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Recruiting Saga Comes Full Circle

Charlie Whitehurst

With Tennessee in the hunt for another quality QB prospect after the recent commitment of Erik Ainge, there will, undoubtedly, be a lot of scrutiny on the matter of how high UT's future quarterbacks are rated against the nations best.

The reason for such intense examination is easy to understand, after all, Tennessee had the nation's No. 1 rated prospects in Heath Shuler (1992), Peyton Manning (1994), and Tee Martin (1996). They also got a commitment from Chris Simms, who was the nation's No. 1 quarterback prospect in 1999, before he switched his allegiance to Texas. In 2000, the Vols got a commitment from Casey Clausen who...

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