Fugate commits to Vols after Camp offer

Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jun 20, 2009


After two impressive camp performances at the University of Tennessee, Kentucky fullback/linebacker Channing Fugate picked up an offer from the Vols. It didn't take long for Fugate to make a decision. He committed to Tennessee late Thursday night to become the No. 9 pledge for Lane Kiffin's 2010 recruiting class.

After two impressive camp performances at the University of Tennessee, Kentucky fullback/linebacker Channing Fugate picked up an offer from the Vols. It didn't take long for Fugate to make a decision. He committed to Tennessee late Thursday night to become the No. 9 pledge for Lane Kiffin's 2010 recruiting class.

Fugate, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound athlete who runs a 4.6 forty, will apparently play a hybrid fullback position for the Vols.

"According to Coach(Lane)Kiffin his fullback in his offense will get several carries along with catching 35-40 receptions a year," Fugate told InsideTennessee.com. "I felt like this opportunity was too good to pass up."

Fugate rushed for over 3,052 as a junior as a big tailback for his Kentucky High School.

The talented athlete attended the skilled camp on June 2 and was asked to come back for the coaching to get one more look.

"They wanted to see me one more time before they offered," Fugate explained. "Apparently I had a good showing, I'm extremely excited about the offer. The SEC is the best conference in the country and Tennessee has always been in the upper tier of the conference."

When asked if he was to receive an offer from in state Kentucky, Fugate was quick to answer.

"I'm a Vol, it wouldn't make a difference if they offer or not," Fugate said. "Tennessee is a great program, with this new coaching staff things are going to go back to like they use to be at Rocky Top."



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