Miami DB to visit Vols

Tennessee has pulled some quality football players out of Miami in the past, and the Vols are hoping to dip into the talent-rich South Florida city again this year.

Defensive back Robensen Therezie is among the top prospects in a place that already produced ex-Vols such as defensive end Horace Morris, kickers Fuad and Carlos Reveiz, offensive tackle Kevin Simons, wideout Lenny Taylor, linebacker Kelly Ziegler and safety Demetrice Morley.

Tennessee is among approximately 20 schools who have offered scholarships to Therezie, a 5-10, 185-pounder from Jackson High who is rated a 3-star recruit and America's No. 23 cornerback prospect by

Therezie, who reports a 4.39 clocking over 40 yards, is a devastating tackler. He recorded 81 stops last fall, causing nine fumbles in the process.

Although he has not toured the UT campus to date, he is hoping to attend Tennessee's so-called High School Camp scheduled July 20-22.

"I've been speaking with (receivers) Coach (Charlie) Baggett," Therezie told by phone Sunday night. "He's a good man and stuff but I feel like I need to know a lot more about Tennessee."

Although the Vols went 7-6 last season and are not projected to be significantly better in 2010, Therezie thinks highly of the program.

"I think it can be better but I don't think anything down about Tennessee," he said. "I think it can be a good team."

Therezie says he is in no hurry to make a public commitment, adding that he won't pull the trigger until he finds a school that meets specific qualifications.

"I'm looking for a great program," he said. "Also good tutoring, great facilities and coaching that can help me."

Therezie believes he already has found three schools that meet these criteria, and he plans to give them official visits - Tennessee, Alabama and Florida. Bidding for the other two official visits are such schools as Miami, Central Florida, Ole Miss, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Asked what he's doing this summer, Therezie replied: "Working out, attending some 7-on-7 camps and looking forward to attending the Tennessee camp, hopefully."

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