It Tennessee’s incredible recruiting run the past 12 months is any indication of what is to come on the field, SEC rivals better start bracing themselves.
This weekend the Vols pulled in another stud with running back Rocky Reid, it’s 11th addition to the already huge class of 2015. Reid is a powerfully built back at 6-foot-0, 220 pounds and he rushed for 3,400 yards and 39 touchdowns as a junior last fall at Concord (N.C.) H.S. Is the nephew of former Wake Forest wide receiver Kenneth Moore. He also was offered by Arkansas in the SEC, while he attended South Carolina’s junior day. Georgia Tech, Kansas State, N.C. State, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Wisconsin also offered.
“I just like how they keep it like a family and how the program is turning around,” Reid told Saturday Down South over the weekend. “They say they like my running style, that I run just like an SEC back should.”
Reid, a three-star back, was offered by the Volunteers on March 1, but it didn’t take long for him to make his decision known. When he committed, he was on campus this weekend for the Orange and White game.
Tennessee is now tied with Clemson with the second-most commitments in the country (11), behind only Penn State with 12. The Vols’ class is rated No. 4 overall in the nation’s rankings and is the biggest group in the SEC. The pickup of Reid moved the Vols up four spots to their No. 4 ranking. In February, Tennessee had the biggest 2014 signing class among BCS level schools.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings.