California's Shreve newest QB on UT radar

What high school quarterback will the University of Tennessee coaching staff sign for its 2010 recruiting class. Several big names have chosen to go elsewhere, InsideTennessee.com is looking at several prospects that appear to be on the Volunteer's radar. Go inside to see what California QB Tyler Shreve had to say about Tennessee. If you're not a premium member you're missing out.

The University of Tennessee has already put up one billboard promoting new head coach Lane Kiffin and Eric Berry's campaign for the Heisman Trophy.

Could there be another billboard being planned as we speak?

Help Wanted, Quarterback needed for Recruiting Class of 2010. Everyone please apply.

The Vol coaching staff hasn't become that desperate yet, and things probably won't get that bad. One thing is for sure, the Vol coaching staff is searching from the East Coast to the West Coast in hopes of finding the right prospect.

One of the latest signal callers that is appearing on the UT radar is Redlands East Valley High School quarterback Tyler Shreve.

InsideTennessee.com caught up with Shreve on Monday evening to get his thoughts on the Tennessee Football program.

"I have spoken to the Tennessee coaches a few times," Shreve said. "I have a lot of interest in their program. I know that Coach Kiffin likes to throw the ball, I have kept up with him at Oakland and at USC."

Shreve currently has no official offers, but is receiving a lot of interest from Oregon, Colorado, Tennessee, Colorado State and Arizona State.

While Tennessee is a long way from home, the talented signal caller insisted that distance wouldn't be a factor.

"I definitely would to take a visit there, especially if they offer me," Shreve said. "I'm very intrigued with the SEC, and how important football is in the south."

In an injury plagued junior season, Shreve passed for roughly 1,600 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also rushed for around 1,000 yards and 10 more scores. He says he can bench 250-pounds and has a 30-inch vertical jump.

Shreve is listed at 6-foot4, 215-pounds, he feels that he has several things to offer on the college level.

"I'm mobile and have a very strong arm. I'm kind of a pocket-passer, but I can run too. I think I could fit in any offense."

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