Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Still no official word from UT about Tee Martin's hire, but here's a sure fire sign that an announcement is pending. Our partners at Volquest.com confirm that Tee is out on the road recruiting for Tennessee with the February signing date fast approaching.
As excited as anyone that he is doing just that is former teammate and current Jeff County head coach Spencer Riley who says, " He'll do a great job and bring a lot of enthusiasm. He's a great recruiter he's a great person and he brings that when Tennessee was really, really good spirit because he knows what it's about."
There are a lot of folks excited about Tee's return and that includes former Tennessee and Lady Vols assistant basketball coach Al Brown who spoke at the tip of club gathering on Wednesday. Back in 1998 while coaching under Pat Summitt , Brown was asked by Phillip Fulmer to give a motivational speech to his team. Well, Al says he will never forget that squad and the quarterback who led them all the way,"Oh absolutely, I can't wait to see Tee he was the ring leader of that group so to speak that's a great lesson for young players he spent his time and when he got the opportunity he took advantage of it won a national Championship and it's great to have him back."
Tennessee could make Martin's hire and the staff changes which might need to take place to accommodate him on that staff public as early as Friday.