Today's must-read for Tennessee fans, especially in light of the report that QB prospect Jake Heaps is headed to BYU, is Bruce Feldman's excellent in-depth piece on Jesse Scroggins. Highlights include:
- Feldman met the QB prospect when Scroggins was proving to be the brightest star among several at a Nike camp at USC awhile ago. Scroggins's national desirability factor has grown significantly since then.
- His dad explained to Bruce some of the more unique, budget-friendly training methods he used to develop Jesse into a highly touted recruit, including doing mile-long wheelbarrow walks (because of an observation from watching National Geographic that humans' upper bodies get weak when we learn to walk) and putting up seven different-colored t-shirts on a fence and calling out a color to Jesse as he was dropping back.
- After the Nike camp was over, Jesse split the uprights from the opposite 40-yard line.
Go read the whole thing. With Heaps reportedly off the table, Scroggins may be the priority for UT's coaches.