McClendon heads Tennessee's recruiting class of 2006

McClendon heads Tennessee's recruiting class of 2006


KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- Tennessee coaches received commitments from 21 high school players Tuesday, the national college football signing day. That's the first day high school players can finalize their commitment to a school by signing a national letter of intent.

Headlining UT's list is Chattanooga's Jacques McClendon, a PARADE All-America offensive lineman who is rated the fourth best offensive guard by ESPN's Tom Lemming.

In all, UT received commitments from prospects in a dozen different states, but a couple are from close to home.

Tight end Lee Smith is from Powell. His father is Daryle Smith, who played at offensive tackle for the Vols from 1984-86.

Tailback Dustin Lindsey is from Alcoa.

Another signee, is also the son of a former UT player. Chad Cunningham of Dawsonville, Ga., is the son of Rory Cunningham, who played for the Vols as an offensive guard from 1979-81. Chad is considered to be one of the nation's to kicker prospects.

Defensive end Walter Fisher, was already on board after enrolling in January.

But one commitment got away. Tight end Michael Goggans switched his commitment and signed with Auburn.

Tennessee Volunteers Class of 2006

Name Pos. Ht Wt Hometown (School)
Chad Cunningham K 6-2 200 Dawsonville, Ga. (Dawson County)
Dorian Davis LB 6-1 205 Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City)
Blake Garretson DL 6-3 277 Morristown (Morrristown East)
Justin Garrett DB 6-2 200 Baton Rouge, La. (Istrouma Senior/Pasadena [Calif.] City College)
Quintin Hancock WR 6-2 185 St. Augustine, Fla. (St. Augustine)
Ramone Johnson OL 6-4 305 Chicago, Ill. (Morgan Park)
Daniel Lincoln K 6-0 195 Ocala, Fla. (Forest)
Dustin Lindsey TB 6-1 225 Alcoa (Alcoa)
Jacques McClendon OL 6-3 325 Chattanooga (The Baylor School)
Darius Myers OL 6-6 320 Cordova (Cordova/Hargrave [Va.] Military Academy)
Chase Nelson DL 6-4 255 Tulsa, Okla. (Union)
Cody Pope OL 6-5 270 San Diego, Calif. (Cathedral Catholic)
Stephaun Raines WR 6-1 175 Dalton, Ga. (Dalton)
Jarrod Shaw DL 6-4 330 Lafayette, La. (Northside)
Lee Smith TE 6-6 245 Powell (Powell)
Nick Stephens QB 6-4 205 Flower Mound, Texas (Flower Mound)
Luke Stocker TE 6-6 235 Berea, Ky. (Madison Southern)
Victor Thomas DL 6-4 250 Olive Branch, Miss. (Olive Branch)
LaMarcus Thompson LB 6-1 200 Stone Mountain, Ga. (Redan)
Brent Vinson ATH 6-2 180 Hampton, Va. (Phoebus)
Gerald Williams LB 6-4 225 Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. (Boyd Anderson)
Signed and Currently Enrolled
Walter Fisher DE 6-3 265 Nashville (Hillsboro/Coffeyville [Kan.] CC)
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