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By my count, Tennessee has offered around 50 prospects since Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt took the job a week ago.
There’s no sense in going over every single offer, but I will break down some of the top offers and likeliest prospects from the Class of 2018 who are trending toward the Vols from the new offer list.
Running back Jeremy Banks from Cordova (Tenn.) High School makes a lot of sense for the Vols. Tennessee has only one running back commit in this class: Anthony Grant. The Vols want to bring one more on board.
Banks ran for nearly 2,000 yards and 32 touchdowns this season. He does a nice job of planting his foot in the ground and moving north to south with no wasted effort.
The 3-star back will be on campus this weekend for an official visit. Don’t be surprised if a commitment is around the corner from Banks.
Offensive tackle Jahmir Johnson had an offer from the previous staff. It was one of the first offers from Pruitt last week after he got the job. Johnson is clearly a priority for this staff. He’ll be on campus this weekend for an official visit.
The 3-star junior college prospect could provide some immediate help on the offensive line next season. It is by no means a lock, but Pruitt is pursuing Johnson hard.
Another junior college prospect, Jeremy Webb, was recently offered by Pruitt. The 4-star cornerback fits the mold the new coaching staff wants from the position. Webb stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 195 pounds.
The Vols are jumping in extremely late with Webb, and he plans to take advantage of the early signing period beginning next Wednesday. Webb coming to campus this weekend for an official visit is a great sign for the Vols, though.
Defensive end Jaevon Becton de-committed from Georgia on Wednesday, just four days after receiving a Tennessee offer.
I would expect a commitment from Becton at this point. The Virginia Beach native could greatly benefit from a redshirt season before getting thrown into SEC play.
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