Defensive line

Returning:DT: Seniors: Maurice Couch; Daniel McCullers; Daniel Hood.Junior: Greg Clark.Sophomores: Trevarris Saulsberry; Allan Carson.RS Freshman: Danny O’Brien///DE: Seniors: Jacques Smith; Corey Miller; Marlon Walls.Junior: Jordan Williams.RS Freshman: LaTroy Lewis

Incoming:DE: Jason Carr (4-star); Corey Vereen (3-star); Malik Brown (3-star); Jaylen Miller (3-star); Kendal Vickers (3-star)


Current 2014 commitments:

.Joe Henderson(6-4/225/Cleveland, Ohio/3-star): Henderson recently made news by winning the defensive line MVP at the Nike Football Training Camp in Columbus, Ohio over some of the top defensive line prospects in the nation. He chose UT over offers from Arkansas, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Ole Miss.

Level of need:Defensive end: Moderate. With five defensive ends coming in via the 2013 class and Henderson already in the fold for 2014, defensive end won’t be a top priority going forward. But with three contributors ­- Smith, Walls and Miller – set to graduate after 2013, adding another player or two is a possibility.


Joe Henderson camp highlights (via ESPN)