Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee football are still working hard on the recruiting trail even after in-person meetings have been postponed by the NCAA.
Ever since arriving to Rocky Top, Jeremy Pruitt has been the coach and recruiter that Tennessee football has needed after the previous administration.
With the recent outbreak of coronavirus, it has made it more difficult for recruiters to meet with potential future signees, but Pruitt and the Vols aren’t completely shutting down operations because recruiting season never stops.
Before the NCAA completely shut down meeting in person for recruiting, 2021 four-star quarterback prospect Kaidon Salter made a visit to campus, and Pruitt and the staff impressed him enough to get the Vols on his shortlist.
Tennessee joins Baylor, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Auburn in Salter’s top five schools, according to VolQuest.
“They would most definitely make the top five,” Salter said. “Tennessee is real high on my recruitment right now. They are up there with Baylor, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Auburn.”
The crystal ball doesn’t have Salter coming to Knoxville permanently, but we all know that crystal balls aren’t the end all be all, so there’s not much to worry about there.
You can never have too much competition at the quarterback position in college football, so if Pruitt is able to get Salter, that would add to a very talented quarterback room that currently houses JT Shrout, Brian Maurer, Jarrett Guarantano, Harrison Bailey, and Jimmy Holiday.
Whenever the NCAA opens back up recruiting, then Pruitt will have some ground to make up, but it looks like he’s already ahead of the curve.
Recruiting is a vital part of sports, especially football, so hopefully, Pruitt and the coaches can get back on the recruiting trail soon.