, and two days later the Vols learn they have at least one Parade All-American in quarterback Jonathan Crompton of Waynesville, N.C.

As a senior at Tuscola High School last fall, Crompton had a standout season, completing 121 of 223 pass attempts for 2,447 yards and 22 touchdowns with only five interceptions. He also ran for 735 yards and 14 touchdowns in 93 carries an average of 7.9 yards per run. He also played on safety on defense recording a remarkable 147 tackles with three interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.

Additionally, Crompton handled punting duties for Tuscola and averaged 45 yards per kick. He led his team to the Class-3A state playoffs and was named to the North Carolina squad that played in the annual Carolina Shrine Bowl. In that high profile contest, Crompton passed for 121 yards in the fourth quarter of a 35-21 setback.

Being named to the prestigious Parade All-American team was the second honor Crompton collected in three days. On Thursday at the awards banquet in San Antonio he was given "The Army of One" award which recognizes athletic achievements, academic standards and community service work. Crompton, who sat at the dais with Barry Sanders and other sports celebrities was presented the award by an Army General.

Crompton will be the fifth Parade All-American quarterback the Vols have signed since 1991, joining Heath Shuler, Peyton Manning, Tee Martin and James Banks.

He is big part of a Tennessee class of 21 commitments currently ranked No. 1 in college football by

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