All official visitors to UT are accompanied by a Volunteer student-athlete and a hostess from the university. Each hostess must submit a report of the visit to the University of Tennessee Athletics and Compliance departments, and it is then forwarded on to the NCAA for records. Somehow, I came across an abandoned copy of the itinerary while rummaging through the trash outside of NCAA President Mark Emmert’s office in Indianapolis. I would’ve shown you guys earlier but I completely forgot I had it until today’s Tennessee Hate Day. Enjoy…
Recruit: ***** ***********
Accompanied By: Jennifer Wolcott (Hostess) and multiple student-athletes
Report of Events
9:00 AM – Plane lands at McGhee-Tyson Airport, where recruit and his family are met by hostess and UT student-athlete.
10:35 AM – Recruit, his family, and hostess depart McGhee-Tyson Airport. (Student-athlete detained at airport security check for carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana.)
11:00 AM – Recruit arrives on campus and is assigned new student-athlete.
11:15 AM – Tour of campus.
11:45 AM – Recruit and family arrive at Athletics Department office to meet with Tennessee Athletic Director, Mike Hamilton.
11:46 AM – Hamilton cancels the meeting, says he is “too busy with phone calls and damage control.”
12:05 PM –
Recruit and family arrive at Bruce Pearl’s house for cookout with team and coaches.
12:05 PM – Lunch.
1:30 PM – Recruit and family check in at Super 8 Knoxville. Family stays behind for remainder of the visit.
2:00 PM – Tour of athletic facilities (Thompson-Boling Arena, Neyland Stadium)
2:25 PM – Hostess returns to offices for paperwork. Recruit and student-athlete rent a car at Hertz Rent-A-Car in West Knoxville.
2:50 PM – Recruit and student-athlete meet up with other student-athletes at K-Mart. The group purchases powered pellet guns.
3:05 PM – A robbery is reported at a 7-Eleven on the West End.
3:07 PM – Student-athletes are arrested and booked by police. Hostess picks up recruit and returns to campus.
3:20 PM – A new student-athlete is assigned to the recruit.
4:00 PM – Recruit meets with representatives of Bornova Belediye, Efes Pilsen, and Besiktas Cola Turka of BEKO TBL to discuss future playing opportunities overseas.
6:15 PM – Steak dinner at Ye Olde Steakhouse with family and Tennessee athletic boosters. Recruit wanted the bone-in filet and lobster tail but ordered the cuban sandwich because boosters say, “frankly, no one from the University of Tennessee not named Peyton Manning has made any money.”
7:45 PM – Social gathering at “Bar Knoxville” on Cumberland. Recruit stars as a background dancer in Swiperboy’s “Get D-League Money” music video, filmed on-site.
8:10 PM – Fight breaks out. Three stabbed, two shot, and 23 wounded. Two police officers are assaulted in the melee. UT student-athletes are arrested and booked.
8:20 PM – A new student-athlete is assigned to the recruit.
8:34 PM – Recruit, hostess, and student-athlete are pulled over on Papermill Drive. Student-athlete is arrested and booked for outstanding warrants stemming from a previous drug arrest and failure to pay child support.
8:45 PM – A new student-athlete is assigned to the recruit.
9:35 PM – Recruit, hostess, and student-athlete arrive at “The Dripping Lollipop” Gentlemen’s Club. Hostess is 35 minutes late for work.
11:15 PM – Recruit and student-athlete leave the club and go to an on-campus house party. Hostess stays behind because “she’s paying her own way through law school.”
11:40 PM – Recruit meets former UT athletes who never left Knoxville at the house party.
12:06 AM – Recruit tells former and current student-athletes at the party that he loves the University of Tennessee and will commit in the morning. Student-athletes tell the recruit, “we have a surprise.”
12:15 AM – Recruit and student-athletes arrive at “Rocky Top Ink” tattoo parlor. Recruit receives his first teardrop tattoo below his right eye.
12:55 AM – Recruit and student-athlete return to campus for the night.
1:30 AM – Police are called to North Carrick Hall. Three UT student-athletes and the recruit are arrested and booked for breaking and entering, assault, and robbery.
Happy Tennessee Hate Day, everyone!