We need Enrique back and Harris to not goto bama

It’s finally here, the last visit weekend before Signing Day, and while Tennessee doesn’t have an extensive guest list, the Vols will be looking to close with a bang. The opportunity to do so is there, with five-star tailback Enrique Davis among the trio of visitors we expect on campus.

Enrique Davis – 5-foot-11, 220 pounds, 4.39 40-yard dash – Tailback
Chatham, Va./Hargrave Military Academy

The Skinny: Davis is a HUGE wildcard in the Vols’ recruiting efforts. The biggest name left on the board by far, he’s exactly the kind of prospect that could allow Tennessee to close with a flourish if they can swing it.

Davis’ decision to decommit from Auburn earlier this month has been one of the most closely followed storylines in the recruiting world. Orginially from Florida, Davis signed with Auburn last February before heading to Hargrave for a post-grad year.

However, Tommy Tubberville’s decision to change offensive coordinators and move towards a spread offense didn’t sit well with Davis, a between-the-tackles guy with speed. Shortly after the staff changes, Davis de-committed and immediately began taking visits.

So far he’s been to Ole Miss and most recently Oregon this past weekend. He gave both visits high marks but hasn’t declared that anyone is his leader, making it appear that Tennessee has a legitimate shot at him coming down the stretch.

Davis has indicated that he may try and squeeze in a visit to Maryland as well, but the Knoxville trip could be his last one.

No one has emerged as a favorite in the ‘re-recruitment’ of Davis, but the Vols are still alive and swinging according to what the prospect himself told us earlier in the week.

“I know they are going to run that football and I know I can bring that to the table. I feel like I can learn from the backs there and I think they can make a run at a National Championship,” Davis told Volquest.com. “”I talked to Coach Fulmer and Coach Drayton today. They have showed me that they want me real bad. I have a good relationship with their staff.”

Davis had a chance to see Tennessee this fall when he traveled with his Hargrave team for the J.V. game. Davis did not play in that game because of an ankle injury, but the trip probably hasn’t hurt Tennessee as the Vols scramble to make a last-minute impression.

Davis has also indicated that he’s spoken with Tommy Tubbberville and the Auburn staff lately, noting that they were making an effort to show him how he would fit in the spread attack.

Rivals.com rates Davis as a five-star prospect and the No. 3 prep school prospect in the nation.

Jerrell Harris – 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, 4.5 40-yard dash – Outside linebacker
Gasden,Ala./Gasden City

The Skinny: The last official visit weekend is made for long shots, and most would say that term is applicable to Harris as it relates to Tennessee chances of siging him. But, as the old saying goes, ‘if you get them on campus you have a shot.’

Many have long assumed that Harris is heading to Alabama when it’s all said and done, but with a week left until Signing Day he hasn’t tabbed the Tide as his clear-cut leader.

Alabama got his first official visit way back on Dec. 7, but since then he’s been to Auburn, Clemson and Southern Cal, with the Vols’ visit wrapping his travel up.

It’s not hard to see why Harris’ recrutiment has been so hotly contested to this point. An electric athlete, he looks like he has the potential to develop into one of those prototypical SEC linebackers capable of terrorizing quarterbacks and chasing down plays on the other side of the field.

Who has the inside track though remains a mystery. Harris has been largely silent on his recrutiment since returning from his Auburn visit, and hasn’t given any interviews on that trip or this past weekend’s trek to Southern Cal.

Tennessee has hung around on the periphery of this recruitment since early in the game, but the Vols have never looked like a really prominent player. Pulling the last vist though is a sing that Phillip Fulmer and his staff have at least a puncher’s chance of landing the player that some consider the top linebacker in the South and one of the top players in the region period.

Rivals.com rates Harris as four-star prospect, the No. 34 overall player in the nation and the No. 3 outside linebacker in the Class of 2008.

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