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By: Andy Staples

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Dana Morrison glanced at the clock above the door to the Tennessee offensive coaches' meeting room early on Wednesday morning. Nearly an hour had passed since recruits were allowed to begin signing and faxing the National Letter of Intent, and only two recruits had taken advantage of the opportunity. 

"Need some action," the 2011 Tennessee graduate said as she stood near the fax machine and tapped an orange high heel. "Two in one hour is not going to cut it." 

Morrison had little reason to worry. Unlike 2013, when a new Tennessee staff entered National Signing Day waiting on the decisions of 12 players, the Volunteers entered Wednesday unsure of the final choices of exactly two. Fourteen members of the program's '14 signing class had already enrolled -- most were working out one floor below at the time -- and the majority of the 18 (or 19) players Tennessee expected to sign on Wednesday had made their intentions clear and never wavered.

Read More of Andy Staples' Behind The Scenes Look: HERE