After a long wait, highly touted 2018 LB signee JJ Peterson finally arrived on Tennessee’s campus last week.

However, he still has a long way to go before he sees the field for the Vols, according to first-year head coach Jeremy Pruitt.

On Wednesday, Pruitt said the biggest thing for Peterson is that he’s not conditioned properly at the moment, and that’s going to take some time to fix

“First of all with JJ, I have been recruiting him for a long time, so I know a lot about him,” Pruitt said. “Probably the biggest thing right now is that he is out of shape. He didn’t go through summer conditioning or fall camp, so he has a long way to go physically before he would be able to play.”

Obviously, that’s not what Tennessee fans wanted to hear, as his arrival has been highly anticipated.

But, after waiting this long for the 4-star linebacker to show up, what’s a few more weeks? We’ll have to wait to see what week Peterson finally makes his long-awaited debut.