Recruiting

Your source for Tennessee Volunteers recruiting news, information, and commentary. Gameday on Rocky Top is a community of reasonable fanatics all sharing a passion for Tennessee athletics. News on commits, updated class rankings, and analysis, all often with a touch of humor.

Vols Land Commitment from Instate WR Merrill

With today’s commitment of WR Walker Merrill from Brentwood HS in Nashville, Tennessee now has nine public commitments.  Merrill is the second of those from the Volunteer State along with ATH Elijah Howard, and is another elite talent in the Vols’ commitment column.  Our prior column understated both Merrill’s standing […]

Workin’ for the Weekend

This first weekend of March will be the initial opportunity for programs across the country to host prospects on campus.  Following up on last week’s news and notes at the end of February, below are more flushed out expected visitor lists for Tennessee and its chief rivals and where Vol […]

Osovet Off to a Hot Start on the Trail

With the obvious caveat that even the early Signing Day for the 2021 class is ten months out, the early recruiting returns on new TE Coach Joe Osovet are incredibly encouraging.  While perhaps that should not be surprising given that his name was brought up by multiple recruits in the […]

Good to Great

Now that the Vols have put the finishing touches* on an outstanding 2020 recruiting class, attention turns fully to the class of 2021.  And by “fully,” we note that not only does Tennessee already have six public commitments in the class but Coach Jeremy Pruitt and his staff have also […]

Street Fightin’ Man

“My goal is five years from now when I stand back up here, is for everyone to still be this excited. That’s my goal. I’m challenging everybody who is associated with this university. Let’s get our hands out of our pockets. Let’s roll our sleeves up. Let’s get ready to […]

On Zach Evans, UGA, and spots…

Just a thought… UGA signed 19 players in December.  They’ve since taken 2 scholarship transfers, taking them to 21 signees.  Further, the Bulldogs also have two unsigned OL commitments who they’re hosting this weekend and desperately want to hold onto in Broderick Jones and Sedrick Van Prann.  Importantly, they took […]

Offense Wins Games…and Championships?

With the news of Jay Hardy in fact signing with Auburn during December’s early signing period, that removes any chance the Vols can land the instate DL standout.  And while that’s disappointing from a talent perspective, not only does the way he handled his recruitment confirm that Coach Jeremy Pruitt […]