Now that UT has been cleared of all wrong-doing in the case, Tennessee no longer is operating under the handicap of an NCAA investigation. The disappearance of this dark cloud should help Phil Fulmer & Company in the weeks ahead. And, now that Fulmer knows the NCAA won't be taking away any more scholarships, he can be a little more aggressive on the recruiting trail.
Bottom line: Resolution of the Martin case doesn't mean UT will suddenly get everyone it wants, but it should bolster a recruiting year that has been lagging a bit. There are still some quality prospects out there, and the Vols should start reeling in some of them pretty soon.