June 9, 2006

Vols Pursuing Houston Athlete

There are few more well-held beliefs in recruiting circles than the notion that the state of Texas produces boatloads of talent on a regular basis.

This year is no exception, and so it's not surprising that Tennessee is currently involved with targeting several prospects from the Lone Star State.

One of those is Houston athlete Tarence Farmer, a player who could wind up on either side of the ball in college.

Farmer (6-foot-1, 185 pounds, 4.47 40-yard dash) is a bit of a sleeper prospect in the talent-laden Houston area, but word about him is starting to leak out to more programs.

He was a teammate last fall of highly recruited Ian Symonette, who eventually signed with Miami before transferring to a new high school this year. Farmer said that Tennessee and some others first noticed him while recruiting his teammate.

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