Today On Rocky Top: Vols Most Underrated Recruits


Nov 30, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half at Commonwealth Stadium. Tennessee defeated Kentucky 27-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

From Bleacher Report

"Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones is about to wrap up his first full recruiting class in Knoxville, and it will be one that receives plenty of praise across the nation for its star quality.But a few less -heralded members of the 2014 recruiting haul will play above their ratings as well.Among UT’s 34 commitments in a class ranked sixth by 247Sports are several players who may not be as nationally known as Jalen Hurd and Josh Malone but who will develop into quality SEC players. Some of those guys will contribute as early as 2014."

From the Columbia Daily Herald

"No. 10 Tennessee rallied from down by as many as 15 points to beat Alabama for the 40th consecutive time, 64-54, on Sunday at Foster Auditorium.Junior Cierra Burdick keyed the comeback and finished with a career-high 20 points. She also grabbed 11 rebounds for her third double-double of the season. Isabelle Harrsion had 11 points and 11 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season. Meighan Simmons scored all 11 of her points in the second half.Tennessee won its fourth game in a row to move to 18-4 overall and 7-2 in the SEC. Alabama fell to 10-12 and 3-6 in the league."

From Fox Sports

"Tennessee football may be down, but it won’t stay there for long — if its incoming recruiting class lives up to advance billing.Last year, new Volunteers coach Butch Jones arrived on the scene in early December. Two months later, his first recruiting class ranked 33rd in the country, according to But that still was only good enough for 11th out of 14 SEC teams.With a full year to recruit for the incoming class, in advance of Wednesday’s National Signing Day, a total of 34 commitments has the Volunteers currently ranked second in the nation and trailing only SEC rival Alabama (according to"