This past week will probably be renamed “Butch Jones Week” in Tennessee. There’s not a more popular man in the state at this moment.
On Friday the Volunteers added their fifth 2014 commit in the last six days with running back Treyvon Paulk.
— Treyvon Paulk (@TreyPaulk1) March 15, 2013
This brings their total numbers of commits for 2014 to six. ATH Vic Wharton committed on 12-25-12.
Paulk becomes the second 4-star recruit in the 2014 class for the Vols. The Alpharetta, GA native is 5’9″/195 lbs. According to 247Sports, Paulk is the 23rd ranked RB in the nation. Paulk was recruited by new Tennessee running backs coach Robert Gillespie.
The new Tennessee commit had an offer list that included: California, North Carolina, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Wisconsin, among others.
Butch Jones, as we’ve mentioned several times before, said he was determined to own the state of Tennessee, something he’s delivered on so far. Now it looks like he’s determined to make a splash outside of Tennessee as well.
When Jones was hired many critics and doubters and even Vol fans questioned the ability of Jones and his staff to recruit in SEC territory. The Vols have grown accustomed to missing out on some premiere in-state talent with previous coaching staffs. Butch Jones has, in three months, erased all doubt about his recruiting ability and desire to bring the best possible players to the University of Tennessee.
There’s not a hotter team in the country right now then the Tennessee Volunteers and they don’t show signs of letting up on Rocky Top any time soon.