Tennessee football: As many as 17 Vols from Georgia could play vs. Georgia Tech

ATLANTA — Tennessee football has several rivals, from Alabama, to Florida, to Georgia and now South Carolina and Vanderbilt have intensified after last season.

But ask any player, and there’s nothing quite like playing against the home state school, and playing in your home town or home state, for that matter.

The No. 25-ranked Vols play Georgia Tech at 8 p.m. (TV: ESPN) on Monday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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It will be a homecoming for several Tennessee players, as the Vols have always recruited Atlanta and the Peach State thoroughly.

Here’s a look at Tennessee players in the two-deep or figure to play who are from Georgia:

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Georgia Vols

WR/PR Marquez Callaway, Warner Robins

CB Shaq Wiggins, Tyrone

CB Justin Martin (originally from Atlanta)

LB Quart’e Sapp, Alpharetta

CB Shawn Shamburger, Moultrie

SS Nigel Warrior, Duluth

LB Cortez McDowell, Locust Grove

FS Micah Abernathy, Atlanta

CB Baylen Buchanan, Lawrenceville

KR-S Evan Berry, Fairburn

LB Solon Page lll, Marietta

LB Elliott Berry, Fairburn

DE Ja’Quain Blakely, Moultrie

OG Venzell Boulware, Union City

DT Quay Picou, Sugar Hill

DT Paul Bain, Powder Springs

DT Alexis Johnson, Atlanta

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