Recruiting is all about building relationships.
In building relationships it's all about earning trust and respect from the prospect and his parents.
Lane Kiffin and staff appears to be as good or better than most when it comes to earning some of the top prospects respect.
One of Camp Kiffin's biggest surprises two weeks ago was late comer Chase Rettig. A strong armed quarterback from California, who had flight trouble getting to Knoxville.
"It was a good camp," Rettig told InsideTennessee.com Monday night. "It was a lot of fun. I got there late, but I felt I did pretty good. I got a few reps in."
Rettig's camp experience isn't his only trip to Knoxville. The talented signal caller made a trip to the University of Tennessee in the spring, where he got the opportunity to spend a lot of time with several of the Volunteer coaches.
"I spent a lot of time getting to know Coach (Jim) Chaney and Coach Reaves," Rettig explained. "I got the chance to see the offense up close and it was a great visit, that's one of the main reasons I came back to camp."
While no offer has been extended so far, Rettig feels that things will clear up in the near future.
"They are telling me that they won't make any more decisions regarding the quarterback position until all their camps are over," Rettig said. "I think things will get a lot clearer after all the camps are finished."
Does Rettig have a favorite?
"I would have to say Tennessee," Rettig said. "It's such a good fit for me, the offense and I are a perfect fit. I have a stronger relationship with this coaching staff than anyone else."