How the 2019 Tennessee class is shaping up before a crucial summer
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About two months ago, I admittedly was skeptical about how the Class of 2019 was shaping up. The Vols had made some noise with a lot of really good prospects, but the big commitments hadn’t really come around.
It really felt a little like the 2018 cycle on National Signing Day all over again. A lot of smoke, but very little fire.
That has completely flipped in the past few weeks. The Vols are in a great spot heading into the summer.
The addition of 5-star tackle Wanya Morris on May 1 provided a bit of a spark to the class. It was also this staff’s first elite commitment without an obvious connection. They won this battle through their hard work and relationship with Morris and his mother.
That’s a great sign heading into the summer. It gives credence to the idea Pruitt just needs time to build relationships and the top prospects will start to come to Rocky Top.
The Vols are in the mix for 4-star wide receiver Ramel Keyton, who has said he intends to announce his decision on Wednesday.
There is a very good chance Tennessee gets at least three of the four, if not all of them.
Tennessee has six commitments right now, but more will be coming in the next few months. The staff is also waiting to make offers at a number of positions after getting the chance to re-evaluate talent at camps in June.
It’s hard to tell how high the class can rank since it is still small. Hitting the top 10 to top 15 range is very possible, but there’s a long way to go.
The Vols have a good 2019 foundation to build on, and the program continues to pick up momentum on the recruiting trail.
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