-VQTennessee continues to evaluate different options at the tight end spot. Roger Saleapaga continues to proceed through this recruitment at his own pace, meanwhile the staff is continuing to keep tabs on South Carolina commit Michael Smith and Ohio State commit Max LeBlanc. In our opinion, you need to get these two to campus at some point before things get real there.
-VQThe fifth official visitor for next weekend will be Utah tight end Roger Salepaga. He will visit Oregon this weekend before heading East. Depending on who you speak with, there is some belief the Ducks are the team to beat in this race, however, there remains some belief that Tennessee is a legitimate contender, along with Auburn. Next weekend's official visit will be an important opportunity for the Vols to establish some momentum in this one.
-VQUtah Tight End Roger Saleapaga returns to town for his official visit this weekend as well. His visit will also start on Friday morning. Tennessee is chasing Oregon in this one, with Auburn also being a contender, in our opinion. The Vols have built a nice relationship with the three-star pass-catcher and his family, so they will need to capitalize on that this weekend to have a chance to land Saleapaga heading into what is likely a late-November/early December timeline for a decision.
Still think Oregon might be tough to beat in the end. The Ducks have been the team to beat for a while. But Tennessee showed well this weekend and at least has given itself a realistic shot.