Vols pick up a late defensive line signee

In need of defensive tackle help, Tennessee has added a late addition to its 2010 signing class.

Defensive tackle Greg Clark of Warner Robins, Ga., became the Vols' 26th signee Tuesday. He was being recruited by such schools as Auburn, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Tennessee earlier this year, but had yet to qualify academically. He never received a firm offer and was planning on going to Valdosta State.

However, Clark was able to improve his score on the ACT after taking it again, and Tennessee offered this week. The Vols desperately need help in the middle of their defensive line.

Their only other tackle signee in this class was John Brown of Northeast Mississippi Community College, and Brown is still working toward qualifying.

On the Vols' current roster, returning sophomores Montori Hughes and Marlon Walls are the only two players who have any real SEC experience at tackle, although the Vols have moved some guys around to try and build some depth.