Darius Thompson Darius Thompson - Yahoo! Sports
"Regardless of the reason, it's becoming clear that the Vols are looking to add point guard help in the late period. Towards that end efforts towards recruiting Murfessboro's Darius Thompson have ratcheted up lately.
Cuonzo Martin visited with Thompson and his family on Wednesday this week and Thompson is now holding a firm offer from Tennessee.
Unfortunately for the Vols, Thompson is no longer such a sleeper that they can expect to sweep in and nab him with no competition. Vanderbilt, NC State and Texas A&M have all offered in the last two weeks, and he other high majors are sniffing around as well.
Tennessee is hopeful of getting Thompson on campus this weekend for an unofficial visit, but right now he's trying to work out some transportation issues.
In any event, look for that one to end up being a Tennessee and Vanderbilt battle. Vandy got a little head start with a slightly earlier offer and they've already gotten Thompson on campus. Tennessee was in the home on Wednesday and from what we've gathered, have made up some ground and will get a serious look from Thompson.
NC State and Texas A&M have also been in to see Thompson recently and both programs extended offers immediately after evaluating him."