December 12, 2006

Nation's No. 27 Junior Talks Tennessee Visit

A quick glance at Bruce Pearl's current roster reveals to even the causal observer that help in the post is a priority in the next couple of recruiting classes. And though he's still two seasons away from helping anyone on the college level, Chattanooga's Philip Jurick can safely be said to be a major target for Tennessee and a host of other elite programs.

Jurick (6-foot-10, 255 pounds), from East Ridge high school, started to emerge as a potential high-major recruit during his sophomore season, but really exploded on the scene at the tail end of this summer during a national AAU event in Orlando. Since that time, he's seen his national profile soar tremendously, and his recruitment has been affected accordingly.

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