With the talent of this recruiting class, mixed with a lot of key contributors returning with experience, the Vols may have placed themselves in contention for a conference title in 2020-21, and maybe more.
Terrance Lewis, Kaidon Salter, Dylan Brooks and Cody Brown headline the Vols’ 2021 recruiting class.
Tennessee finished No. 20 in the National Signing Day rankings according to 247sports.com. Here are the defensive players Jeremy Pruitt landed and his thoughts on each player.
Jonathan Kongbo, rated by some publications as the No. 1 JUCO prospect in the country, will add another terror to Tennessee’s defensive line.
Baylen Buchanan adds a nice future piece to Tennessee’s defensive secondary, and should be a key contributor from the 2016 recruiting class.
Marquez Callaway is an exceptional addition to “Wide Receiver U” and should be an immediate-impact guy from Tennessee’s 2016 recruiting class.
Carlin Fils-Aime, from Naples High School in South Florida, is a running back with explosive ability that will be an instant-impact player when he arrives in Knoxville.
Derrick Brown is one of the top defensive linemen in the class of 2016. When he gets to a college this fall, Tennessee’s coaching staff will be plenty happy to have him.
Mecole Hardman Jr. is one of the premier athletes in the class of 2016. Whichever school he chooses will be fortunate to land him.
Every week, assistant sports editor Nathan Odom breaks down the best athletes being recruited by Tennessee. Check out his weekly column, Crootin’ Corner.