The University of Tennessee has a need for offensive linemen in their 2011 recruiting class.
It appears that the Volunteer State will produce some local talent at the position, helping the Vols solve two issues at once.
New Head Coach Derek Dooley plans on increasing his recruiting efforts in his home state, it appears that the will have more talent to offer this next football season.
One such prospect has legacy connections to Tennessee.
Warren County High School offensive lineman Cody Robinson grew up in Orange. His father Ray Robinson played for the Volunteers from 1985-1988.
"I grew up in Orange all my life," Robinson told InsideTennessee.com. "If I get an offer from them like I think I will, it would be very easy for me to commit to them on the spot."
Robinson, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound athlete from McMinnville Tennessee, has earned all Region honors for the last two years.
Robinson is looking forward to meeting the new coaching staff and is excited about the recent change.
"I have heard a lot of good things about Coach Dooley," Robinson said. "I'm excited about meeting him."
Robinson has been to the UT campus a lot and will be heading back to Rocky Top this weekend to participate in the Volunteer's strength camp. He also plans on trying to make a junior day in Knoxville later this month.
What is Robinson impressed with the most at Tennessee?
"It doesn't get any better than 108,000 fans screaming and yelling for the Big Orange," Robinson said. "I love the game day atmosphere on campus."
What makes Robinson a good offensive lineman?
"I would have to say my field vision, my size and my strength," Robinson noted. "I'm currently bench pressing 430 pounds, and squatting 555 pounds."
Will the younger Robinson follow in his father's footsteps?
"I would love to," Robinson said. "Like I said earlier, all I have ever known is Orange and White."