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Vols in Bold Battle For Bledsoe

Getting a stellar out-of-state football prospect, particularly in the south, is little like trying to pull an impacted wisdom tooth with a pair of chop sticks. It other words: it's a slow, tedious, excruciatingly painful process.

Welcome to the world of Tennessee football recruiting where to maintain their competitive viability, the Vols are forced to troll the talent pools of such border states as Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Arkansas. True, UT also fishes waters throughout the continental U.S. and beyond, but the further you get from home the greater the odds of landing a big...

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