Vols Hire Nation’s Top Recruiter Just in Time for Year’s Biggest Recruiting Weekend

New Tennessee head football coach Lane Kiffin made a run at Georgia’s lead recruiter and former point man for the Vols, Rodney Garner, to no avail. However, Kiffin’s back-up plan will work just fine, thank-you.

Alabama outside linebackers coach Lance Thompson will join the Vols after two years under Nick Saban in Tusculoosa. Thompson’s tenure with the Tide included landing the nation’s top-rated recruiting class in 2008, many of which contributed significantly as Alabama claimed the SEC West title. For his efforts, Rivals.com named Thompson as the national recruiter of the year.

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1/16/09