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Austin Johnson

With a stellar senior season under his belt, Tennessee signee Austin Johnson of Hickory, N.C., will now tighten his belt, sharpen his pencils and begin his career as an SEC student/athlete.

Less than a month after his high school season ended and eight months before 2008 preseason practice begins, the burly six-foot-3, 240-pound, middle linebacker is already fully emersed into the student/athlete lifestyle. A December graduate from Hickory High School he is scheduled to enroll in classes today and will room with an another early graduate. "He will be on campus tomorrow (Sunday... Recommended Stories