October 27, 2013

Hendrix finds his home

O'Fallon, Ill. defensive lineman Dewayne Hendrix admits he fell in love with Tennessee the moment he laid eyes on it.. Sunday, the love affair with the Vols turned into his future home as the 6-4, 265 pound 4-star committed to head coach Butch Jones.

"He went crazy," Hendrix said of Jones' reaction. "It feels great to have the decision done. It's the best feeling."

And it's a feeling that has been a long time coming.

"I knew from the first moment I walked on campus back in the spring that Tennessee is where I belonged," Hendrix said. "It's a feeling I had never had. I wanted to see if my mom had that same feeling so we went down for the orange and white game. She loved it there, but we wanted to be sure which is why we visited some other places. I never had that same feeling anywhere else. There was really no comparison to Tennessee with the other places I visited."

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