Tennessee football had one of the best recruiting weeks I have ever seen this past week, and some rivals are very salty.
There is salt in the air this weekend after Tennessee football spent four out of the last seven days getting the commitment from four and five-star recruits.
Starting on Sunday, five-star defensive end Dylan Brooks committed to Tennessee, on Monday, four-star defensive back Kamar Wilcoxson committed to Tennessee, on Tuesday, four-star wide receiver Julian Nixon committed to the Vols, and now five-star linebacker Terrence Lewis announced on Thursday that he’s heading to Rocky Top.
If I were a rival of Tennessee, I’d probably be confused. How is Tennessee getting all of these recruits? I’d probably be upset, but some of Tennessee’s rivals are taking their saltiness to the next level.
The likes of Georgia, Oklahoma, and even an Oklahoma assistant coach and Florida assistant coach took to Twitter to make themselves feel better and looking back on old wins against Tennessee teams.
If you want to throw fans into the mix, then we could find some from every SEC fan base and most fan bases of top teams throughout the country. I don’t know how someone can be so upset about an “irrelevant program.” Probably because the Vols are no longer irrelevant.
Georgia has found a lot of success over the past few years, but they feel so threatened by Tennessee’s amazing week they had to brag about beating a bad Tennessee team. I would probably be triggered too if a rival coach was stealing top in-state recruits.
Oklahoma has also found a lot of success recently. Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray propelled them to the national stage. Of course, they weren’t able to capitalize on that, but who has, right?
I wonder if he was able to overnight that book on Amazon Prime? And I’m not going to lie that’s a pretty neat YouTube clip, but Tennessee has Oklahoma on the schedule this year, so I wouldn’t say too much before this fall.
If there’s a program in the SEC East that shouldn’t be focused on what’s going on in Knoxville, it’s Florida. Yet, Florida’s Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the offense felt it was necessary to share his salt with the world.
I love seeing rival fans, coaches, and team media accounts get salty over Tennessee’s offseason success. I can only imagine what it’s going to be like when Tennessee rises to the elite level. The salt will be real.