TAMPA, Fla. — One of the first messages Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt had for his new football team was that to be successful in anything, you have to finish strong.
Pruitt and his Vols staff will look to follow their own advice in what has become a pivotal official visit weekend in Knoxville.
Pruitt will then head back to Tuscaloosa to help prepare Alabama for the College Football Playoff, as part of the agreement agent Jimmy Sexton negotiated with Tennessee.
But first things first — the future of Pruitt’s new program will be on the line when he and College Football Hall of Fame coach and current Vols athletic director Phillip Fulmer look to coax top prospects into pledging and signing with the Big Orange.
Tennessee has the No. 61-ranked recruiting class, according to Rivals.com — one spot ahead of Temple — and enters the weekend with just 10 players listed as commitments.
The Vols don’t have any committed quarterbacks after Adrian Martinez flipped to Nebraska this week and Pruitt pulled the scholarship offer from Tampa Tech quarterback Michael Penix.
It would seem the Vols have a dangerous situation at the position, where Tennessee is expected to lose either junior Quinten Dormady or redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano to transfer before the start of next season.
SEC Country’s Mike Griffith and WNML’s Josh Ward discuss Tennessee’s big recruiting weekend and the Vols quarterback situation in the podcast today.
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