Tennessee added two commitments in the Class of 2019 this week.
Coach Jeremy Pruitt wants to rebuild the Vols in a hurry and make them bigger at almost every position. Cox and Middleton help move toward that goal.
With that in mind, here is a look at where things stand for the Vols’ Class of 2019:
Where Tennessee’s class ranks
The 247Sports composite ranks the Volunteers’ 2019 class as No. 23 in the nation and No. 9 in the SEC.
The two commitments were the big news of the week.
Tennessee also has been making waves with the 2020 class. It hosted wide receiver Michael Wyman at practice this week. The Vols are in a good position with him right now.
In case you missed anything from this week, here are the latest headlines:
- Tennessee standing out to impressive WR Michael Wyman after recent visit
- Tennessee football podcast: Vols make big shift in recruiting philosophy
- Vols add JUCO DL Darel Middleton
- Tennessee draws attention of intriguing RB Thomas Grayson, who plans to attend spring game
- Commitment 101: Get to know Tennessee’s newest Class of 2019 addition LeDarrius Cox
- Vols pick up commitment from Alabama DT LeDarrius Cox
- Vols offer California QB Jayden Daniels with video game-esque numbers
- Elite Louisiana WR Koy Moore on Tennessee: ‘Yeah, they can get me’
- Impressive 4-star LB Kalen Deloach on Vols: ‘They are recruiting me hard’
- Intriguing, athletic CB Tyrone Lewis recaps Tennessee visit, Jeremy Pruitt’s enticing pitch
- Examining Jeremy Pruitt’s approach to recruiting in-state
- An important month awaits: Here is Tennessee’s April recruiting to-do list
- Class of 2020 commit Kristian Story: ‘I don’t see myself flipping’
Offers, by the numbers
- Reported offers: 345
- In-state recruits offered: 23
- Florida recruits offered: 55
- Georgia recruits offered: 57
- Texas recruits offered: 36
- Jackson Lampley, 4-star guard, 6-foot-4, 290 pounds, Nashville, Tenn.
- Te’Cory Couch, 4-star athlete, 5-9, 148 pounds, Hollywood, Fla.
- Darel Middleton, 4-star defensive tackle, 6-6, 285 pounds, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
- Ledarrius Cox, 3-star defensive tackle, 6-4, 305 pounds, Mobile, Ala.
- Jackson Lowe, 3-star tight end, 6-5, 242 pounds, Cartersville, Ga.
Top uncommitted targets
- 4-star tackle Wanya Morris, Loganville, Ga.: The coaching staff has put in a lot of effort with Morris. He cut his list to Tennessee and Auburn in March. He could announce his decision soon and the Vols are trending in the right direction. Pair him with Lampley and it’s the start of a solid offensive line.
- 4-star wide receiver Lance Wilhoite, Nashville, Tenn.: Pruitt and his staff are building a relationship Butch Jones couldn’t create, but the Vols are playing catch-up. Wilhoite is the best prospect from the Volunteer State. He’s been made one of the top priorities in the class.
- 4-star QB Sam Howell, Monroe, N.C.: Howell is the top quarterback prospect for the Vols in this cycle. He is a pro-style quarterback who could challenge for playing time early on Rocky Top. Clemson likely is one of the top threats.
Here is a breakdown of the number of commits by position:
- TE: 1 (Lowe)
- OL: 1 (Lampley)
- DL: 2 (Cox, Middleton)
- ATH: 1 (Couch)
Here is a breakdown of Tennessee’s commits by state:
- Tennessee: 2 (Lampley, Middleton)
- Georgia: 1 (Lowe)
- Florida: 1 (Couch)
- Alabama: 1 (Cox)