2012 Volunteers A new season and a VERY young team on our hands here. Outstanding Freshmen from the 2011 Season: QB David Johnson stood in for Ernst after the injury and made headlines. Current Rating is 83 Overall. MLB J. Daniel came in last year as a highly recruited prospect and proved himself immensely on the field. As a starting linebacker he makes all offenses nervous. As a sophomore his rating is 89 overall. Key Players for the 2012 Season: Look for QB Eric Ernst to make a return as he was injured for most of the 2011 Season. With 86 Speed, 86 Thp, and 86 Tha he will be sure to be a dual threat this year. It's going to be a hard decision to see who starts at runningback this year for the Vols. HB David Oku and HB Bryce Brown are both equally rated at 96. Both are speedy and agile, making them huge threats in the open field. It looks like Brown will be the one to get the job though as he is a Senior. But look for Oku to make headlines as well. The Receiving core at Tenn looks stacked as well. The three starting receivers have 94+ Speed, making this passing attack look scary. We also have a great line, so blocking and protection should not be an issue with both Tackles being rated 94 and 95. With the inside being in the high 80s. The defense line should also hold their own. When it comes to the defense, we are stacked at linebackers. We got a 89 overall SO out there and a 92 overall ROLB. Expect the secondary to control their parts of the field with the starters all being rated 90 or better. All are very speedy as well. Summary: The Volunteers look to be fast and high powered this year. They could very easily make a SEC Championship run and possibly a BCS Bowl.