Tennessee Recruit Just Loves Getting Arrested

What makes the perfect football recruit for the Tennessee Volunteers? Apparently its a combination of speed, strength and a criminal rap sheet. Which is why it makes complete sense that Lane Kiffin offered star Ohio high school cornerback Dwayne “Deejay” Hunter a scholarship for next year. With his lockdown ability on defense and history of legal problems, he was the perfect candidate to suit up in Tennessee orange.

Dwayne Hunter

Hunter didn’t sign with Kiffin earlier this year, but based on his recent run of incidents, even the home of The Fulmer Cup might think twice about welcoming him on campus. The MIDDLETOWN JOURNAL says that after a court hearing for allegedly assaulting his 17-year-old girlfriend after their prom, Hunter was arrested for violating the terms of his bond from an incident involving a BB gun in January.

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Tenn. FB Recruit Helped Sexually Assault Cousin

Yesterday afternoon, Lane Kiffin and the Tennessee Volunteers awarded a football scholarship to Daniel Hood, a 6-5, 255 lb defensive lineman and tight end who was Class 3A Mr. Football in Tennessee this past season. Normally, the only really newsworthy thing would be that he signed months after the National Letter of Intent Day. But in this case, it’s why he signed so late that makes this an interesting story.

Daniel Hood

As the KNOXVILLE NEWS says, Hood was a top recruit who fell off the radar screen of most programs when his role in the sexual assault of his 14-year-old cousin in 2003 came to light. Hood was 13 at the time, and was convicted as a juvenile for his part in the attack, which included his female cousin having more than 70 percent of her body wrapped in duct tape. The record from his appeal has all the graphic details, including the use of a plunger wrapped in Saran Wrap as a sexual object.

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