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djsdawg
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re: Edit: 4* OT Tate Ratledge commits to the Dawgs!
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The list of UT legacies we’ve whiffed on the past 5 years is huge and I think stored on another board if I can find it.


I would love to see this list.


Long Dawg
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re: Edit: 4* OT Tate Ratledge commits to the Dawgs!
It’s worse than that. Before Justin Fields junior year at Harrison High, he and his Dad arranged a recruiting trip to Knoxville to go see Tennessee and what their program had to offer - this was before his rise as a prospect - the VOLS football staff pretty much blew him off - and by then the damage was done and UT was never given a second chance to get back in - as Fields rose to #1 or #2 in the rankings by his Senior year.
This post was edited on 5/13 at 11:25 pm


sand mountainDvalues
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re: Edit: 4* OT Tate Ratledge commits to the Dawgs!
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Yall did get 2 of the best OT in the country last year. He was probably looking at that too


Pittman has signed like a dozen blue chip lineman the past 3 years


sand mountainDvalues
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re: Edit: 4* OT Tate Ratledge commits to the Dawgs!
Butch Jones slow played Trevor Lawrence in favor of Emory Jones. There are literally dozens of recruitments we’ve messed up in hilarious fashion the past 10 years.

It is incredible Neyland still gets close to ~100k on Saturdays.


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sand mountainDvalues
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re: Edit: 4* OT Tate Ratledge commits to the Dawgs!
Jalen Ramsey
Vonn Bell
Jay Guillermo (starting C on Clemson’s first two NC appearances)
Corn Elder
Van Jefferson (Tommy Thigpen called his mom a cunt and ruined any chance we had)
Ugo Amadi (not recruited)
Dillon Mitchell (not recruited)
Joejuan Williams (not recruited)
Tyrel Dodson (wasn’t recruited, ended up being one of A&Ms best players)
Tee Higgins
Amari Rodgers
Trevor Lawrence
Chase Hayden
Cade Mays
Max Wray
Master Teague

Just off the top of my head.


And that is not taking into account guys like Jacoby Stevens and Jacob Phillips, who despite being 3 hours away were not shown any attention by Butch’s staff. Or guys like Jalen McClesky who were legacies and have turned out to be very decent college players.


footballtimeintn
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re: Edit: 4* OT Tate Ratledge commits to the Dawgs!
To be fair some of those guys haven’t proven anything and there’s a couple that Nick Saban wouldn’t have gotten to Tennessee. Ramsay, Elder, Wray... none of those were ever going to Tennessee.


armtackledawg
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re: Edit: 4* OT Tate Ratledge commits to the Dawgs!
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Pittman has signed like a dozen blue chip lineman the past 3 years


Yes, but the OTs last year were not in same tier as the ones UT signed. There is at least 2 years of separation from the 5 star competition for him.


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sand mountainDvalues
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re: Edit: 4* OT Tate Ratledge commits to the Dawgs!
There was no chance Wray would come here due to Lyle running the show.


Jalen was never going to come play for Dooley.


Every single guy on that list is good
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DawgsLife
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re: Edit: 4* OT Tate Ratledge commits to the Dawgs!
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Pittman has signed like a dozen blue chip lineman the past 3 years

While true, Tennessee is definitely on the right track. If you guys can grab 1 or 2 more top flight OT's this year you will have both talent and depth. Pruitt's strength is defense, and he seems to be getting some top flight offensive players now, too.


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