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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Vols offer two Chicago-area juniors Monday

By Jared Shanker

The new staff at Tennessee has been hot on the trail with 2013 and 2014 prospects the last few weeks, and the Volunteers are handing out several 2014 offers. Two juniors from the Chicago area are among the latest.

ESPN Watch List offensive tackle Jamarco Jones (Chicago/De La Salle) was offered when the Volunteers came to his high school Monday. That same day, Tennessee was at Chatham (Ill.) Glenwood to offer 2014 tight end Daniel Helm.

"It's a really nice offer and I'm going to consider it very thoroughly," Helm wrote in a text message. "I know the coaching staff there has used the tight end a lot and they've been successful pretty much everywhere they've been. I'm hoping they can do the same with Tennessee."

Both Helm and Jones have several offers each from BCS programs already.