Dooley on a roll

Dooley on a roll

Derek Dooley and the Tennessee staff continue to burn up the recruiting trail. Read as InsideTennessee.com brings you up to speed on all things Tennessee recruiting.

Derek Dooley and the Tennessee coaching staff continue to roll this week picking up their eighth commitment in five days.

This time the pledge comes from Decatur, Ga., wide receiver Keithon Redding, who is the No. 99 receiver in the country and is rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com

"Coach Dooley and the coaching staff were really excited when I committed. I am really excited too," Redding told InsideTennessee.com.

Redding, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect, chose Tennessee over offers from Alabama, Penn State, Georgia Tech and UCLA.

One major draw for the rising senior is Tennessee wide receivers coach Charlie Baggett.

"Coach Baggett has been great. I have a good relationship with him and he is a great coach," he said. "I have been talking with him all the time. We have known each other for a long time."

Redding visited the Tennessee campus two times this year and it was everything he imagined.

"I have visited Tennessee's campus twice. They just put a bunch of money into their facilities. The campus and the environment are great," he said.

Redding will not enroll early at Tennessee and will start his college ball in the summer of 2012. This makes Tennessee's second wide receiver of 2012 class, which also includes Drae Bowles.

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