January 6, 2009

State's Best Talks Vols, Recruiting

As far back as the fall of 2007 there's been very little mystery about Memphis wide receiver Marlon Brown sitting at or near the top of Tennessee's recruiting wish list. That certainly hasn't changed as Signing Day 2009 approaches, but just what college uniform Brown ends up wearing remains an ongoing mystery.

Tennessee has been in the mix with Brown since he first emerged as a prospect, but even prior to the wholesale coaching staff changes the Vols were hardly a shoe-in to land him.

Now, with less than a month remaining until a decision is due, the Vols and new head coach Lane Kiffin find themselves in a dogfight for the player regarded as the top-prospect in the state and one of the top high school receivers in the nation.

Kiffin made it a point to make a visit to Brown his first recruiting stop when he got the job.

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