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Vols reload at linebacker

Vols reload at linebacker

One of Tennessee's key objectives during the just-ended recruiting season was to replenish a soon-to-be depleted linebacking corps. Mission accomplished.

With starters Jerod Mayo and Ryan Karl gone from the 2007 corps and four senior 'backers scheduled to depart following the 2008 season, the Vols were in desperate need of some reinforcements. Head coach Phillip Fulmer believes that concern has been alleviated with the signing of five solid prospects. The newcomers are mid-term enrollee Austin Johnson (6-3, 235) of Hickory, N.C., Marlon Walls (6-...

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