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Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt has hired a strong recruiting staff.

Tennessee will begin to pick up commitments this spring with interesting wrinkle to recruiting calendar

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That’s an excellent question, and one Tennessee fans are sure to be eager about. I believe this is the class where we will see the true potential of this new coaching staff’s recruiting ability. Coach Jeremy Pruitt has assembled a young staff that appears to be ready to outwork their counterparts.

Tennessee already has picked up a commitment from in-state lineman Jackson Lampley. The previous staff had a commit from Te’Cory Couch, but I’d be very surprised if the Florida native ends up signing with Tennessee.

So, when will Tennessee begin to add to this class?

I think there likely will be a few come this spring. Tennessee already has hosted a couple of important names in the Class of 2019. This will continue, too, and I’m sure this staff is wanting to grab some recruiting momentum heading into the summer. Expect them to possibly push for a few commitments before May.

A lot of commitments will come in the summer, though, because the recruiting calendar has an interesting wrinkle this season.

Rising seniors can now take official visits over the summer for the first time. This would likely lead to at least a few more commitments during the summer.

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One thing to watch from the 2019 class will be where the prospects are coming from. Pruitt has said the staff will place an emphasis on the state, particularly in Memphis and Nashville. The staff also has strong ties to Alabama and Louisiana. Tennessee spent a lot of time in California in the Class of 2018, and it will be interesting to see if that trend continues.

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