A Perfect Pair, A Perfect Match

It's all about finding that perfect match. High School and Junior College prospects are looking for that college coach that they can trust to get them to the next level. Ed Orgeron and Tennessee are looking for that perfect lineman that can help the Vols to future championships; they may have found that perfect match in Mississippi Gulf Coast defensive tackle James Carmon.

It's all about finding that perfect match.

High School and Junior College prospects are looking for that college coach that they can trust to get them to the next level.

College coaches are looking for that perfect match, finding that player will help them win championships.

New Tennessee recruiting coordinator, assistant head coach Ed Orgeron is noted as one of the best defensive line coaches in the country. He earned that reputation at USC; he continued to tutor defensemen at Ole Miss and coached that position in the NFL last year at the New Orleans Saints.

Orgeron is looking for that perfect lineman that can help the Vols to future championships; he may have found that perfect match in Mississippi Gulf Coast defensive tackle James Carmon.

InsideTennessee.com caught up with Carmon Monday night to get his thoughts on the University of Tennessee and Coach Orgeron.

"Tennessee is my first choice right now, they are definitely my early favorite," Carmon said. "I have a lot of interest in Tennessee; they are building a program that will win a lot of national championships."

Carmon, a Pre-Season Junior College All-American and Scout.com four star prospect is very impressed with Orgeron and his reputation.

"I love his energy and enthusiasm," Carmon said. "He is definitely someone that can help me reach my goals of getting to the NFL. He is the type of coach I would love to play for."

Both Orgeron and Carmon appear to have the same goals.

"Coach O wants me to come in and start right away and to take Tennessee's defense to the next level," Carmon said. "I want to start for Tennessee and with his help get to the next level of my career. He has coached so many great defensive linemen that are now in the NFL."

Currently Carmon, who is 6-foot-7 and 370-pounds and runs a 5.2 forty, has official offers from Tennessee, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi, Ole Miss and Memphis.

Who makes up Carmon's top five favorites?

"Tennessee, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Alabama and LSU in that order," Carmon said. "I will graduate in December and enroll at the school of my choice in January. I'm looking forward to taking a visit to Knoxville; I want to see first hand what Tennessee has to offer."


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