Christmas has passed, but one of the biggest gifts for coach Butch Jones and Tennessee’s program will be arriving in about a week.
Fourteen early enrollees will begin showing up on campus for the spring semester that officially begins on Jan. 8. It’s an influx of talent that marks the first wave of new players who will be on campus from Jones’ heralded first full recruiting class that is ranked among the best in the nation by multiple recruiting ranking services.
The 14 players aren’t confirmed yet, but it’ll consist of the three junior college players signed on Dec. 18 in addition to prep stars such as running back Jalen Hurd, receiver Josh Malone, tight end Daniel Helm and defensive end Joe Henderson.
From Go Vols Xtra
Tennessee freshman guard Jannah Tucker was at practice on Friday afternoon and is expected to participate in her first workout with the Lady Vols on Saturday, according to school spokesperson.
Tucker did not arrive as expected last July for summer school. Court documents later obtained by the News Sentinel allege that she had been the victim in a domestic assault case in September.
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Tennessee’s vaunted football recruiting class is loaded with talent.
That’s not to say the Volunteers’ current haul of prospects for the 2014 class is devoid of holes. However, this class—currently ranked third by 247Sports—is exactly the kind of recruiting resurgence Butch Jones needs in his first full year on the trail to help get UT back in the SEC picture.