The University of Tennessee currently is holding just one commitment for the Class of 2011.
How committed is the Vols lone pledge, Gainesville Georgia running back Imani Cross?
“Very committed,” Cross told InsideTennessee.com Sunday evening. “Several schools have started showing a lot of interest, but I’m very solid on my pledge to Tennessee.”
Recruiting rumors the last couple of weeks had Cross considering ACC schools and perhaps the Clemson Tigers.
“I can honestly say I have no interest at in Clemson,” Cross said. “The attention has been nice, but I keep in touch with the Tennessee coaching staff on a regular basis. I just got off the phone with them this evening.”
Cross is looking forward to his spring football season to get underway today in Gainesville.
“I have been excited about spring ball for a while now,” Cross said. “It will be great to get back out there and get spring ball started.”
Cross is also expecting a few visitors this week.
“Coaches from Tennessee and Virginia is suppose to be coming this week to practice,” Cross noted. “It will be great to see how many college coaches show up.”
With several questions concerning Cross’ commitment to Tennessee we decided to ask the tough question.
When asked if there is any school that could sway Cross from Tennessee, the talented running back took the question head on.
“I’m very committed to Tennessee,” Cross said. “There is no school out there right now that will make me change my mind about the Vols.”
Cross is impressed with the direction of the Tennessee football program under Derek Dooley.
“Coach Dooley is doing a great job with his vision for the program,” Cross said. “He is embracing the traditions and is determined to return the Vols to its glory days.”
Stay tuned to InsideTennessee.com for coverage on Cross throughout his senior season.