Washington athlete interested in Vols

Washington athlete interested in Vols

It appears that one high school two-sport athlete may journey across the country in hopes of finding his college home. InsideTennessee.com recently discovered that Washington State athlete Kyle Wangen has interest in the University of Tennessee to play collegiate baseball and football.

It appears that one high school two-sport athlete may journey across the country in hopes of finding his college home.

InsideTennessee.com recently discovered that Washington State athlete Kyle Wangen has interest in the University of Tennessee to play collegiate baseball and football.

"The baseball coaches started recruiting me a couple of weeks ago," Wangen said. "They told me that I could play both baseball and football at Tennessee. I plan on giving it a shot. I plan on taking an official visit with baseball some time this fall or early winter."

Wangen, a pitcher, quarterback and outside linebacker, feels that the Tennessee coaching staff wants him to play linebacker.

"I'm going to call them next week and get to know them better," Wangen said. "I know that they are busy in fall camp right now."

Wangen, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound athlete with 4.5 40 speed, is intrigued by Tennessee for several reasons.

"Tennessee has great tradition," Wangen said. "I have been doing a lot of research on Coach Derek Dooley and the Volunteers. I'm impressed with Coach Dooley and what he stands for; he seems like someone I would love to play for."

Baseball Coach Jason Beverlin appears to be the lead recruiter for the Vols baseball team.

Wangen currently has no official offers, but feels that the Vols are close to offering in baseball.

"The thought of getting the opportunity to play both sports is something I like a lot," Wangen said. "To get the opportunity to play in the SEC is too much to pass up."

Continue to follow InsideTennessee.com for the latest in recruiting in baseball and football at the University of Tennessee.

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