Vols find a lineman in their backyard

One week ago, Brett Kendrick (Knoxville, Tenn./Christian Academy) did not hold any Football Bowl Subdivision offers. Now he's set to play for his hometown Volunteers, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports.

Arkansas State extended a scholarship to the 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive tackle last Wednesday. He then received an offer from Tennessee and committed to the program on Saturday.

Kendrick is the eighth Class of 2013 verbal for Tennessee and fourth from within state lines.