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Ranking the Tennessee Volunteers 2006 list of recruits

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

Before starting the player pages for Tennessee’s newest recruits, I of course had to figure out who should be first, and that turned out to be more of a chore than I thought it would, mostly because it involved math. So the first of the player pages will have to wait until this weekend.

But I have ranked the players according to how the various recruiting services viewed them. Here’s my methodology, as subjective as it may be: Since Scout.com and Rivals.com seem to be the Pepsi and Coke of recruiting sources, I first averaged the star ratings of each player and ranked accordingly. I used ESPN.com’s “grade” for each player to break any ties. Any ties after that were broken by complete subjectivity without any thought whatsoever because it was getting late.

So here are the newest Tennessee Volunteers, sorted by highest ranking:

This weekend, I’ll start the player pages, beginning with Walter Fisher. See ya then.

Tennessee Volunteer 2006 recruiting class

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

The results are in for yesterday’s National Signing Day, and the Tennessee Volunteers followed up their horrible 5-6 season with a decent, but sub-par, recruiting season.

Scout.com has the Tennessee Volunteer 2006 recruiting class ranked at No. 24 nationally and No. 7 in the SEC behind Florida (No. 2), Georgia (No. 4), LSU (No. 7), Auburn (No. 9), Mississippi (No. 15), and Alabama (No. 18).

Rivals.com has Tennessee at No. 23 nationally and No. 7 in the SEC behind the same teams.

ESPN? No. 15 nationally, and No. 6 in the SEC, behind all of the same teams except Ole Miss.

Here are the players that committed yesterday:

  • Quarterbacks
    • Nick Stephens
  • Running Backs
    • Dustin Lindsey
  • Wide Receivers
    • Quintin Hancock
    • Stephaun Raines
  • Tight Ends
    • Lee Smith
    • Luke Stocker
  • Offensive Linemen
    • Ramone Johnson
    • Jacques McClendon
    • Darius Myers
    • Cody Pope
  • Defensive Linemen
    • Walter Fisher
    • Blake Garretson
    • Chase Nelson
    • Jarrod Shaw
    • Victor Thomas
  • Linebackers
    • Dorian Davis
    • LaMarcus Thompson
    • Gerald Williams
  • Defensive Backs
    • Justin Garrett
  • Kickers
    • Chad Cunningham
    • Daniel Lincoln
  • Athletes
    • Brent Vinson

    Get to know these guys with me starting tomorrow, when I’ll start compiling information about the new players, giving each one a dedicated page.