National Signing Day is here as we near the end of a wild 2020 year and football season, as Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee Football hope to finish the year right.
It has been a weird year, to say the least, but we’re nearing the end of 2020, and with the end of the year comes National Signing Day. This is a day I’ve been looking forward to all year, especially since Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee football went on that recruiting tear earlier this year where the Vols dominated college football headlines.
Today is the day for Pruitt to put his money where his mouth is, sign the players that verbally committed earlier this year, and even bring back some of the ones that de-committed over the past few weeks.
It could be a long day for the Vols if things don’t go their way, but it could be an exciting day for Tennessee Football Futures if the Vols can do as good or even better than expected. Pruitt is ending his third year as Tennessee’s head coach, so he’s going to need something to start going his way if he wants to keep his job in the long run.
Things have started well for the Vols early in the morning as Tennessee has received seven signed commitments already. Of course, Pruitt can finish off the recruiting class in January, but the Vols could use a really good day today.
To start the morning, inside linebacker Aaron Willis signed with the Vols. The four-star linebacker is the No. 5 player in Virginia, the No. 9 linebacker in the country, and the No. 130 overall player in the nation, according to 247Sports composite.
Signing a four-star linebacker is a great way to start the day, but now Pruitt has the challenge to top it. The papers started rolling in after that as defensive lineman from Georgia, Amari McNeill, also signed with the Vols. McNeill is a three-star according to 247Sports Composite and ranked the No. 85 player in Georgia.
Four-star defensive tackle KaTron Evans was the next to sign with Tennessee. He has an elite name, and his Twitter handle is elite as well. He’s even more elite on the field, though, as he’s ranked the No. 7 player in Maryland, No. 13 defensive tackle in the country, and the No. 176 player in the nation.
Tiyon Evans, four-star running back from South Carolina, became the first offensive player to join the Tennessee recruiting class. Evans comes from Hutchinson Community College, and according to 247Sports Composite JUCO, Evans is the No. 1 player in South Carolina, No. 1 running back in the country, and the No. 3 overall player in the nation.
Tennessee gets back-to-back offensive commitments as tight end from Georgia Miles Campbell soon after announced he’s signing with Tennessee. The three-star is the No. 35 player in Georgia and the No. 17 tight end in the country.
Trinity Bell quickly adds some competition to the tight end position as he signs with the Vols as well. The three-star Alabama tight end is ranked the No. 16 player in Alabama and the No. 30 athlete in the country.
The clock strikes 10 A.M. here in the mid-state as the Vols are off to a pretty good start early in the morning. As things start to heat up later this afternoon, we could see some spice come Tennessee’s way either in favor of the Vols or not.