Just when I thought Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee Football might be done, another recruit announces he is taking his talents to Rocky Top.
There is no doubt that Tennessee football is one of the hottest teams in the nation right now. Before Sunday, they had five recruits make the decision to verbally commit to Tennessee in the past eight days.
Now, two more players have announced that they will be joining Tennessee’s 2021 recruiting class and add their name to the commitment list. The Vols now have impressively had seven players commit to Tennessee in the past eight days.
Earlier on Sunday, Tallahassee defensive back De’Shawn Rucker announced on Instagram Live that he is committing to the Vols, and after a stellar week, I thought that would be all we heard on Sunday.
That wasn’t the case as four-star running back Cody Brown announced on Twitter that his decision is made, and he wants to be a Volunteer.
We’ve seen a bunch of fans, rival coaches, and official team accounts throw shade at Tennessee, and as assistant coach Brian Niedermeyer put it, they’re going to be “big mad” now.
Brown is one of the best running backs that the 2021 class has to offer. The Georgia native is the No. 125 overall prospect, the No. 9 running back, and No. 11 recruit in the state of Georgia.
He’s a big back that could be similar to what Jalen Hurd was for Tennessee before he was run off. He could also be converted to a tight end if that’s where the Vols need him.
Brown doesn’t have the speed that some of his future teammates that have also been committing recently have, but he has the strength to run over defenders that get in his way. If Pruitt wants to involve fullbacks in his offense more, then Brown could be a great fullback as well.
In his Junior season, Brown had 1,676 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns on 214 carries. He also caught 17 passes for 113 yards and threw a 51-yard touchdown.
He was named the 7-A Player of the Year in 2019 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In 33 career games, Brown has amassed 3,694 rushing yards and 53 touchdowns.
That’s not too bad of a stat line for Brown with the talent he faces in Georgia each week. There’s no doubt he has a lot of talent that can transition to dominating performances at the college level.
The Vols beat out Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Penn State, among others. Pruitt is proving he has what it takes to build a national-best recruiting class, and he’s getting very close to doing just that for the 2021 class.