Vols grab another local product

Wide receiver Joshua Smith (Knoxville, Tenn./Christian Academy) has committed to play for his hometown Volunteers, multiple sources report.

Smith had a highly-productive junior season catching 96 passes for 1,911 yards and 22 touchdowns but did not receive much attention on the recruiting trail. This spring, he was a standout on the Nike combine circuit posting an electronically-timed 4.58 40-yard dash, 4.37 20-yard shuttle, 33.3 inch vertical and 103.47 SPARQ.

He worked out for the Volunteers staff on campus during the week and impressed the coaches enough to earn a scholarship offer.

"I can't really describe it," he told the Times Free Press. "It was just so much excitement, really too much excitement for one night. I just tried to live it up with my family, who's most important to me, and give God the glory because he gave me this ability. I'm going to use it for him, so we'll just see what he has in store for me."

Smith's Knoxville Christian Academy teammate, under-the-radar offensive lineman Brent Kendrick, also recently committed to Tennessee. The Vols have nine verbals.