Considering how saddled college football coaches are with obligations to boosters and the community, it’s a wonder they ever find time for recruiting.

Yet Jeremy Pruitt somehow managed to sneak away for a such a trip during the season.

Pruitt convinced Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer to take his place as speaker at the Knoxville QB Club on Monday so he could hit the recruiting trail. Fulmer seemed pleased with Pruitt’s decision, which was made possible because the Volunteers are on a bye week.

Some Tennessee fans have been displeased with the first five games of Pruitt’s tenure, but it’s hard to complain about a coach manufacturing time to shore up future recruiting classes. The Volunteers are just hoping trips like this result in some major commitments down the road.