Dunaway gets visit from UT coach

One name at the linebacker position in the Volunteer state to remember is Jaiari Dunaway. We got a chance to see him in action at the Badger 7-on-7 tourney and he didn't disappoint. It appears that Dunaway is also appearing on the UT coaching staff's radar. The Siegel High School athlete received a visit from a Vols coach this week. Go "Inside" for the latest with Dunaway.

College coaches are out on the road recruiting, and that's a good thing for area and local high school prospects.

One Tennessee prospect was happy to see a University of Tennessee coach make the stop by his Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Outside linebacker Jaiari Dunaway grew up an Auburn fan, but made it quickly known that he was happy to see that the Vols have interest in the talented defender.

"I have always been a big Auburn fan," Dunaway told InsideTennessee.com on Tuesday evening. "They signed a whole bunch of linebackers the last couple of years and I know that. I like what Coach (Darin) Hinshaw was telling my coach today about the Vols' need at linebacker."

It appears that the Vols' coaching staff likes Dunaway's athleticism and physical strength.

"He told my coach they really like my size," Dunaway said. "They want me to take the ACT test again, and they want me to attend camp in Knoxville this summer."

Several programs have shown interest in the physically talented athlete, including schools such as Ole Miss, LSU, TCU, Middle Tennessee, Duke and Illinois.

"I'm definitely going to summer camp at Rocky Top with a lot of my teammates," Dunaway said. "I'm looking for my first offer; I would love to get an offer from Tennessee."

Dunaway got a chance to represent his home state this past weekend at the Badger 7-on-7 Regional Tournament as a member of Team Tennessee.

"It was a great experience," Dunaway said. "I got the chance to meet a lot of new guys from Memphis. It was great to compete against such good competition."


A very intimidating, physical-looking linebacker, perhaps one of the better physical specimens at Tuscaloosa.

Played with good fundamentals and showed good speed, and the ability to cover in space. If the pads had been on, several backs probably would have had second thoughts about going over the middle in Dunaway's area.

If Dunaway's grades are in line, look for his offer sheet to explode after the summer.

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