Published July 21, 2011 - 4:14pm
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Earlier this week, I wrote a few words about how Tennessee started their latest prospect camp with a bang. Actually, it was before camp had really gotten started that the Vols locked up the services of WR Drae Bowles and Athlete Justin King. Five commits and four days later, the Vols haven’t shown any signs of letting up on the recruiting trail.
Over the past few days, Tennessee has received verbal commitments from three more guys: QB Nathan Peterman, RB Alden Hill, and LB Otha Peters.
Hill is a bruising-style running back from Ohio. He had some pretty decent offers from some of the more northern schools like Michigan and Iowa, but he was relatively unknown to most SEC fans. It looks like he plays in a multiple-back offense in high school, and the Vols will probably look to add some weight to his 220-pound frame to make him a fullback in their offense.
Peterman is an up-and-coming QB prospect from Florida. He doesn’t have a great offer list at this point, but he’s reportedly been very impressive at a few camps over the summer. His offer list aside, Tennessee OC Jim Chaney must have seen enough at camp to extend an offer to him.
While Hill and Peterman might be unknown to SEC fans right now, Otha Peters probably isn’t. The Louisiana prospect has a nice offer list that includes a handful of SEC schools. Out of the commitments received by the Vols over past week, Peters has to make Vol fans the happiest – he fills a real position of need in Knoxville.