After striking out on offensive lineman prospects for the 2012 class, the Tennessee coaching staff, and new offensive line coach Sam Pittman have been going after many big time targets for the 2013 class. One of those lineman is Irvine,California center Dane Crane. Crane, who's father played tight end for USC, recently has heard a lot from the voice of Pittman.
"Tennessee has a lot of tradition, it has won a national championship, and has gotten a lot of guys to the NFL."
The six-foot three-inches California kid has a major background of football. Having his father play college football has really helped Dane realize "this is something I'm going to do."
While Coach Dooley expressed his way of recruiting of not being "built on hot sauce and chest bumping." The California native said that it is "real important to me."
"I'm looking for a good education. I want to go somewhere, where I'm going to like living for four years. I also want to go into a strong built program. But I really want to go somewhere that I have a good relationship with my position coach."
With a recent Colorado Buffaloes offer, Crane will soon find his way to Knoxville where he hopes he can land another offer . "I'm very excited for the trip... the Cali star noted. Although he isn't visiting the Vols until next weekend, Crane did recenlty take a junior day visit to his dad's alma mater USC.
"The trip was pretty good. I talked to Coach Orgeron, and met with some of the line coaches. They are being very conservative with who they offer on the o-line, so not real sure about an offer."
Crane also mentioned of a visit up to Washington, Washington State, Colorado, and UCLA in the future.