Tennessee adds second member of 2016 class


Tennessee is on the board for the second time with the class of 2016. It happened this week while everybody was paying attention to the 2014 signings.

Dorian Banks is a 5-foot-9, 170-pound cornerback/running back/receiver out of Sevierville (Tenn.), so he’s a good in-state talent to have on board already. Schools like Vanderbilt and Kentucky have also shown interest, but it is so early in the process that the Vols are the only school that has offered so far.

Banks has been invited to participate in the U.S. Army All-America national combine in Jan. 2015, an early indication of how he is viewed, nationally. Banks has sub 4.5-second speed in the 40, so what he lacks in size, he makes up for in his speed and east-west running ability.

The other member of the Tennessee class of 2016 is TE Darel Middleton out of Powell (Tenn.). He chose the Vols in May 2013, in the spring of his freshman year.


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