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Vols secure top 10 recruiting class and may still rise

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With National Signing Day over, Tennessee football secured a top 10 recruiting class. But the crazy part about that is the Volunteers may not be done.

Think about how crazy this is. A late surge that started in the Early Signing Period and ended with two big signings on National Signing Day, including one recruit that flipped from the Florida State Seminoles, Tennessee football secured its first top 10 recruiting class since 2015.

That alone is insane. The Vols have the No. 8 ranked class on Rivals, and the best part of their class is that the most highly touted player is a quarterback, five-star Harrison Bailey. Since quarterback is obviously the most important position on the field, Jeremy Pruitt secured a top 10 class where it counts.

Add in the transfers of Cade Mays, Velus Jones Jr. and Miles Jones, and Tennessee football’s recruiting class looks even better. It is a backdoor top five class. The crazy part is, though, they may not even be done.

With all this momentum, the Vols are still targeting five-star Zachary Evans. A 6’0″ 195-pound running back from Houston, Evans was let out of his LOI with the Georgia Bulldogs, but that prevented him from being able to sign with anybody on Wednesday.

As a result, he kept his recruitment open, which makes sense. Georgia is still a favorite, but the Texas A&M Aggies and Ole Miss Rebels are in play with Lane Kiffin as well. UT, though, has a great inside track to the guy.

Pruitt has been going heavily after Evans for a while. As that was happening, he lured away Evans’ primary recruiter at Texas A&M, Jay Graham, to join his staff as running backs coach. So in that sense, the Vols doubled their advantage. Now, Evans may not commit and sign until March.


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I hate how all these recruiting services are all over the place. ESPN has it much lower in the rankings. Rivals and 247 seem to be better at the analysis. They gave Bailey a 5 star. ESPN just does what ESPN does :espnsux2:

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While Evans has been acting a little more like a prima donna than I would like, I would like the talent on the team. Plus just landing him looks good on the recruiting ranking sheets and while they don't reflect the true talent on a team they are good from a perception standpoint.


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