Today On Rocky Top: Vols’ 2014 Class Shaping Up


Aug 31, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Austin Peay Governors wide receiver Devon Jones (33) tackles Tennessee Volunteers running back Deanthonie Summerhill (24) at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 45-0. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports


"There’s exactly one week remaining until National Signing Day, and for UT, a lot of the drama is now over.Five-star cornerback Adoree’ Jackson, UT’s top remaining uncommitted target, eliminated the Vols late Tuesday night, taking to Twitter to say he will be choosing between LSU, Florida, USC and UCLA on signing day.While UT was never the favorite to land Jackson, it seemed that the Vols would at least be in at until the end. Landing Jackson would’ve been quite a heist by Butch Jones – an exclamation mark on an already highly-impressive class."

From Bleacher Report

"The Tennessee Volunteers won the first ever BCS National Championship in 1998, and it’s been downhill for the Vols since then.So, picking out the top recruiting classes in what has been a mostly forgettable era of UT football is a difficult proposition.But even though Tennessee has had some clunker classes that were supposed to be outstanding—looking at you, 2007 and 2009—the Vols have had plenty of talent commit in the past 16 years, even if they haven’t done much with it."

From The Tennessean

"Jordan McRae followed one of the worst shooting performances of his career with one of the best.McRae scored 26 points and went 6-of-7 from 3-point range Wednesday as Tennessee never trailed in an 86-70 victory over Mississippi that ended the Rebels’ four-game winning streak.McRae’s big game came just four days after he shot 1-of-15 and had a season-low five points in a 67-41 loss to then-No. 6 Florida."