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Ainge loves the Vols

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The plan for Hillsboro (Ore.) Glencoe quarterback Erik Ainge was to take all five of his visits and then sit down and make his college decision. That could still happen but after his visit to Tennessee this past weekend, it wouldn't surprise us if he ended the recruiting process sooner rather than later.
"It was amazing," Ainge said. "I can't believe the passion the people have for football there. They live for football down there and the atmosphere at the game was unreal. A lot of them even knew me and were asking for my autograph, it was crazy.
"The game itself was great. I definitely could see myself in that offense. It's a very quarteback friendly system and they have some great wide outs. It was just such a fun experience being there and seeing the crowd going crazy. The players on the team are all one big family and they treated me like they've known me forever.
"I'm still planning on taking my visit to Arizona State this weekend and I'm looking forward to it but that could be it. I still like Oregon and Oregon State and was going to visit them in January but I'm not sure now. There's a chance I could commit in the next few weeks and right now, Tennessee is definitely the top school on my list."
Ainge, 6-5, 200 pounds with one of the three strongest arms we saw all summer has already visited UCLA and has offers from all five of his favorites. He's also a talented basketball player but will likely focus soley on football in college.
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