When Cade Mays announced he is transferring to Tennessee football, I thought that Jeremy Pruitt might have peaked, but he is outdoing himself again.
It’s been a heck of a week for Tennessee football and Jeremy Pruitt. First, Cade Mays announces he’s transferring to Tennessee; then, Trey Smith announces he’s returning for his senior season and topping it all, Velus Jones Jr. announced he’s transferring to Tennessee.
That’s a lot to happen in a week where no out of high school recruits were signed, but Tennessee and Pruitt basically got three new commits.
You can debate which one is the most important, but if Mays can receive immediate eligibility for the 2020 season, then the offensive line with Mays and Smith would be a dominant front five protecting Harrison Bailey.
Jones Jr. is also a versatile player that can serve as a flex player for Tennessee’s offense and special teams. He is also reuniting with former Offensive Coordinator Tee Martin at Tennessee, which could add an extra spark to the offense.
Pruitt is known for his defensive mind, but recently he’s been dominating on the offensive recruiting trail, and Tennessee’s potential offensive starting lineup is amazing.
If everything works out and this is where the starting lineup for the offense is, then I’m going to get really excited for the season and be let down again.
We all know what Mays and Smith offer to the offensive line, but what does this Jones Jr. guy have to offer?
Well, in his time at USC, he had his best season in Tee Martin’s last year with the team when he had 24 catches for 266 yards and a touchdown. He also had six carries for 13 yards and a touchdown
USC has a decent offense, but it has also been on the brink of firing its head coach for a couple of years, so its offense can’t be great.
I’d consider Jones Jr.’s situation is an upgrade, and with his return with Tee Martin, it is only adding to potential success at Tennessee.
Tennessee has had an amazing week this past week, and who knows what’s next. Pruitt is gearing up for a big third year, and he’s looking to make a big splash (and a contract extension) in 2020, and he’s off to a good start.