Jan. 14, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Five incoming football student-athletes have enrolled at the University of Tennessee. Joining the Vols are freshman wide receiver Paul Harris (Accokeek, Md.), freshman athlete Lemond Johnson (Cooper City, Fla.), junior defensive back Riyahd Jones (Columbus, Ga.), freshman athlete Jalen Reeves-Maybin (Clarksville, Tenn.) and freshman linebacker Corey Vereen (Winter Garden, Fla.).
Freshman Wide Receiver 6-4 195
Accokeek, Md. (Frederick Douglass)
Prospect RankingsRivals: 4-star Scout: 3-star 247Sports: 3-star ESPN: 3-star
AT FREDERICK DOUGLASS HIGH SCHOOL Ranked as the 39th-best wide receiver prospect in the nation by Rivals.com...Was a consensus Maryland All-State selection in 2012...Hauled in 32 receptions for 732 yards and 11 touchdowns to help lead Frederick Douglass to a second-consecutive Class 2A state runner-up finish as a senior...Kicked a game-winning, 26-yard field goal to give the Eagles a playoff victory over Patuxent...As a junior, had 39 receptions for 735 yards and 12 touchdowns...Also named to the 2012 Washington Post All-Met First Team...Participated in the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl...Invited to "The Opening," an all-star prospect camp...Began his prep career at DeMatha Catholic High School where he played two seasons for Bill McGregor...Played for Frederick Douglass-PG Head Coach J.C. Pickney.
PERSONAL Full Name: Paul Jerome Harris ... Born April 25, 1994 ... Son of Tiasha Carter.
Freshman Athlete 6-1 190
Cooper City, Fla. (Cooper City)
Prospect RankingsRivals: 3-star Scout: 3-star 247Sports: 3-star ESPN: 3-star
AT COOPER CITY SCHOOL
Three-star standout that is ranked as the 44th-best athlete in the nation by Rivals.com...Played quarterback, wide receiver and safety at Cooper City High School the last two years...Began his high school career at Garner Magnet High School in Raleigh, N.C., where he earned all-conference honors as a freshman and sophomore...Ranked No. 16 on the Miami Herald's Broward County Top 25 for 2013 list, as well as the Orlando Sun Sentinel's Palm Beach/Broward Super60...Played for Cooper City Head Coach Art Taylor.
PERSONAL Full Name: Lemond Tracey Johnson...First Name Pronounced: LEE-mihnd...Born: Sept. 11, 1994...Son of Lemond and Nekeya Johnson ... Father served as defensive backs coach at Cooper City High School ... Brother of Britany, Le'Asia.
Junior Defensive Back 6-0 186
Columbus, Ga. (Carver/Georgia Southern/Garden City C.C.)
Prospect RankingsRivals: 3-star Scout: 3-star 247Sports: 3-star
AT GARDEN CITY C.C. Three-star prospect who's ranked the No. 18 junior-college cornerback in the 247Composite for the 2013 class...Helped Garden City C.C. to a Mississippi Bowl Championship...Timed at 4.49 seconds in the 40-yard dash...Recorded 22 tackles and a team-leading five pass breakups in 10 games at Garden City C.C.
AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN Played in 10 games, including seven starts...Finished with nine tackles, one pass breakup, and one fumble recovery...Helped Georgia Southern to a 10-5 record and an NCAA FCS Semifinal game appearance, the first appearance in the semis for the Eagles since 2002.
AT CARVER HIGH SCHOOL Three-star Rivals.com standout that was part of the 13-1 team that went to the semifinals of the GHSA state championships...As a junior, caught 27 passes for 405 yards and five touchdowns...Participated in the Georgia National Underclassmen Combine...Played for Carver Head Coach Del McGee.
PERSONAL Full Name: Riyahd Andre Jones...First Name Pronounced: Ree-YAHD...Born: May 4, 1993...Son of Charles and Billesses...Brother of Jalen.
Freshman Athlete 6-1 200
Clarksville, Tenn. (Northeast)
Prospect Rankings Rivals: 4 star Scout: 4 star 247Sports: 4 star
AT NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL A four-star recruit...Rated as Tennessee's No. 5 player in the class of 2013 and the nation's No. 135 prospect by 247Sports and No. 242 overall in the industry-generated 247Composite...Is listed at Tennessee as an athlete but was ranked the 15th best outside linebacker by Scout.com...Rivals.com also ranked him as the 13th-strongest player at his position and the seven strongest in the state of Tennessee ... Gained more than 2,000 rushing yards as a senior, including 1,000 yards in three postseason games, with more than 300 yards in each game ... Scored five touchdowns in playoff game against eventual state champion Beech ... All-State on defense in 2012 by the Tennessee Sports Writers ... First-team all-state linebacker as a junior...District offensive player of the year as a junior...Area player of the year as a junior...Area offensive player of the year as a sophomore...Invited to "The Opening", an all-star summer prospect camp held on the Nike Campus...Recorded 103 tackles, 1 sack, 10 forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries returning one for a TD as a junior while also running for 1,468 yards at 31 touchdowns on 170 attempts and completing 50.9% of his passes for 1,267 yards and 15 touchdowns...Coached by Isaac Shelby at Northeast High School.
PERSONAL Full Name: Jalen Ahmad Reeves-Maybin ... Born Jan. 31, 1995 ... Son of LaDawn Reeves and Marques Maybin ... His father played basketball at Louisville.
Freshman Linebacker 6-2 230
Winter Garden, Fla. (West Orange)
Prospect RankingsRivals: 3-star Scout: 3-star 247Sports: 3-star ESPN: 4-star
AT WEST ORANGE HIGH SCHOOL Rated as a four-star recruit and the 21st-best linebacker in the nation by ESPN...Recorded 31 sacks over his final two seasons at West Orange High School...Was named to the Orlando Sun Sentinel's 2011 All-Central Florida Defensive Team after making 59 tackles, including 14 for a loss, and setting a school-record with 16 sacks during his junior season...Added 15 more sacks as a senior...Ranked No. 3 in the Orlando Sun Sentinel's Central Florida Super60...Played in the Central Florida All-Star Game and FACA North-South All-Star Game...Played for West Orange High School Head Coach Chip Petree.
Full Name: Corey Allen Vereen...Born: June 15, 1995...Son of Danny and Sharon... Brother of Danny, Brandon and Chris.