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Vols Basketball Recruiting

Posted on: January 30, 2008 12:56 pm

First things first I am using Rivals for all my player rankings.

We have two people signed for the class of 08' and we are looking at more.

Renaldo Woodridge SF 6'8 205 lbs.  Is the #10 ranked at his position and the #57 overall. A wing player that would give us more heighth and the ability to do more with our press.  He has already signed his LOI.  Depending on departures he might be redshirted next year.

Phillip Jurick Center 6'10 250 lbs.  Is the #13 at his position and the #63 overall.  This is another big body that we can use down low and the most impressive thing about this kid is his ability to rebound.

Other players that still have us on their "list" of schools...

Scotty Hopson SG 6'5 185 lbs.  is the #2 ranked at his position and the #9 overall.  Also on his list are Cincinnati, Louisville, Mississippi St., and Kentucky.  He would fit in nicely especially with the departure of Lofton he could be used to knock down some BIG shots.

Wesley Witherspoon SF 6'8 185 lbs.  Is the #9 ranked at his position and the #56 overall.  Would provide good height on our frontline and could fit in nicely with Pearls pressing attack.  Also being recruited by a Clemson, Colorade, Geo. Washington, Kansas State, LSU, Memphis, UNC, Texas, and Virginia so this one seems the least likely

Rashanit Harris PF 6'8 238 lbs.  Is the #30 ranked player at his position and the #112 overall.  Would be able to proivide us with some "muscle" down low and hopefully solidify our frontcourt rotation.  Others still in the running... Florida, Mississippi St., Ole Miss, and Texas.

Verdell Jones PG 6'4 160 lbs.  Is the #26 ranked player at his position and the #123 overall.  Would give us more heighth at the PG position and could possibly redshirt or squeeze someone out of our rotation.  Other schools looking at him are Kentucky, Minnesota, and Tennessee are high with other schools being at low and medium.

Category: NCAAB

Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2008 5:01 pm

Vols Basketball Recruiting

Good list, I really am looking forward to see Renaldo Woolridge play.  Will be nice to see how this all plays out....

Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2008 11:18 pm

Vols Basketball Recruiting

i dont follow recruiting that closely but i like the height on woolridge. like you said a 6-8 sf would help with the press. and having a big body down low cant hurt either.

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