Dooley pays Georgia RB Bennett his 1st visit

Tennessee has finally offered a running back in this year's class. Derek Dooley apparently made Georgia his first stop this week and officially offered Rajaan Bennett. Go "Inside" to get the latest on Bennett's recruitment. Is he close to a commitment? When will he visit Rocky Top. We have all those answers and more.

Many Tennessee fans have wondered who the Vols would offer at the running back position.

Everyone realizes this is a position that has great depth, but it's always great to sign a solid running back with each class.

Well, recently hired New Head Coach Derek Dooley answered that question this week when the first year Vol coach made his first visits to recruits off campus.

Georgia running back Rajaan Bennett is now holding an official offer from Tennessee. What impressed the running back the most about meeting Coach Dooley?

"The fact that I was his first visit meant a lot to me," Bennett told earlier this week. "I was very impressed with Coach Dooley. He broke down everything to us, his plan for the program, everything. When he was done we didn't have any questions."

Bennett plans on taking an official visit to Rocky Top on Jan. 29.

"I'm looking forward to taking a visit and getting to meet some of the team and the rest of the coaching staff," Bennett said. "Coach Dooley definitely has me interested in Tennessee a lot."

Is Bennett close to making a commitment?

"No not really," Bennett said. "I'm going to make my announcement on signing day. "Tennessee is definitely in it for me, we will just have to wait and see."

Bennett is rated as a three-star prospect by

"Bennett has a style that keeps him low to the ground with an excellent center of gravity," said Scott Kennedy. "His balance gives him the ability to shed tacklers at the first point of contact. He does a very good job of quickly securing the ball, then using his off hand to steer away defenders that are lunging for him. What he lacks in pure speed, he makes up for in breaking the first line of defense."

Inside Tennessee Top Stories