Welcome to The Daily Beacon 2014 Tennessee Volunteers National Signing Day live blog. Throughout the day the blog will be updated to provide you with all the Vols news from NSD. Can't follow throughout the day? Follow @TPro_UTDB, @UTKBeaconSports and @UTKDailyBeacon to keep tabs on all the NSD updates on Twitter. All rankings are courtesy of Rivals.com.
Note: It was announced earlier that 3-star offensive lineman Orlando Brown would be heading to a junior college instead of Tennessee due to academic reasons. It has since been announced that Brown signed with the Oklahoma Sooners.
Note: 3-star linebacker from Oxen Hill, Md., Jerome Dews, will attend prep school this summer and will greyshirt for the Vols.
11:23 a.m. - The Berry twins – Evan and Elliot – became signees No. 18 and 19 for the Vols. Evan, a 4-star defensive back, and Elliot, a 3-star athlete, are the younger brothers of Volunteer legend Eric Berry. Evan ranks as the No. 22 defensive back in the class while Elliot ranks as the No. 34 athlete.
11:17 a.m. - Fomer Vol commit Kevin Mouhon – 4-star inside linebacker – signed with Cincinnati.
11:12 a.m. - Bryson Durden becomes the 17th signee for the Vols. He is a defensive back from McDonough, Ga. Might be a walk-on.
11:06 a.m. - 4-star defensive end Joe Henderson becomes signee No. 16. The Shaker Heights, Ohio native is ranked as the No. 14 defensive end in the class.
11:05 a.m. - 3-star defensive end Cory Thomas signs with Mississippi State. The McCalla, Ala. native was commited to Tennessee but flipped to the Bulldogs.
11:00 a.m. - Former Vol commit Lawrence Lee – 4-star wide receiver – signed with Missouri.
10:59 a.m. - 4-star defensive back Cortez McDowell becomes the 15th signee for the Vols. The Locust Grove, Ga. native is ranked as the No. 24 defensive back in the class.
10:15 a.m. - Chris Weatherd becomes the 14th signee for the Vols on NSD. The 4-star JUCO linebacker from Carrollton, Texas ranks as the No. 13 JUCO player nationally.
10:10 a.m. - 4-star defensive lineman Michael Sawyers becomes the 13th signee for the Vols. Sawyers – a Antioch, Tenn. native – was a Vanderbilt commit until James Franklin left for Penn State. He ranks as the No. 16 defensive tackle.
10:07 a.m. - The 12th signee of the day for the Vols is 4-star defensive end Derek Barnett. The Nashville, Tenn. native ranks No. 11 at his position and No. 169 nationally.
9:25 a.m. - 3-star offensive guard Charles Mosley – listed by UT at 6-foot-5, 362 pounds – becomes the 11th signee for Tennessee. The Brighton, Tenn. native ranks as the No. 25 offensive guard in the nation.
9:12 a.m. - 3-star Jashon Robertson makes it double digit signees for the Vols. The Nashville, Tenn. native is listed as a DL/OL, playing defensive tackle and offensive guard in high school.
9:03 a.m. - 4-star defensive end Dewayne Hendrix becomes the ninth signee for the Vols despite a late push from Missouri. The O'Fallon, Ill. native ranks as the No. 5 DE in the nation and the No. 78 player nationally.
8:52 a.m. - 4-star running back Treyvon Paulk becomes the eighth signee of the day for the Vols. The Alpharetta, Ga. native is the No. 12 running back in the nation and is the fourth signee at the position for Tennessee joinging Jalen Hurd, Derrell Scott and Chris Beck – a JUCO RB who will be a walk-on.
Paulk is recovering from a season-ending knee injury he suffered in September.
8:38 a.m. - The seventh signee for the Vols is 4-star linebacker Gavin Bryant. The Jackson, Ala. native ranks as the No. 19 linebacker nationally.
8:31 a.m. - 3-star kicker from Lewisburg, Tenn., Aaron Medley, is the sixth signee for the Vols. Medley is ranked as the No. 3 kicker in the nation.
8:27 a.m. - 4-star running back from Havelock, N.C., Derrell Scott, is the fifth signee for the Vols. Scott ranks as the No. 9 RB in the country and is the No. 202 player nationally.
8:23 a.m. - 4-star safety Rashann Gaulden becomes the Vols fourth signee. Gaulden was Vic Wharton's – Tennessee's third signee – teammate at Independence High School. Gaulden ranks as the No. 19 safety and is the No. 232 player nationally.
Gaulden recorded 193 tackles (117 solo) in his senior season. That's an average of 14.8 tackles per game.
8:20 a.m. - 4-star wide receiver from Nashville,Tenn., Vic Wharton becomes the third to fax in his NLI. Wharton was the first commitment for the Vols in 2014. He ranks as the No. 52 wide receiver in the country.
8:11 a.m. - Former Vol commit Davonte Lambert – JUCO defensive tackle – officially signed to Auburn.
7:36 a.m. - 4-star linebacker out of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Dillion Bates, becomes the second player to send in his NLI. Bates is ranked as the No. 2 linebacker in his class and the No. 41 player nationally.
7:11 a.m. - 4-star safety Todd Kelly Jr. is the first UT committ to send in his National Letter of Intent and kicks off NSD for the Vols. Kelly is the son of former UT and NFL player Todd Kelly Sr.
6:00 a.m. - 3-star offensive tackle Orlando Brown is not expected to sign with the Vols today due to academic reasons.
As a reminder, Tennessee signed 14 early enrollees that have already enrolled at the university. Those players are:
JUCO offensive lineman Dontavius Blair (4-star), athlete Neiko Creamer (3-star), tight end Daniel Helm (4-star), running back Jalen Hurd (5-star), linebacker Jakob Johnson (3-star), wide receiver Josh Malone (5-star), defensive end Dimarya Mixon (3-star), defensive back Emmanuel Moseley (3-star), defensive back D'Andre Payne (4-star), JUCO wide receiver Lavon Pearson (4-star), offensive lineman Ray Raulerson (3-star), offensive lineman Coleman Thomas (3-star), defensive tackle Owen Williams (3-star), tight end Ethan Wolf (3-star).