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Six New Vols Begin Classes Wednesday



Jan. 12, 2011

University of Tennessee classes have resumed, and six incoming football student-athletes attended their first classes today.

Joining the Vols are: Justin Coleman, Mack Crowder, Vincent Dallas, Brendan Downs, Marcus Jackson and Justin Worley.

Last season, Tennessee had eight early enrollees join the squad in January: Tyler Bray, Channing Fugate, Ja'Wuan James, Ted Meline, Corey Miller, Matt Milton, Matt Simms and Jacques Smith.

Justin Coleman
Defensive Back, 5-11, 180
Brunswick, Ga. (Brunswick HS)

Prospect Rankings
Rivals: 4-star(No. 17 overall cornerback, No. 16 overall prospect in Georgia)
Scout: 3-stars (No. 45 overall cornerback)
ESPN: 3-star (No. 30 overall safety)

Honors: Named to the Rivals250 Team by Rivals.com...Selected to GACA North South All-Star Game.
Stats: As a junior in 2009, totaled 83 tackles, six interceptions and six pass-break-ups...Also returned a kickoff for touchdown as a junior...Tallied 71 tackles, four pass-break-ups, three sacks and two interceptions as a sophomore in 2008.
Misc.: Helped team to undefeated district season in 2010...As a junior, finished second in class 4-A at the state championships in the 300-meter hurdles (38.8) and fifth in the 110-meter hurdles (14.6)...Full Name: Justin Coleman...Coach at Brunswick High School: Maurice Freeman.

Mack Crowder
Offensive Lineman, 6-2, 275
Bristol, Tenn. (Tennessee HS)

Prospect Rankings
Rivals: 3-star (No. 14 overall center, No. 8 overall prospect in Tennessee)
Scout: 3-star (No. 9 overall center)
ESPN: 3-star (No. 7 overall center)

 

 

Honors: Earned All-State, All-Northeast Tenn., All-Conference and All-Region honors as a senior in 2010...Also named to the PrepStar Dream Team as a senior...As a junior in 2009, named All-Northeast Tenn., All-Conference and All-Region...Earned recognition with a selection to the East-West All-Star Team in the state of Tennessee...Rated the No. 6 overall prospect in Tenn., by the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Stats: Helped team rush for 180 yards per game as a senior.
Misc.: Has two brothers, Michael (Princeton) and Matt (Cornell) also play college football...2010 Team Captain and part of 2009 Conference Championship...Active member of FCA and Beta Club...2010 Homecoming King at Tennessee High...Full Name: Mackenzie James Crowder...Coach at Tennessee High: Greg Stubbs.

Vincent Dallas
Athlete, 6-0, 180
Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove HS)

Prospect Rankings
Rivals: 3-star (No. 52 overall athlete, No. 36 overall prospect in Georgia)
Scout: 3-star (No. 70 overall wide receiver)
ESPN: 3-star (No. 42 overall athlete)

Honors: Named All-State as both a senior in 2010 and junior in 2009...Selected to GACA North/South All-Star Game.
Stats: Caught 37 passes for over 800 yards as a junior...Also as a junior, compiled five interceptions on defense.
Misc.: Also in a standout track athlete...As a sophomore in 2009, was a member of the fourth-fastest 4x400 meter relay squad in the nation, which also holds the DeKalb County record...Full Name: Vincent Demetrius Dallas...Coach at Cedar Grove: Raymond Bonner.

Brendan Downs
Tight End, 6-6, 230
Bristol, Tenn. (Tennessee HS)

Prospect Rankings
Rivals: 3-star (No. 28 overall tight end, No. 7 overall prospect in Tennessee)
Scout: 3-star (No. 26 overall tight end)
ESPN: 3-star (No. 32 overall tight end)

Honors: Earned All-Region honors as both a senior in 2010 and junior in 2009...Named All-Conference as a senior.
Stats: As a senior, had team-high 34 receptions for 470 yards and four touchdowns...As a junior, tallied eight receptions for 204 yards.
Misc.: 2010 Team Captain and part of 2009 Conference Championship...Holds Viking Football power clean record¡KAlso a standout track athlete and on the basketball court, earning All-Conference honors in both as a junior...Averaged 6.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as a junior for the Vikings basketball team...Full Name: C. Brendan Downs...Coach at Tennessee High: Greg Stubbs.

Marcus Jackson
Offensive Lineman, 6-3, 325
Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach HS)

Prospect Rankings
Rivals: 3-star (No. 13 overall guard, No. 51 overall prospect in Florida)
Scout: 3-star (No. 15 overall guard)
ESPN: 4-star (No. 6 overall guard, No. 87 overall prospect in nation)

Honors: Member of Under Armour All-America Team...ESPNU 150 Team...Earned All-Area honors as both a senior in 2010 and junior in 2009.
Misc.: Full Name: Marcus Jackson...Coach at Vero Beach: Gary Coggin.

Justin Worley
Quarterback, 6-5, 200
Rock Hill, S.C. (Northwestern HS)

Prospect Rankings
Rivals: 3-star (No. 30 overall pro-style quarterback, No. 19 overall prospect in South Carolina)
Scout: 3-star (No. 37 overall quarterback)
ESPN: 3-star (No. 18 overall quarterback)

Honors: As a senior in 2010, earned Gatorade National Player of the Year accolades, becoming the first ever player from South Carolina to earn the honors in any sport...Finalist for the Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year award...Earned South Carolina Player of the Year honors...Named to RivalsHigh 2010 All-America Team and selected as RivalsHigh Offensive Player of the Year...SCPrepNation.com Player of the Year...Named All-State as a senior and junior in 2009...Honored as the National Sophomore of the Year in 2008 by MaxPreps.
Stats: Finished career with 13,385 passing yards and 157 touchdowns...As a senior, threw for 5,315 yards and a state-record 64 touchdowns, while also rushing for six TDs...Completed 429-590 passes (.727) in final year...Finished 26-of-42 for 263 yards and five TDs in 2010 State Championship victory...Compiled 4,366 passing yards and 42 TDs as a junior...Threw for 3,641 yards and 50 TDs in sophomore campaign.
Misc.: Won Class AAAA, Division II State Championship as a senior in 2010 against Greenwood High School to cap a 15-0 record...Led team to state championship...game in 2008 against South Pointe High School...Also a standout in basketball and baseball at Northwestern...Full Name: Justin Worley...Coach at Northwestern: Jimmy Wallace.

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