Is Anderson close to becoming a Vol?

There are a lot of rumors that one Georgia athlete is close to making a decision in favor of the Tennessee Volunteers. Many Vol fans feel that Georgia athlete Rory Anderson is close to becoming a Vol, according to the talented tight end this isn't the case. Go "Inside" for the latest on his recruitment and when he plans on making a decision.

There are a lot of rumors that one Georgia athlete is close to making a decision in favor of the Tennessee Volunteers.

Many Vol fans feel that Georgia athlete Rory Anderson is close to becoming a Vol, according to the talented tight end this isn't the case.

It appears rumors aren't always accurate.

"I'm holding out a little while longer," Anderson told InsideTennessee.com Tuesday night. "I haven't spoken to the Vol coaching staff for a couple of weeks, my phone hasn't been working."

Despite the lack of communication, it appears the Vols are still in great shape for Anderson's services.

"Tennessee is still at the top of my list," Anderson said. "I'm just not ready to commit yet to anyone. I want to take some time and take some of my official visits before making a final decision. I like Tennessee a lot; they are going to be tough to beat."

InsideTennessee.com got the opportunity to watch Anderson in person last month at the Badger Sports 7-on-7 Tournament and a chance to do a one-on-one interview with the talented prospect.

"I went up to Tennessee a month ago," Anderson said. "I really enjoyed my trip a lot. There isn't much I don't like about Rocky Top."

According to Anderson, Tennessee coaches are telling him that he is one of their top recruiting priorities.

"It makes me feel good to know I'm a top priority for them," Anderson said. "I stay in contact with Tennessee the most. I email back and forth with their coaching staff every day."

Anderson, who currently has 12 or 13 offers, listed Tennessee as his leader, followed by South Carolina, Louisville, and Virginia.

The tall 6-foot-5, 205-pound athlete realizes that he needs to add some weight to play the position the Vols is recruiting him at.

"They want me to gain some weight," Anderson said. "They definitely want me to play tight end."

Could he play at the next level as a big wide receiver?

"They feel that I have the speed to play either way," Anderson said. "They like my blocking skills and my hands."


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