Wardlow Committed to Vols?

Just like any other aspect of football, college recruiting is subject to the grind of the rumor mill. O.C. Wardlow's name is the latest to be spun around wheel.

Wardlow, a 6-foot, 180-pound quarterback from Winston-Salem (N.C.) Mount Tabor, has been rumored to be committed or will commit to Tennessee. Wardlow squashes those rumors, but admits the Volunteers are now his clear cut leader.

"No I haven't committed to Tennessee," said Wardlow. "I'm not looking to commit anytime soon, but Tennessee looks like they're my top school, right now."

The game atmosphere, campus, coaching staff and the fact that his cousin, Antonio Wardlow, recently signed there are items that attract Wardlow to Tennessee. However, the fact that the staff is not recruiting him for quarterback might be what's preventing him from verbally committing.

"It's hurting them a little bit," said Wardlow. "I'd definitely rather play quarterback, but it really doesn't even matter. They said they are recruiting me as an athlete, but they said if I were to come down there they would give me a shot at quarterback."

Wardlow doesn't plan to make his final decision until after his senior football season.

"I want to wait to see if I like anything else better," said Wardlow. "I like Virginia a lot and North Carolina State a lot, also."

In addition to Tennessee, Wardlow claims offers from Virginia, South Carolina, and Duke.

This summer, Wardlow plans to camp at N.C. State, Tennessee, and Virginia.


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