What are the chances Tennessee lands some more 5-star recruits?
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Trent L. (email) asks: ‘What are the chances that we land Darnell Wright or Quavaris Crouch?’
I’ve touched on landing 5-star Quavaris Crouch a few times, but I think Tennessee is in a good spot. Crouch was supposed to take a visit to Rocky Top last weekend but didn’t end up making it. Crouch, from Charlotte, N.C. is the the nation’s No. 1-ranked athlete, according to the 247Sports composite.
That’s OK, though, because he’ll make it to Knoxville at some point. He’s already visited with the new coaching staff twice and is clearly intrigued by the Volunteers.
Of course, nothing is ever a sure thing in the world of recruiting, and this is far from it. I think Tennessee will land Crouch, though.
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The 6-foot-2, 235-pound prospect was made a top priority for the Class of 2019 once coach Jeremy Pruitt and his staff settled in Knoxville. The hard work has positioned them well for Crouch. It’s not clear when he’ll make a decision, though I’ve heard that it could happen in a week — or possibly a month. I like the chances, though.
Darnell Wright, a 5-star lineman, would be a great addition to the class. He could join 5-star tackle Wanya Morris and 4-star Jackson Lampley for a haul that would immediately upgrade a unit in desperate need of a facelift.
Wright visited Knoxville in March, and the staff is pushing for him to return this summer.
Alabama has pursued him, but the Crimson Tide already have two committed tackles in Pierce Quick and Amari Knight. That might be enough to take the Crimson Tide out of the picture.
Watch out for Wright visiting Georgia this summer. The Bulldogs have recruited the offensive line as well as any program in the country the last two seasons.
One of Tennessee’s most underrated recruiters has been offensive line coach Will Friend. He’s one of the main reasons the Vols are constantly linked to Wright and other top offensive linemen. Tennessee’s in a good spot with Wright, too, but Georgia, Alabama and possibly Clemson are worrisome.
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