Over 300 offensive and defensive linemen from all over the region showed up at the University of Tennessee last weekend to get a firsthand look at Derek Dooley and his new Volunteer coaching staff.
One Tennessee prospect that was in attendance was Antioch's Alexandro Antoine. It appears that the in-state defensive end left Rocky Top impressed with what he saw.
"It was a great experience," Antoine told InsideTennessee.com. "Their coaches told me that I fit their defensive scheme well and that they were definitely interested in me."
Antoine, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound athlete who runs a 4.5 40, recently picked up his first collegiate offer.
"I just got offered by Middle Tennessee State," Antoine said. "Hopefully there will be more. Tennessee seems like they could be close to offering."
Antoine grew up down south in Florida and actually grew up a Gator fan; he appears to be changing since living in the Volunteer state for the last several years.
"It's hard to be a Gator fan in the state of Tennessee," Antoine said with a laugh. "The last couple of years I have been becoming more of a Volunteer fan."
Antoine finished his junior season with 23 tackles and had 12 sacks to add to that total.
"I really like the new coaching staff," Antoine said. "They are very nice and laidback. They seem very smart when it comes to football. You can tell they love being at the University of Tennessee and it shows."