Rapper Lil Jon tweeting to Tennessee

Rapper Lil Jon has reached out to the Tennessee football Twitter account. @Vol_Football HOLLA @ ME — LILJON (@LilJon) September 30, 2014 Lil Jon is the author of the song “Turn Down for What?,” which is the basis for Tennessee’s “Third Down for What?” chant. Speculation has been that he might be in attendance for … Read more

Jauan Jennings: Vol commit rallies team from 28-point fourth-quarter deficit

Class of 2015 Tennessee commitment Jauan Jennings led his team back from the depths of certain defeat last night. Trailing 42-14 early in the fourth quarter, Jennings led his Blackman High School squad (Murfreesboro, TN) to twenty-nine unanswered points in the final 11 minutes, scoring a two-point conversion with just 44 seconds remaining to secure the … Read more

Vols now have top-five recruiting class after two big commits

After picking up two huge commitments on Friday from five-star North Carolina defensive tackle Shy Tuttle and four-star Virginia defensive end Darrell Taylor, as you might expect, the Vols are moving up in the team recruiting rankings. Tennessee’s 2015 class is now ranked No. 5 in the nation by Rivals and 247sports, behind only Alabama, … Read more

Double Boom? Vols trending for four-star DE Darrell Taylor

Fresh off the news of Shy Tuttle‘s commitment to the Vols this afternoon, there’s a lot of buzz around Tennessee and four-star defensive end Darrell Taylor. “4 star ATH Darrell Taylor now a heavy lean towards #Vols according to my Magic 8 Ball. Was #Hokies all week,” Rivals.com recruiting analyst Mike Farrell tweeted this afernoon. Taylor is … Read more

Shy Tuttle: Five-Star defensive tackle commits to Tennessee


247Sports: ★★★★★  No. 4 DT, No. 1 in NC, No. 26 overall
Rivals: ★★★★ No. 8 DT, No. 2 in NC, No. 578 overall
Scout: ★★★★ No. 9 DT, No. 84 overall
ESPN: ★★★★ No. 5 DT, No. 1 in NC, No. 31 overall

Tennessee picked up another huge commitment today. Five-star defensive tackle Shy Tuttle announced his decision to become a Vol at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon at North Davidson high school in Lexington, North Carolina.

“#BrickByBrick or #BucketHatByBucketHat just added another big brick to the foundation!!! #DreamTeam2015,” Butch Jones tweeted shortly after the announcement.

Tennessee tight ends coach and special teams coordinator Mark Elder tweeted just prior, “It’s a GREAT day to be a VOL!!!! #BrickByBrick #FiveStarFriday #VFL #DreamTeam15.”

Rated the top player in the state of North Carolina by both 247sports and ESPN, the 6-foot-3, 315-pound lineman chose the Vols over North Carolina and North Carolina State.

If you recall, Tuttle was depicted with Beyonce on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine in artwork used as a recruiting tool by the Vols’ staff.

Tuttle was recruited by Mark Elder with help from Tommy Thigpen, but Butch Jones personally attended his game on Friday night, hoping to be the last coach to visit before today’s announcement.

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Josh Smith won’t travel to Georgia

Tennessee wide receiver Josh Smith will not be on the travel squad to Athens for this weekend’s matchup against the Bulldogs. “Josh Smith will not make the trip to Athens,” Butch Jones said on Nashville radio Thursday afternoon. “We will also be minus Von Pearson. Josh Malone will have a great opportunity.” Smith suffered a high … Read more