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Sterling part of Hargrave arsenal versus Barnes, UT grid Junior Varsity
Ex-Admiral All-state running back said he’ll join Ole Miss in spring

While John Morrison, former Farragut High School football standout, said he’s just glad to be wearing orange as a UT Volunteer redshirt freshman grid walk-on, one of Morrison’s former teammates has big plans at a rival SEC school.

Andre Sterling apparently has cleared up his academic problems from FHS, which landed him at Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) in 2008, and the former All-state running back said he’s ready to join Ole Miss.

Sterling, who originally signed with the Rebels earlier this year, said he’s recently talked to first-year head coach Houston Nutt.

“I’m actually going in the spring,” the 5-foot-11, 185-pound Sterling said of his plans for spring practice at the Oxford campus after the Vol JVs beat his Hargrave team 37-21 Thursday, Nov. 13, in Neyland Stadium.

“When I get down there I’m going to show ’em something, show ’em what I can do. Hopefully they’ll like me well enough to put me in and play as a freshman.”

As for his success at Hargrave, “It’s been alright, it was slow at the beginning, then I started catching on,” Sterling said. “You gotta adapt to the speed, and you gotta adapt to the hitting.”

Morrison was among five former FHS Admirals, part of UT’s non-scholarship Volunteer Squad, who dressed out and/or played versus Hargrave (10-1).

Ever since UT’s 1998 national championship season, “I’ve been a huge fan,” the 6-foot-2, 255-pound Morrison said. “For me, Tennessee was pretty much the only choice for me. I probably could have gone to a smaller school and played, but I love the tradition, I love everything about [UT].”

Brett Barnes, senior Vol Squad starting defensive end, joined other ex-Ads-turned-Vols Nick Guess, long-snapper, Geoff Courtney, holder, and Shane Reveiz, linebacker.

Ex-Admiral James Harrill is a 6-foot-2, 305-pound Hargrave offensive lineman.


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