Tennessee is in a position to follow a 9-4 season with a class that should be around the top 15. Things already got off to a good start Thursday when four-star wide receiver Marquez Callaway gave his verbal commitment.

Here’s a review of Tennessee’s signing class with two weeks remaining before Feb. 3’s signing day and a few predictions on where the Volunteers could end up in February. We use 247Sports composite team and player rankings:


National recruiting rank: 21
SEC recruiting rank: 8
No. of signees and commits in class: 17


Marquill Osborne, CB, Cornelius, N.C. (four stars)
Alexis Johnson, DT, Fort Scott C.C. (four stars, JUCO)
Jeff George, WR, Dodge City C.C. (three stars, JUCO)
Desmond Henderson, CB, Dodge City C.C. (three stars, JUCO)


Jarrett Guarantano, QB, Oradell, N.J. (four stars)
Marquez Callaway, WR, Warner Robins, Ga. (four stars)
Daniel Bituli, LB, Nashville, Tenn. (four stars)
Ryan Johnson, OT, Brentwood, Tenn. (four stars)


Jonathan Kongbo, DE, Arizona Western College (five stars, JUCO)
Derrick Brown, DT, Buford, Ga. (five stars)
Nigel Warrior, S, Suwanee, Ga. (four stars)
Jordan Woods, DE, Citra, Fla. (four stars)


Tennessee looks like it is in a good spot to close strong. The commitment of Callaway this week got the ball rolling. The Volunteers look to be in a good situation with Warrior and Woods. Brown will take some work, but getting the last official visit can often be a good thing. Kongbo has Tennessee with FSU, Ole Miss and USC in his top four. He was once committed to Tennessee so it can happen again.