Vols eye quick lineman

When a 6-4, 283-pounder covers 40 yards in 5.0 seconds flat, people notice ... especially if those people are college recruiters.

That's why offensive line prospect Lou Eliades of Ocean Township High School in Oakhurst, N.J., already has scholarship offers from 21 schools, including Tennessee. In the past month he's fielded offers from the Vols, Virginia, West Virginia, Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, Temple, Connecticut, and verbal offers from Duke, Penn State and Notre Dame.

These schools join a bandwagon that already included Miami, Syracuse, Michigan State, Rutgers, Indiana, South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt and Boston College.

Eliades just returned from the Virginia camp. He plans to attend Virginia Tech's camp July 9th, then visit Connecticut and revisit Syracuse before the summer ends.

An All-Monmouth County pick as a junior last fall, Eliades would be a nice get for a Tennessee squad that projects to lose Cody Douglas, Albert Toeaina and Richie Gandy off the 2005 O-line, plus Arron Sears, Rob Smith and David Ligon off the 2006 line.

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