- Dave Hooker, Reporter, RecruitingNation
A top prospect could soon be in the mix for Tennessee after the school fired head coach Derek Dooley on Sunday.
ESPN 300 linebacker prospect E.J. Levenberry was never a prime target for the Vols after it hired defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri in January. Sunseri, who has long recruited the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md., area, never made the ESPN 300 linebacker a priority, according to the Levenberry family. Depending on who Tennessee hires as its next coach, that could change. If so, the Levenberrys will listen.
"Only other school that he is interested in," Levenberry's father, Eric Levenberry, stated via text message.
Levenberry committed to Florida State in April over Tennessee, Oklahoma and Michigan. He had long professed interest in the Volunteers, whose previous assistant coaches recruited him heavily.
"He loves the fans," Eric Levenberry. "He loved the game day atmosphere more than any other school. Only other school he would take an official visit to."
In 11 games, Levenberry has recorded 140 tackles. He also has 107 solo tackles, 26 tackles for loss, 11 pass deflections, 22 quarterback hurries and an interception this season.
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