Sunday, February 3, 2013
Vols have top 2014 target in sights
By Dave Hooker
After one particular visit, Class of 2014 wide reciver Neiko Creamer (Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian) said he's leaning toward announcing his college decision Thursday.
Creamer said his visit this weekend to Knoxville put the Tennessee Volunteers in the lead for his services -- thanks in part to new coach Butch Jones.
"It was a great experience," the junior said of his time at UT. "My dad played there so I just wanted to see it. I was impressed with the facilities and Coach Jones, and how he's turning the program around."
Creamer's father, Andre Creamer, was a defensive back for the Volunteers in the 1980s. The younger Creamer is turning into one of the top prospects in the East.
In addition to Tennessee, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound receiver has scholarship offers from Boston College, Temple, Rutgers, Syracuse and West Virginia. He also has strong interest from Kansas and Notre Dame.
Creamer said he'd like to announce his decision the day after national signing day, Feb. 7, though he isn't 100 percent certain he will.
"I might change it or I might not," Creamer said. "It depends on what my coaches says and what people around me think I should do."
Tennessee already has one commitment for the 2014 class. Athlete Vic Wharton (Nashville, Tenn./Independence) committed to the Vols in late December.