Area notes: Goff signs, Vols pick up QB

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 8:12pm

Former Vanderbilt linebacker Jonathan Goff was one of three rookies to sign with the New York Giants on Tuesday.

Also signing were former Kentucky quarterback Andre Woodson and former BYU linebacker Bryan Kehl. The Giants, defending Super Bowl champions, have only three draft picks to sign before the opening of training camp next month.

Goff, an all-SEC pick at Vanderbilt, was drafted by the Giants in the fifth round in April. He played in 46 games as a Commodore and posted 307 tackles, 15 1/2 tackles for loss, 6 1/2 sacks, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

Vols pick up QB

Josh Nunes, a highly recruited prep quarterback from California, committed to Tennessee on Wednesday.

Nunes, a 6-foot-3, 211-pound QB from Upland, Calif., is the 10th-ranked quarterback in the country according to Rivals.com. Nunes called Tennessee offensive coordinator Dave Clawson with his decision, according to several accounts. He threw for more than 2,200 yards and 19 touchdowns last season. Nunes had scholarship offers from Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Arizona State.

Belmont’s Warren advances to quarterfinals

Belmont ‘s Lorie Warren has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Tennessee Women’s Amateur Golf Championship held this week at The Honors Course in Ootlewah, Tenn.

After posting an 80 on Monday to secure a berth in the match play competition, the rising senior defeated Knoxville’s Jillian Brodd 4 &3 in the first round on Tuesday and then defeated Corryton’s Jessica Tarbet 6 & 5 in Wednesday’s second round to gain in spot in the quarterfinals. She will face Rachel Ingram, a Lee University golfer, on Thursday morning at 7:24 a.m. for the chance to play in the semifinals on Thursday afternoon.

Warren, a Hendersonville native, is the reigning Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year and is a three-time All-Atlantic Sun honoree.

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