Count Tennessee as a team that has contacted Penn State football players in the wake of Monday's penalties levied by the NCAA.
Tuesday Volunteers head coach Derek Dooley told the Downtown (Knoxville) Rotary Club that he has been in touch with unnamed Nittany Lions players, adding that he would not specify which players he had specifically spoken with.
But with Penn State's Silas Reed being the most sought after player by other schools, and the gaping hole in UT's backfield, there's a chance that Dooley and his coaching staff applies a sort of full court press on Reed if the interest level becomes reciprocated.
Reed rushed for more than 1,200 yards last season as a sophomore. The Vols leading returning rusher is Marlin Lane, who rushed just 280 yards in his freshman season.
Last year, the Volunteers benefited from another school's unfortunate situation when USC was placed on NCAA probation when they signed defensive lineman Malik Jackson.
Jackson was an All-SEC player and drafted by the Denver Broncos this past spring.