Last recruiting season presented a variety of hurdles for Coach Derek Dooley and his staff. In the midst of numerous NCAA investigations at Tennessee, Dooley and gang were trying their best to still land a top-tier recruiting class. This is something that is hard when there’s not negative publicity surrounding your program, and near impossible with it. Despite all of the distractions, to the surprise of many around the nation, the coaching staff still managed to reel in a top 15 recruiting class. WR DeAnthony Arnett, OLB Curt Maggit, OG Marcus Jackson, OT Antonio “Tiny” Richardson, and ILB A.J. Johnson headlined this class. The Tennessee roster was chalked full of youth in the 2010-2011 season, and even more so this year. In a conference superior to all others, the Vols are starting 18 underclassmen on both sides of the ball combined. There were high expectations for several freshman and transfers this season, many of them have been good as expected, but you may be surprised which guys have been stepping up and disappearing thus far this season.