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Vols Enter Brown Derby II

Bryce Brown

As valiant as the effort was by Coach Lane Kiffin to aggressively pursue elite prospects during the abridged 2009 recruiting campaign, there were more than a few big ones that got away from the Vols, but none bigger than Marlon Brown of Memphis Harding Academy, the nation's No. 2 wide receiver and the state's top football prospect.

Brown, who made matters worse by signing with Georgia, is the third top five receiver from the state the Vols have lost since 2005, following middle Tennessee prospects Patrick Turner (USC) and Golden Tate (Notre Dame). The fact wide receiver has been a position of need since 2001 at UT, makes the inability to connect with pass-catching talent particularly disappointing. Before the focus shifts...

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