Tennessee First to Offer Alabama Lineman

Tennessee First to Offer Alabama Lineman

Daphne, (Ala.) is loaded with talent in 2007 and one of their best players is 6-6, 295-pound Teavis Durgin. The offensive tackle received his first offer from a SEC school, and he talked with ScoutSouth.com about the offer.

"One day coach (Glenn Vickery) called me to his office, and he handed me a piece of paper," Teavis Durgin said. "He said this is an offer from Tennessee, congratulations. I was like Tennessee? They didn't even send me any letters. I was blown away. They haven't sent me any letters or anything. The first thing they did was offer."

When asked if the Volunteers take an early lead for his signature Durgin replied, "Kind of, sort of. But, me and my mom kind of want me to stay close to home. I really like Alabama. It is kind of hard to top that."

"I am starting to be a fan of Alabama. I have really been neutral (Alabama and Auburn) all my life and really never had a favorite team. I visited Alabama a couple of times, and I really like their campus. I am going up there this weekend for Junior Day. Me and Scooter (Reggie Hunt) are going up their together. I hope I get an offer from them (Alabama)."

"I really like the new staff. They seem like they know what they are doing. I can really see myself going there."

"I am hearing from Vanderbilt, Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee. It was funny, but I received something from Yale. I don't know about that one. I have good grades, but I don't know if they are that good," he joked.

"My favorites are Alabama and Tennessee though."

Durgin described his style of play.

"I think I am an okay player," he said. "I really use my size to my advantage. I just try to do what I can. Whatever the coach tells me to do, I do it. I try to do it the best that I can. I don't think my style is influenced by any certain players. I just play as hard as I can."

Durgin will attend Junior Day at Alabama this weekend, and he talked of his off-season plans as well.

"I plan on staying in the weight room," he said. "I want to get bigger, stronger and faster. I plan on going to a lot of camps. I want to get some more recognition than what I am right now. I am trying to get ready for next season."

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