Jeremy Pruitt and his staff are continuing its hot streak as Tennessee football gets another commitment on Monday, making it eight commitments in nine days.
I’ve been saying that Tennessee football is one of the hottest teams in college football right now. They’ve been getting commitments left and right even though the coronavirus has forced recruits to stay home. I think it’s official, Tennessee football is not just hot, they’re on fire.
This comes after Jeremy Pruitt and company get seven verbal commitments in eight days. That was the total after Sunday. Now we’ve turned the page to a new work week, and the Vols follow that up with getting another commitment.
This time, Tennessee gets the commitment from an offensive lineman that could double as a forward for Tennessee basketball.
Three-star/four-star (depending on where you look) offensive lineman Colby Smith announced on Monday that he’s 100% committed to the Vols. The 6-foot-7, 295-pound lineman joins an elite class and adds to Tennessee’s ever-growing list of top recruits.
I mentioned in a previous article that Tennessee was tied with Ohio State and Miami (OH) for the most commitments in the country, and Tennessee had the third-best 2021 recruiting class in the nation.
Now, Tennessee has the most commitments in the country with 18, OSU and Miami both have 17, and the Vols also jump North Carolina to take over the second-best recruiting class in the nation for 2021 and Pruitt does it by stealing a North Carolina recruit right under Mack Brown’s nose.
I don’t know what Pruitt and his coaches are selling but the recruits are buying it and I think the hype is real, regardless of what Oklahoma assistant coaches think.
I wonder if Pruitt is a Justin Timberlake fan. “Can’t stop the crootin’.” That’s how that song goes, right?
Anyways, Smith is a huge get for Tennessee. Not only because he helped Tennessee get to the No. 2 class in the nation, but he’s also a huge person standing at 6-foot-7.
He is the No. 138 overall prospect and No. 19 offensive tackle in the 2021 class and the No. 8 recruit in the state of North Carolina, according to 247Sports.
Smith is the first offensive lineman to commit to Tennessee for the 2021 class, and I can only expect more to come now that Smith has broken the ice. For his size, Smith is quick and athletic. He can move and cover a lot of ground fairly quickly.
He can be a versatile lineman, and with his size, he can cover a little extra ground wherever he’s needed to in the running and passing game. It will be interesting to see where he fits in the Tennessee lineup.
It’s been another day, and another recruit committed to Tennessee. Pruitt and the Vols are on absolute fire, and I can’t wait to see the rivals rage about it some more.