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Tennessee Football recruiting letdown; Baseball Vols; Chaz Lanier; SEC

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Dave Hooker and Caleb Calhoun discuss Tennessee Football on the recruiting trail, the basketball Vols picking up a major transfer and UT Baseball in the NCAA Tournament. Off the Hook Sports’ Tuesday, May 28 podcast also looks at the Kentucky Wildcats on the hardwood, the SEC spring meetings and Nico Iamaleava’s brother committing elsewhere.

‘865 Live’ results in no commits for Tennessee Football

After a gigantic recruiting weekend on Rocky Top, Tennessee Football wrapped up Memorial Day weekend with no new pickups. How much of a concern is this for the Vols? Does it have to do with Josh Heupel focusing more heavily on success in 2024 than picking up players on the trail for 2025?

Brother of Tennessee Football QB to UCLA

In addition to picking up no commits after the “865 Live” event in Knoxville, Tenn., the Vols lost out on four-star 2025 quarterback Madden Iamaleava. The brother of Tennessee Football quarterback Nico Iamaleava committed to the UCLA Bruins. Does this matter since UT has George MacIntyre? Could it actually be a good thing?

What Chaz Lanier brings to Vols

On Friday, North Florida Ospreys transfer Chaz Lanier committed to Tennessee Basketball over the Kentucky Wildcats and the BYU Cougars. How big of a get is this for Rick Barnes and the Vols? Will Lanier end up being UT’s go-to scorer in similar fashion to Dalton Knecht, or will another transfer fill that void in 2024-25?

Is Kentucky Basketball desirable anymore?

Given the fact that UK under Mark Pope lost out on a top transfer like Chaz Lanier to the Vols, and amidst John Calipari’s decision to bolt for the Arkansas Razorbacks, are the Wildcats even that attractive of a place anymore? Does the program in Lexington, Ky., recruit, or was Calipari and the coaching the reason for the top players going there?

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SEC spring meetings underway

Greg Sankey kicked off the Southeastern Conference spring meetings in Destin, Fla., Monday by talking about the future of college athletics amidst NIL and the recent NCAA settlement. He also discussed SEC scheduling and Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jaden Rashada’s lawsuit against Billy Napier and a Florida Gators booster.

Baseball Vols begin NCAA Tournament

For the second time in three years, Tennessee Baseball enters the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed on the heels of winning the SEC regular season and tournament championship. Tony Vitello’s team missed out on the College World Series when this last happened. Is it now national championship or bust for Rocky Top?

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