Kiffin still keeps footprint in Southeast 

August, 28, 2012
Lane Kiffin knows Tennessee well. He's determined for that knowledge to benefit him.

The Southern California head coach is well on his way. He's nabbed the top prospect in Tennessee, safety Jalen Ramsey from Brentwood Academy, and the fourth-best prospect in Kentucky, defensive end Jason Hatcher from Trinity High School in Louisville.

Tee Martin
Kirby Lee/Image of Sport/US PresswireFormer Tennessee quarterback standout Tee Martin, now an assistant coach at USC, is the Trojans' not-so-secret recruiting weapon in the Southeast.
The key to those two four-star commitments? Kiffin said in a recent interview with a Knoxville, Tenn., radio station that it was the offseason acquisition of former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin. Martin coaches receivers for the Trojans, handles recruiting in much of the Southeast and was a key figure in wooing Ramsey and Hatcher.