The Tennessee Volunteers looked west for their quarterback if the future and landed a true golden arm nugget from the Golden State.
The Vols picked up the services of Tyler Bray (6-6, 190, 4.9) from Kingsburg, Calif., and the Vols get a good one here.
Bray was a regular at almost every camp that there was out on the west coast and a bunch others. The one constant at every camp was the fact that Bray got better with every appearance.
It is a good bet that Bray's best days are ahead of him and that is good news for Vol fans. He was a three-sport standout for Kingsburg so once he gives 100 percent focus to football, he could grow in leaps and bounds as a football player.
Kingsburg head coach Dave Steele explained his decision.
"Tyler de-committed from San Diego State and committed to Tennessee," Steele said. "He loved the atmosphere, the excitement and the whole football program.
"Tyler really liked Tennessee's coaches and wanted to be part of what they have going on there," Steele said. "He felt like Tennessee was a great fit.
"It is also a great opportunity for Tyler to play early in an awesome conference," Steele said. "It too good an opportunity to pass up, especially with the quarterback situation there at Tennessee. There will be a good opportunity for Tyler to play early at Tennessee."
Bray had an outstanding junior season that saw him throw for 2,624 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also added four more touchdowns on the ground and had 200-plus rushing yards.
Bray's junior season performance saw him earn Area Offensive Player of the Year, League Offensive Player of the Year and first-team all-league as a junior.
The Vols get a player who made the Rivals.com Rivals250 for the class of 2010 landing as the nation's No. 115 prospect at any position. He also earned a spot on the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 landing as the Golden State's No. 32 prospect at any position. Rivals.com ranks Bray as the No. 6 pro-style quarterbacks in the nation.