This is an important National Signing Day for Tennessee football, and Jeremy Pruitt and the Vols are already off to a hot start early.
National Signing Day is usually a pretty fun day because fans learn who the future leaders of their football team will be. This year’s NSD is an important one for Tennessee football and Jeremy Pruitt, too.
I say that because a good recruiting class is crucial to Pruitt’s rebuild at Tennessee. If Pruitt fails on NSD, then it could mean trouble for the Vols’ future.
A failure on NSD doesn’t mean that Pruitt will fail, but it threatens his success at Tennessee. He has been working hard on the recruiting trail, though, and it looks like it is already paying off early on NSD.
As of the time I am writing this, the Vols already have three big commits, including one recruit flipping his decision to Tennessee.
First, the Vols add four-star running back/linebacker Len’Neth Whitehead from Athens, Georgia. Tennessee has found some great players in Georgia, and Pruitt is digging deep into that well as many coaches did before him, and he’s close to hitting gold.
Whitehead is an elite four-star athlete that can offer high-level play on both sides of the ball at running back or linebacker.
Whitehead is the first domino to fall on a highly anticipated NSD for Tennessee, and there has already been a couple more to follow.
Athlete Jimmy Holiday has flipped his decision from TCU to Tennessee on Wednesday morning. The athlete out of Mississippi could be one of the better athletic quarterbacks to come out of the 2020 class, and he is now heading to Knoxville.
Holiday runs a 4.38 40-yard dash, yes you read that right. Whether he stays at quarterback to offer mobility to the position or he moves to another skill position, he can offer much-needed speed to the Tennessee offense.
The most recent commit to Tennessee is Alabama defensive lineman Reginald Perry. He is a 6-foot-6, 300-pound defensive lineman and signs with Tennessee over Indiana, Iowa, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Kentucky, and South Carolina.
When Perry’s signed papers arrive at Tennessee’s athletic department, he will be Tennessee’s tenth signed commit.
247Sports currently has the Vols at 17th Nationally and Seventh in the SEC, and that’s without Perry added to the list of signees. Rivals have the Vols ranked 15th nationally, so when Perry’s name is added to the list, the Vols could be climbing the leaderboard.
It’s still very early in NSD and a lot can happen. The Vols could very well push its way into the top-ten if the momentum continues throughout the early signing period day on Wednesday.