Tennessee's 2017 recruiting class takes major hit with three de-commitments
Tennessee’s 2017 recruiting class was dealt a major blow on Tuesday night when four-star athlete CJ Cotman announced he was de-committing from the Volunteers.
The Florida native tweeted about his decision:
— Cj Cotman (@CotmanCj) November 30, 2016
That alone would have been bad news for the Vols. However, two other players de-committed shortly after Cotman.
According to 247Sports, four-star DT Breyon Gaddy and his twin brother, three-star DT Brandon Gaddy have also decided to look at other schools.
247Sports lists Cotman as the No. 16 athlete in the class of 2017 and the No. 39 overall recruit from the state of Florida.
The site ranks Breyon Gaddy as the No. 19 defensive tackle in the 2017 class and the No. 15 overall recruit from Virginia. His brother, Brandon, is the No. 46 defensive tackle and the No. 18 prospect from Virginia.
No matter what you think of coach Butch Jones, this isn’t a good look for his program. Jones’s days in Knoxville may be numbered.