And so thus ends what we hope will be the strangest recruiting cycle of our lives. New coach not hired until January 27! First year of NIL! Unknown recruiting sanctions! A billion guys in the portal! 3-7 last year! 78-82 from 2008-2020! At the end of all that…well, we really […]
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Could Vols Use *Very* Early Enrollees to Bolster Roster?
Thursday was a day of bad news for Tennessee football, with word coming out about TE Austin Pope’s back injury that could result in him missing a lot of the 2020 season* and DL Emmitt Gooden’s dismissal from the team for an arrest on assault charges. This is on top […]
After Two DB Decommitments, Where Do Vols Turn Next?
When you play upwards of six DBs at one time, by definition your roster always needs a lot of them. Which means that Tennessee and Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt and Defensive Coordinator Derrick Ansley – Defensive Back gurus by trade – are constantly on the lookout for both quality and […]
Monds III a Top 2022 Target with Tons of Potential
A few weeks ago we spoke to 2022 DB James Monds III after he had picked up an offer from the Vols in early May. Monds III, rated as a 3-star by 247 Sports in their early class of 2022 rankings, had already received early offers from the likes of […]
How Big Would Hudson Wolfe be for Tennessee? BIG
Tight End Hudson Wolfe is set to make a public commitment in the coming weeks if not sooner. The Savannah, TN native, ranked by Rivals as the #40 overall player in the country and as high of a 4-star as one can be while also being the state’s top player […]
iSmooth Media Has Volunteer Connection
Rodney Cofield, know on Twitter as @TheiSmooth, has been running his Atlanta-based digital marketing and multimedia firm iSmooth Media for the last two years. The company seeks to create high impact content for individuals and corporations alike, and has established itself with local clients like Georgia Tech and Atlanta Public […]
How Far We’ve Come: Tennessee’s QB Recruiting
Although an offer to a 2022 prospect in May of 2020 normally wouldn’t cause much of a ripple, Tennessee’s offer to Atlanta-area QB Sam Horn yesterday shines a light on how far Tennessee’s Quarterback situation has come in just a year or so. After entering his inaugural 2018 season as […]
Blue Chip Ratio & Multiple Five Stars
When Dylan Brooks committed on April 26, there was certainly excitement over landing a five-star and the number one player in Alabama. But, at the time, Brooks was by far the biggest fish in Tennessee’s pond. The Vols were low in blue chip ratio with lots of work left to […]
No Visits, No Problem for Tennessee Recruiting
With yesterday’s decision by the NCAA to extend its recuiting dead period another month to June 30th, let’s take a look at a handful of ramifications for Tennessee recruiting: It goes without saying that, along with Ohio State, Tennessee has flat out owned the COVID-19 imposed dead period. The Vols […]
UT Commitment Edwin White Confident in His Talents
Had a chance to interview Tennessee 2021 DB commitment Edwin White last week. White, from Mobile, AL, was offered by Coach Pruitt as a freshman in high school withing week of Jeremy Pruitt taking the Tennessee job and committed to the Vols in early March after a Junior Day visit. […]