Recruiting has amped up this week as college coaches have taken to the road in efforts of securing and gaining a few new commitments.
Tennessee is no different as Recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron has spent this week shoring up some current Vol pledges while courting some of the elite talent in the southeast.
One of those visits may pay off for the University of Tennessee.
InsideTennessee.com confirmed with one current Florida commitment's father that Orgeron has indeed been busy this week.
Mack Brown, one of the nation's top running back prospects from Martin Luther King High School, is currently committed to Florida. The big question is will Brown give the Volunteers some consideration?
"We are thinking a lot about taking a visit to the University of Tennessee," Mack Brown senior said Tuesday night. "UT is a great school, Ed Orgeron is a great coach, a great guy and a heck of a recruiter."
Orgeron has been named recruiter of the year by several recruiting services over the last 10 years; it's easy to see why.
"We are still committed to Florida," Mr. Brown said. "Coach Orgeron is telling us that Mack Jr. is their No. 1 prospect at running back, I think he is everyone's No. 1 guy. I'm truly proud of what he has accomplished and the best is yet to come."
The Brown family will discuss taking an official visit to Rocky Top.
"They are doing great things there," Brown said. "I want Mack Jr. to go to a school where the coaching staff is going to be there during his career. Lane Kiffin is a great young coach and has the UT program headed in the right direction."
Tennessee finished the regular season with a 7-5 record, going to a Bowl game after a one year absence after last seasons disappointing 5-7 record.
"Right now we are getting ready for the Under Armor All –Star game," Mr. Brown stated. "We are excited about that game and looking forward to a good showing there."
Brown, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound running back who has 4.3 speed, is currently ranked as a five star prospect by Scout.com and is rated as the No. 4 running back in the country.