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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mt. San Antonio Community College says published reports that its quarterback Nick Lamaison is headed to Tennessee are premature.

A spokesman for the junior college in Walnut, Calif., says Lamaison hasn't formally signed with the Volunteers.

The Vols are looking to add depth at quarterback after the departure of B.J. Coleman left only senior Jonathan Crompton and junior Nick Stephens at the position.

Lamaison is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound rising sophomore from Covina, Calif. He finished his freshman year with 36 touchdown passes and an average 267.6 yards passing per game. He completed 64% of his pass attempts with eight interceptions.

 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee wide receiver Denarius Moore has undergone surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot.

A team spokesman says doctors placed a screw in Moore's foot on Wednesday to repair the break. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound junior from Tatum, Texas, is expected to return to full participation in eight to 10 weeks, which means he could miss a few games.

Moore caught 11 passes, averaging 24.6 yards per catch in 2008. His two touchdown catches were for 52 yards and 63 yards.

2 of Moore's fellow receivers are also recovering from injury. Gerald Jones underwent surgery in June to repair a broken wrist, and Austin Rogers tore a knee ligament.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Defensive back Eric Berry is Tennessee's lone pick for the coaches' All-Southeastern Conference preseason first team.

The 5-foot-11, 203-pound junior from Fairburn, Ga., was the first team defense's only unanimous pick. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.

Other Volunteers include center Josh McNeil and offensive lineman Chris Scott named to the offensive second team. Offensive lineman Jacques McClendon and wide receiver Gerald Jones were named to the third team offense.

On second team defense are defensive lineman Dan Williams and linebacker Rico McCoy.

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