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Another great idea worth stealing,  this one from Burnt Orange Nation. It's Adopt-a-Recruit!

Here's how it works. You adopt a player to watch on behalf of the rest of the RTT community. Once a week or so, you do a FanPost filling in the rest of us on the status of your player -- how he performed in his high school game that week, any news on their recruitment, etc.


WHEN: The player draft will be today at high noon. Eastern.

HOW:  First come, first serve. Once the post goes live, the first person to draft a player in the comment thread has rights to that guy.

WHO:  The draft will cover two categories of players:

  1. Members of the 2009 Tennessee recruiting class. If you draft a player already committed to Tennessee, your primary responsibility will be to inform the rest of us of news on the player's season. At a minimum, you should plan on looking up your player's performance on Friday night to report his (or his team's) stats. More comprehensive reports might include injury reports, scouting reports, and other news items on the player.
  2. Potential members of the 2009 Tennessee recruiting class. If you want to grab a player who may yet commit to the Vols, feel free.

A few notes:

  • As with everything we do on this site, the whole thing is dynamic and subject to change. It's informal, meant to be fun.
  • If you have the ability to actually go see your guy play, that would be ideal.
  • You have responsibilities, son. If you don't want to be bothered to write up a short summary or at least post a link or two with brief commentary, then don't draft anybody. You're not a giant car manufacturer, you know. You can't buy up all of the innovative patents and then just sit on them.
  • Again, informal. Whatever works and is fun.

Here's a list of some of the players available:

2009 Commitments Pos Rivals
Ht Wt 40 RR Hometown
Dominique Allen RB 3 5-11 235 - 5.7 Paris, TN
Antonio Foster OL 3 6-4 285 5 5.6 Valdosta, GA
Jarvis Giles RB 4 5-11 175 4.5 5.9 Tampa, FL
Edwin Herbert DT   6-3 295 4.81 - San Francisco, CA
D.J. Hunter DB 4 6-0 196 4.4 5.9 Middletown, OH
Nigel Mitchell-Thornton LB 3 6-2 228 4.72 5.6 Stone Mountain, GA
Josh Nunes QB 4 6-3 208 4.85 5.8 Upland, CA
Bryce Petty QB 3 6-2 212 4.7 5.6 Midlothian, TX
Aubrey Phillips OL 3 6-6 310 5.1 5.6 Olive Branch, MS
Kevin Revis OL 3 6-4 265 5.13 5.6 Evensville, TN
Zach Rogers WR 3 6-2 170 4.47 5.6 Nashville, TN
JerQuari Schofield OL 3 6-6 298 - 5.7 Aiken, SC
D.T.  Shackelford LB 3 6-1 220 4.7 5.6 Decatur, AL
Je'Ron Stokes WR 4 6-1 178 4.44 6.0 Philadelphia, PA
D.J. Swearinger DB 3 5-10 191 4.44 5.7 Greenwood, SC
Damien Thigpen ATH 4 5-8 170 4.44 5.8 Manassas, VA
Toney Williams RB 3 6-1 227 4.6 5.5 Alpharetta, GA

A list of other prospects after the jump.

2009 Prospects
Pos Scout
4HT/ WT/ 40 Schools of Interest
Rueben Randle WR 5 6-3/195/4.50 Alabama, Florida, LSU, Miami (Fl), Michigan, Tennessee, USC
Marlon Brown WR 5 6-5/205/4.50 Florida, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee, USC
Tavon Austin RB 5 5-7.5/170/4.47 Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia
Kendall Kelly WR 5 6-3/220/4.50 Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Tennessee
Darius Winston CB 5 6-1/180/4.30 Arkansas, Clemson, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee
David Oku RB 5 5-10/185/4.50 Florida State, Louisville, Nebraska, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio State, USC
Logan Thomas TE 4 6-6/219/4.68 Clemson, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia
Pete White OL 4 6-5/325/5.30 Florida State, Maryland, Miami (Fl), North Carolina, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Tennessee
Keenan Graham DE 4 6-4/225/4.60 UCLA, Colorado, Michigan, Tennessee, USC, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin
Johnnie Farms OL 4 6-2/280 Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee, UCF
Travis Hawkins CB 4 5-11/185/4.42 Miami (Fl), Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech
Richard Wilson TE 4 6-3/222/4.69 BYU, LSU, Miami (Fl), Stanford, Tennessee, Utah, Washington
Frankie Telfort LB 4 5-11/205/4.41 Clemson, Florida, Ohio State, South Florida, Tennessee, USC, Wake Forest
Morgan Moses OL 4 6-7/332/5.20 Florida, Miami (Fl), Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
Ray Ray Armstrong LB 4 6-3/220/4.60 Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami (Fl), Notre Dame, Tennessee, UCF
Ronnie Wingo RB 4 6-1/212 Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee
Dion Sims TE 4 6-5/230/4.60 Georgia, Miami (Fl), Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee, UCLA
Barkevious Mingo LB 4 6-5/210/4.75 LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas A&M
Darren Myles DB 4 6-2/180/4.50 Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Tennessee
Jerrod Askew LB 4 6-0/230/4.55 Alabama, Clemson, Maryland, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia
Jamil Merrell LB 4 6-4/210/4.60 North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
Stan Hasiak OL 4 6-6/315/5.60 California, UCLA, USC, BYU, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington
Arthur Jeffery DT 4 6-4/285/4.90 Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, South Florida, Tennessee
Chris Bonds DE 4 6-4/275/4.80 Alabama, Florida State, Miami (Fl), Notre Dame, South Carolina, Tennessee, USC
Eddie Lacy RB 4 6-0/210/4.44 Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee, Oklahoma
Justin Brown WR 4 6-3.5/210/4.48 Kentucky, North Carolina State, Oregon, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee
Darrington Sentimore DT 4 6-2.5/266/4.82 LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Miami (Fl), Oklahoma, Tennessee
Nyshier Oliver DB 4 5-10/170/4.40 Boston College, Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Penn State
Chad Bumphis WR 4 5-10/180/4.40 Alabama, Mississippi State, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Mississippi, Tennessee
Brandon Moore OL 4 6-5/320 Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, LSU, Miami (Fl), Mississippi State, Tennessee
Jason Ankrah DE 4 6-4/250/4.80 Penn State, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
Eric Gordon DB 4 5-11/186/4.40 Alabama, Louisville, Miami (Fl), Mississippi State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee
Stephon Gilmore WR 4 6-2/181/4.50 Clemson, Florida, Florida State, South Carolina, Tennessee
Eric Sproal OL 4 6-4.5/300 Boise State, Hawaii, Michigan State, Nevada, TCU, Tennessee, Tulsa
Tony Straughter LB 4 6-0/215/4.60 Kansas State, Mississippi, South Carolina, TCU, Tennessee
Akiem Hicks DT 4 6-6/295 Arizona, Kansas State, Oregon, Purdue, South Florida, Tennessee, Washington State