Knoxville's Tait competes with best DL

Locating local standout Zac Tait of Knoxville wasn't the easiest thing to do Monday at the University of Tennessee offensive/defensive linemen camp. Tait ran with the defensive linemen during drills, that group was perhaps the most talented position in attendance in Knoxville. Go inside to see what Tait had to say about his UT Camp experience.

Locating local standout Zac Tait of Knoxville wasn't the easiest thing to do Monday at the University of Tennessee offensive/defensive linemen camp.

Tait ran with the defensive linemen during drills, that group was perhaps the most talented position in attendance in Knoxville.

With four and five star players, Tait got a little overlooked.

"I wasn't with the first group," Tait told InsideTennessee.com "There was a lot of great athletes at this camp."

Did Tait get an offer from his efforts Monday?

"No they didn't offer me," Tait said. "They told me they were going to evaluate the film and see where I end up."

Tait also cleared something up about his recruitment.

"Many think I'm automatically a lock to UT if they offer," Tait said. "That's not the case. I have several other schools recruiting me. To me UT is just another school recruiting me. It's not crucial for me to stay home, I have never been a home town hero or anything."

Tait was impressed by the intensity of the new coaching staff and how they ran their camp.

"It's definitely different than in the past," Tait said. "It's all about competing at your highest level. Over the last few years it was very laid back and about walking through stuff, they didn't allow walking around in this camp."

Tait currently has offers from New Mexico and Colorado and expects more.

"My knee is healthy," Tait said. "I got a little sore the other day, but we did a lot running, I strained it a little."

Tait also feels that the new coaching staff has the program headed in the right direction.

"I won't be shocked if this team is playing for SEC and National Championships in a couple of years," Tait said. "This coaching staff energy level is amazing."


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