When Jeremy Pruitt arrived on Rocky Top, one of his first questions was, “Where are all the big guys?”

Thanks to Tennessee’s recruiting efforts following the hire of Pruitt and the work of the program’s strength and conditioning director, Craig Fitzgerald, the big guys are finally starting to show up in Knoxville.

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If you need proof of that, look no further than the progress of junior running back Ty Chandler.

Pointed out by Jordan Burns of the Orange & White Report, Chandler has made noticeable strides in a year’s time under Tennessee’s strength and conditioning staff. This first picture is from 2017:

This photo of Chandler was taken recently in early 2019:

Chandler, along with Tennessee’s new faces that arrived as early enrollees over the last few weeks are hitting the gym hard in anticipation for spring football on Rocky Top. If you look closely, you’ll see the likes of Quavaris Crouch, Jauan Jennings, Wanya Morris and many more in the video below: