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Adding a scouting report for 5-star Jonathan Echols, who announces July 4th

One of the nation's top rising juniors will come off the board Monday as Jonathan Echols is using the July 4th holiday to announce a college commitment. Echols hasn't formally named any finalists or who he's picking between, but has talked up Tennessee at various points during the recruiting process. So, it isn't surprising that Josh Heupel and the Volunteers are the current 247Sports' Crystal Ball leader heading into the announcement, especially after Echols spent some time in Knoxville a few weeks ago. Notre Dame, for what it's worth, is also believed to be involved in the recruitment and Echols did tour Alabama, Miami and Florida during the spring months.
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Three Tennessee Baseball Players In Transfer Portal

Tennessee baseball players Grant Cherry, J.D. McCracken and Nathan Smith entered the transfer portal last week, a Tennessee spokesperson confirmed to RTI Sunday. The trio all entered the transfer portal after one season in Knoxville. Cherry and McCracken earned limited playing time while Smith didn’t play in his lone season in Knoxville.

Wreck on the four lane at Towe String Road; one injured, traffic snarled

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Wet roads and a light rain were the conditions when two cars collided under the Towe String Road stop light on the four lane just before 1pm Sunday. One person, in the dark colored car, was injured. La Follette bound traffic was funneled into one lane. As a result, traffic was backed up for a couple of miles. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/03/2022-1:30PM)

Vols return to top 10 of recruiting rankings after Cristian Conyer commitment

Tennessee is off to a fast start in recruiting this month with a pair of commitments to start July, and the second pickup for the Vols on Sunday vaulted them back into the top 10 of the recruiting rankings for the 2023 class. Cornerback Cristian Conyer, one of the top-ranked players in Kentucky, committed to Tennessee, choosing the Vols over the home-state Wildcats, on Sunday, after the Vols also landed defensive lineman Tyree Weathersby on Friday. Conyer’s commitment helped Tennessee to rise four spots to No. 8 in the 247Sports team recruiting rankings.

Cristian Conyer commits to Vols, picks Tennessee over Kentucky

Cristian Conyer mainly has been focusing on Tennessee and Kentucky for months, and the two SEC East rivals have continued to battle for him over the past several weeks. Despite an all-out push from the home-state Wildcats, he ultimately decided that he felt at home with the Vols. The Class...

Impact Report: Vols Land Top CB Target in Conyer

Tennessee and Kentucky battled to the finish line for Bowling Green (Ky.) South Warren high school standout cornerback Cristian Conyer. Moments ago, the prized prospect from the Blue Grass state announced his decision to leave home and head to Knoxville. We take a look at what he brings to ...

Longtime Tennessee offensive-line target decommits from Georgia

Tennessee is one of at least a few SEC schools that haven't given up on Ryqueze McElderry in recent months despite his longstanding commitment to Georgia. Their persistence in pursuing him finally paid off Saturday, with McElderry announcing that he's officially back on the market. The Class of 2023 offensive...

BREAKING: Tennessee Beats Out Kentucky For Bluegrass State Corner

Kentucky defensive back Cristian Conyer committed to Tennessee over the home state Wildcats Sunday afternoon. Conyer committed with an interesting twist. Choosing his future school on his mother’s birthday, the defensive back cut open an orange cake on a Periscope video. The three-star defensive back’s commitment to Josh Heupel...

Tennessee Targeting a Pair of Independence Day Commitments

On the heels of locking down three-star athlete Cristian Conyer on Sunday, Tennessee is hoping for fireworks in the form of recruiting announcements this July 4. Two Tennessee targets, one in the class of 2023 and one in the class of 2024, will both be announcing their collegiate destinations this Independence Day. And ironically enough, both players are teammates at IMG Academy in Florida.

FBI Knoxville Field Office warns of increase in 'Sextortion' schemes targeting young boys

The FBI Knoxville Field Office is warning parents and caregivers about an increase in incidents involving "sextortion" of young children. The FBI is receiving an increasing number of reports of adults posing as young girls coercing young boys through social media to produce sexual images and videos and then extorting money and/or additional imagery from them. Sextortion begins when an adult contacts a minor over any online platform used to...

Three-star cornerback commits to Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Cristian Conyer announced on his Twitter that he is committed to the University of Tennessee. Conyer is a three-star recruit from Bowling Green, Kentucky. The cornerback chose Tennessee over Kentucky. Conyer is the 56th-rated cornerback and 553-rated national player in the 2023 class according to 247sports composite rankings. The corner visited […]
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Thompson takes Volunteer win after crazy final lap

BULLS GAP — Philip Thompson weaved his way through a last-lap melee to win Saturday’s Crate Late Model feature at Volunteer Speedway. Running fourth heading into the final lap, Thompson saw race leader Zach Sise spin out after getting tangled up with a lapped car. Right behind him, Sise’s brother Trevor, running in second place, spun out after contact from Rusty Ballenger.