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Past Signing Classes
Alton Howard
2012 Signees

WR Cordarrelle Patterson
DB LaDarrell McNeil
WR Drae Bowles
DL Daniel McCullers
WR Alton 'Pig' Howard
WR Jason Croom
DL Danny O'Brien
QB Nathan Peterman

Full List of 2012 Signees

Tennessee's 2012 signing class made an immediate impact on the field, led by junior college wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

A.J. Johnson
2011 Signees

DT Maurice Couch
TE Cameron Clear
OL Marcus Jackson
LB A.J. Johnson
RB Marlin Lane
LB Curt Maggitt
DB Brian Randolph
KR Devrin Young

Full List of 2011 Signees

Tennessee's 2011 signing class made a huge impact in its first year on campus.

Linebacker A.J. Johnson was named to five Freshman All-America teams after the season, and three other Vols defensive back Brian Randolph, offensive lineman Marcus Jackson and linebacker Curt Maggitt also were named to at least one Freshman All-America team.

Tyler Bray
2010 Signees

QB Tyler Bray
OL Zach Fulton
WR Justin Hunter
OL Ja'Wuan James
DL Corey Miller
WR Da'Rick Rogers
DL Jacques Smith
OL James Stone

Full List of 2010 Signees

Tennessee's 2010 signing class didn't take long to make an impact on the field. Offensive linemen James Stone, Ja'Wuan James and Zach Fulton all stated games in their first year, while Tyler Bray set a freshman record with 1,537 passing yards in the regular season.

All told, 16 true freshmen from the 2010 class saw action, and nine started at least two games.

Janzen Jackson
2009 Signees

DB Eric Gordon
DT Montori Hughes
DB Janzen Jackson
LB Greg King
WR Zach Rogers
OL JerQuari Schofield
WR Marsalis Teague
DL Marlon Walls

Full List of 2009 Signees

Tennessee's 2009 class included future All-SEC player Janzen Jackson, who started nine games as a true freshman.

Tauren Poole
2008 Signees

RB Ben Bartholomew
LB Austin Johnson
LB Herman Lathers
RB Tauren Poole
OL Dallas Thomas
DB Prentiss Waggner
DL Gerald Williams

Full List of 2008 Signees

This class included five players from the state of Tennessee, but one of its most productive members turned out to be running back Tauren Poole, who rushed for 1,034 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior.

Quarterback prospect Casey Kelley opted to sign a professional baseball contract with the Boston Red Sox.

Eric Berry
2007 Signees

DB Eric Berry
WR Gerald Jones
DL Ben Martin
WR Denarius Moore
DB Dennis Rogan
DL Chris Walker
DB DeAngelo Willingham

Full List of 2007 Signees

Future All-America safety and first-round NFL Draft pick Eric Berry headlined the 2007 signing class. Berry, who started every game of his UT career, finished with 17 interceptions and set the SEC's all-time career interception return yardage record with 487. That mark is only 14 yards shy of Terrell Buckley's NCAA record.

Also included were players like Gerald Jones, Denarius Moore and Chris Walker, all three major contributors during their Tennessee career.

Jacques McClendon
2006 Signees

DL Walter Fisher
WR Quintin Hancock
K Daniel Lincoln
OL Jacques McClendon
OL Jarrod Shaw
TE Luke Stocker
LB LaMarcus Thompson

Full List of 2006 Signees

Chattanooga's Jacques McClendon, a future fourth-round NFL Draft pick, was one of the most highly rated players to sign with Tennessee in 2006. Tight end Luke Stocker, receiver Quintin Hancock and future All-America kicker Daniel Lincoln were also included in this class.

Dan Williams
2005 Signees

DL Wes Brown
QB Jonathan Crompton
RB Montario Hardesty
LB Rico McCoy
DB Demetrice Morley
OL Chris Scott
WR Lucas Taylor
DL Dan Williams

Full List of 2005 Signees

This class included four players who were selected in the 2010 NFL Draft, including first-round pick Dan Williams, running back Montario Hardesty, quarterback Jonathan Crompton and offensive tackle Chris Scott.

The 2005 class also included a several major contributors such as linebacker Rico McCoy, defensive lineman Wes Brown, wide receiver Lucas Taylor and center Josh McNeil.

Jerod Mayo
2004 Signees

QB Erik Ainge
DL Robert Ayers
RB Arian Foster
OL Ramon Foster
DB Jonathan Hefney
DB Inky Johnson
DL Jesse Mahelona
LB Jerod Mayo

Full List of 2004 Signees

A very productive signing class that helped pave the way to the 2007 SEC East championship, the 2004 group included two first-round draft picks in Robert Ayers and Jerod Mayo and two other draft picks in Erik Ainge and Jesse Mahelona.

Future Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster and Steelers offensive lineman Ramon Foster were also in this group, as was future pro punter Britton Colquitt.

Robert Meachem
2003 Signees

TE Brad Cottam
WR Robert Meachem
DL Turk McBride
OL Arron Sears
WR Jayson Swain
WR Bret Smith
OL Eric Young

Full List of 2003 Signees

Four players from this class were selected in the NFL Draft -- tight end Brad Cottam, defensive lineman Turk McBride, wide receiver Robert Meachem and offensive lineman Arron Sears, who also won the Jacobs Award, given by the SEC to the conference's best blocker.

Receivers Jayson Swain and Bret Smith as well as tackle Eric Young also had productive careers at Tennessee.

Jason Allen
2002 Signees

DB Jason Allen
LB Omar Gaither
DL Justin Harrell
DL J.T. Mapu
LB Marvin Mitchell
RB Gerald Riggs, Jr.
DB Jonathan Wade
K James Wilhoit

Full List of 2002 Signees

Another star-studded class, Tennessee signed seven future NFL Draft picks in the 2002 class -- Jason Allen, Parys Haralson, Omar Gaither, Jonathan Wade, Marvin Mitchell, Gibril Wilson and Justin Harrell.

This class, which also included James Banks, David Ligon, J.T. Mapu, Rob Smith, Gerald Riggs, Jr. and James Wilhoit played a major part in helping the Vols win the Eastern Division and reach the SEC championship game in 2004.

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