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The Courtship of Ben Martin

Ben Martin

Ben Martin's shocking commitment to Tennessee on the forum of high school football's greatest stage may have caught recruiting analysts off guard, but it didn't fool one wily former guard by the name of Phillip Fulmer.

The Volunteer head coach had his most trusted aide on the case in offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe, who is a quiet almost unassuming presence on the recruiting trail, but an effective and personable presence in the den of big-time prospects. His low-key approach easily engenders him to high-profile players that have heard every pitch in the book. Where some use the hard sell to make... Recommended Stories

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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- There was talk throughout the whole recruiting process that Ben Martin had…