(AP) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Derek Dooley has managed to put together one of the top 2011 recruiting classes in the country with the 27 prospects he added on signing day.
Dooley, in his second signing day with the Volunteers, has assembled a class ranked among the dozen best in the nation.
Tennessee did not sign a five-star recruit, but landed the top two in-state prospects in Nashville offensive lineman Antonio Richardson and tight end Cameron Clear from Memphis.
Dooley stocked up on offensive and defensive linemen and defensive backs - areas that proved to be the Vols' greatest need after back-to-back coaching turnovers and injuries depleted the roster.
Midway through national signing day on Wednesday, Tennessee's signing class was ranked 10th by Scout.com and 12th by Rivals.com.
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