Pundits are making a big deal out of the Tennessee recruiting class for 2014. And they should.
Well, the 2015 class is shaping up as nicely too, as well as any other program in the nation. Thursday, Dylan Jackson came aboard with the Volunteers. He is a 6-foot-6, 240-pound strongside defensive end, and he is the seventh class of 2015 commitment for the Vols, who have four 4-star prospects and three 3-stars. Jackson is a three-star prospect out of Maryville (Tenn.).
Strong in academics, Jackson’s other early scholarship offers are from Duke, Northwestern and Vanderbilt. Currently, Tennessee is rated No. 4 in the nation in the 2015 ratings, according to the 247Sports.com composite. The 2014 class is ranked No. 6 in the nation.
Only Texas (with 8 commits for 2015) has a larger early class than Tennessee, and the Vols’ class of 34 commits for 2014 is the nation’s largest among BCS schools.