Tennessee Volunteers National Signing Day Recap

CharlesMosley

Tennessee Volunteers

      • SEC TEAM RANK: No. 3
      • NATIONAL TEAM RANK: No. 5
      • LAST YEAR’S FINISH: No. 10 in SEC; No. 24 in nation.
      • NO. 1 CURRENT RECRUIT: WR Josh Malone (No. 36).
      • SDS 3-STAR ‘SLEEPER’ STAR: So many good ones to go with here, but I’m actually going to step up a notch and say JUCO 4-star Chris Weatherd. Incredibly humble and mature, incredibly talented. Vols fans will have him.
      • SUM THE DAY UP: It was a relatively quiet day for Tennessee, though they did pick up former Vandy commit Michael Sawyers. The Vols did lose Cory Thomas to Mississippi State, but Sawyers made up for it. In all, 32 signed. Pretty drama-less day, and things were wrapped up early. Also, Orlando Brown and Jerome Dews did not sign. Brown had academic issues and apparently is heading to Oklahoma, while Dews appears to be heading to prep school.
      • OVERALL: When it comes to recruiting, Tennessee is back. And that should translate to wins on the field. This was the nation’s largest signing class, and a good chunk of the group has already been on campus for a month as early enrollees. Gone are the Dooley days of the Vols battling mid-range ACC teams for recruits. This program is heading in the right direction.

Editor’s note: All team and individual ratings referenced by Saturday Down South are according to 247Sports.com’s composite ranking, which averages all services. Team rankings are as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Here’s a look at the current commitments, with ranking and early enrollment details:


PLAYER POS HOMETOWN HGT WGT RANK ENROLLED?
Derek Barnett DE Brentwood, TN 6’4″ 265 4
Dillon Bates LB Ponte Vedra, FL 6’3″ 207 4
Elliot Berry DB Fairburn, GA 5’11″ 200 3
Evan Berry DB Fairburn, GA 5’11″ 195 4
Dontavius Blair OL Garden City, KS 6’8″ 300 4 YES
Gavin Bryant LB Jackson, AL 6’2″ 225 4
Neiko Creamer ATH Elkton, MD 6’3″ 223 3 YES
Rashaan Gaulden DB Nashville, TN 6’1″ 175 3
Daniel Helm TE Chatham, IL 6’4″ 216 4 YES
Joe Henderson DE Cleveland, OH 6’4″ 222 3
Dewayne Hendrix DE O’Fallon, IL 6’5″ 255 4
Jalen Hurd RB Hendersonville, TN 6’3″ 230 4 YES
Jakob Johnson LB Jacksonville, FL 6’4″ 235 3 YES
Todd Kelly DB Knoxville, TN 6’1″ 190 4
Josh Malone WR Gallatin, TN 6’3″ 190 4 YES
Cortez McDowell DB Locust Grove, GA 6’3″ 200 4
Aaron Medley K Lewisburg, TN 6’2″ 170 3
Dimarya Mixon DT Mesquite, TX 6’4″ 265 3 YES
Emmanuel Moseley DB Greensboro, NC 6’1″ 180 3 YES
Charles Mosley DT Brighton, TN 6’5″ 350 4
Treyvon Paulk RB Alpharetta, GA 5’8″ 201 3
D’Andre Payne DB Washington, D.C. 5’9″ 177 4 YES
Lavon Pearson WR Quincy, CA 6’3″ 185 4 YES
Ray Raulerson OL Tampa, FL 6’5″ 275 3 YES
Jashon Robertson DT Nashville, TN 6’3″ 286 3
Michael Sawyers DT Nashville, TN 6’2” 300 3
Derrell Scott RB Havelock, NC 5’11″ 180 4
Coleman Thomas OL Max Meadows, VA 6’6″ 295 3 YES
Chris Weatherd LB Athens, TX 6’4″ 225 4
Vic Wharton III ATH Nashville, TN 6’1″ 172 3
Owen Williams DT El Dorado, KS 6’1″ 280 3 YES
Ethan Wolf TE Minster, OH 6’5″ 243 3

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