This past weekend, roughly 200 high school football players were on campus for a camp designed to pick out further recruits for Tennessee's recruiting class of 2014 and 2015.
Notably, Georgia linebacker Kevin Mouhon announced his commitment to UT on Sunday, and Miami commit Alin Edouard, a 2014 quarterback from Florida, announced that he could easily see a "switch" coming in his near future.
Mouhon, a four-star linebacker recruit from Norcross High School was reserved on Saturday about his decision before making it public, but confident about his abilities on the field.
"I'm aggressive. I can get to the ball carrier," Mouhon said. "I can help the team overall."
In addition, Elliot and Evan Berry, who were not visible but in attendance, still have not declared their final destination. The twin brothers, younger siblings of former Vol safety Eric Berry, are quiet about the decision, but have a strong family tradition of playing at the University of Tennessee. Their father, James, also played on the team in the late 1970's.
New head coach Butch Jones has been extremely active in recruiting, giving the Vols a No. 1 2014 recruiting class in the country according to 24/7 Sports, with 24 commitments, leaving six more spots to potentially fill.
Saturday was brimming with excitement, as many players were still trying to become noticed, while still others were weighing their options.
Chris Williams of Sandy Creek High in Georgia is one of those still on the fence, say- ing he is "back and forth" between SEC rivals Ole Miss and Tennessee, and that in his mind the schools are now "neck and neck" but that he will likely have a final decision within the next month.
A class of 2014 holdout, Williams also acknowledged Tennessee's strong fan base, and that it would not have an impact on his decision, saying UT fans are much more excited than those at Ole Miss.
"Fan base is much different," Williams said. "Tennessee fans are on a whole other level."
In fact, among all prospects the mood was positive, as players were enthusiastic about Jones and his staff's hands-on approach to the camp, and the high expectations for the upcoming season.
"The coaches make you feel like you're already a part of them, makes you feel like you're at home. You can tell they're more instructing, like, they actually show you how to do it right, and they coach you up to make you be the best you can be," Class of 2016 prospect Dorian Banks of Sevier County said.
Michael Weber, a class of 2015 potential recruit from Detroit, also received an offer on Saturday from Coach Jones on his first camp, and indicated that Tennessee is near the top.
"Really they showed interest in me, and I've showed interest in them for a really long time," Weber said.
Weber, who has talked to Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State and Syracuse, was also interested in the academic side of Tennessee and optimistic about his chances for success.
Eric Swinney, a four-star potential running-back from Georgia, made an appearance as well. While still a rising junior in high school, the 5-foot- 10, 190-pound running back has received offers from Tennessee, Ole Miss, Auburn, Florida State, Arkansas, Vanderbilt and several other schools, totaling 13 scholarship offers.
However, he is tight-lipped about any final decision, saying that any choice about a list would come "sometime in the spring" and has another trip planned for Auburn later in the year.