Published September 10, 2013 - 4:00pm
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It’s rare that an SEC team can say it is all but wrapped up with a recruiting class, but with 24 commitments on board, Tennessee’s staff can kick back a little bit and enjoy it’s work. Of course, there’s always the 2015 and 2016 classes to worry about–but the Volunteers should be proud.
There are still some blue-chippers they’d like to steer in their direction, but all in all its a good, balanced group. And it consists of players other SEC powers want, instead of past years when their classes weren’t quite as strong.
While high school prospects Jalen Hurd, Todd Kelly and Dillon Bates get a lot of the recruiting headlines, Volunteers fans may want to keep a close eye on DaVonte Lambert, too. Lambert is the No. 1 ranked JUCO strongside defensive end in the country, according to 247Sports.com. He’s one exciting prospect out of Georgia Military College, and because he’s a JUCO player sometimes he’s overlooked.
Trust me, he shouldn’t be overlooked.
“This year’s class for UT is awesome,” Lambert told Saturday Down South on Tuesday. “The class has a lot of talent and potential and the next few years UT will shock the world with the talent they have coming in and already on the team. There are a lot of playmakers and people that will already have game-time experience.
“All I can say? Look out … coming in with 24 (commits) will be great, and I can’t wait to lead them to a championship.”