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Vols, Tide lead for Tennessee OL

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn.- Riverdale High school offensive guard prospect David Spurlock has emerged as a major Division I-A prospect. The 6-foot-4, 280-pounder, who hails from one of the top high school programs in Middle Tennessee, currently holds three scholarship offers from Southeastern Conference programs and has two favorites.
"I have offers from Tennessee, Alabama (new staff), Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee State," Spurlock said. "It's between Tennessee and Alabama right now."
Spurlock recently took in Junior Day events at UT and Bama. There were several highlights on the trip to Knoxville.
"I really liked Tennessee a lot," Spurlock said. "I really liked all the coaches and I got to see the facilities. They are real nice. I got on the field and got to see them scrimmage a little bit. They also get a lot of players to the next level."
Offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe is recruiting Spurlock for the Vols.
Several things stood out about the Crimson Tide.
"There is a lot of history there and the facilities are awesome," Spurlock said. "When I went down there for the Junior Day, Drew Davis, the offensive tackle, took me around and showed me around the campus."
Joe Pendry is Spurlock's recruiter of record for the Crimson Tide.
Spurlock also has made the short drive over to Nashville to get a look at Vanderbilt several times.
"I went to just about all of their home games last year," he said. "They are all real nice over there."
There are several things that will be important for Spurlock when he goes to make a final decision, which he says could come immediately following spring practice this year.
"I am looking for a very good graduation percentage for football players," he said. "I also am looking for a program that could help me get to the next level."
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