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Sickels will return to Tennessee

Class of 2013 defensive end Garrett Sickels will be making his third trip to Tennessee in less than a month.
Sickels, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end from Little Silver (N.J.) Red Bank Regional, is already very familiar with the Volunteers and he'll be getting an even closer look at Derek Dooley's program very shortly.
"The only trip I have planned is October 15 to see Tennessee and LSU," Sickels said on Saturday.
"I really like the defensive line coach. Really it's the whole coaching staff there that I like. They're really nice. The facilities are really great and the weight room is nice. The stadium and the culture down there in Knoxville are great."
While Sickels certainly seems to be giving a lot of thought to Tennessee, other schools are in play, too.
"I definitely want to visit Florida and Alabama," he added. "I might go down to Alabama for their spring game.
"I'm going to catch a Rutgers game, too."
Is Sickels leaning towards moving south to play football?
"Not really, because I do like a few schools up north," he said. "I've been in contact with Notre Dame and Michigan and I do love Rutgers."
Sickels said Purdue and West Virginia will probably be the next schools to offer.