July 10, 2006

Joe Haden has the Vols on his short list

As the Vols search for playmakers in the class of 2007, names continue to pop up along the way as possibilities. One of those names is Maryland athlete Joe Haden.

Haden is a high school quarterback from Fort Washington, Md., who is spending his summer preparing for college life at a different position.

"Everyone is now recruiting me as a wide receiver," Haden said. "So I am working this summer in my free time on running routes and catching passes. This fall I will play quarterback, but I am not going to be a full time quarterback in college."

The 5-foot-10, 190-pound is a December graduate and currently favors four schools.

"Right now, my top four are Tennessee, Florida, Ohio State and Pittsburgh," Haden said. "I was at Tennessee earlier this summer and I am heading to Florida for camp on July 21st."

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