Right now, Tennessee football has 12 defensive linemen scheduled to be on the roster for 2019, six at defensive tackle and six at defensive end. That includes the Vols’ three commitments for their 2019 recruiting class.
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But they have more work to do. And they will get that work done. Jeremy Pruitt and co. have sent out offers to all the right people, and they’re going to beef up this class on the line before it’s all said and done.
By the time National Signing Day arrives in 2019, the Vols will have secured commitments from two more defensive tackles and two more defensive ends. Two of those four players will be four-stars as well.
Four-star defensive tackle Tymon Mitchell, the Nashville prospect, will stay in state and commit to the Vols. Meanwhile, Jeremy Pruitt will have his pipeline into Georgia to pick up four-star weakside defensive end Dante Walker.
On a smaller scale, the Vols will also get three-star defensive tackle Jamal Camp and three-star strongside defensive end Terrell Dawkins. That will leave them with two strongside ends, one weakside end and four defensive tackles for 2019. Also they’ll have three four-stars inc the class of seven people.
Tennessee football already got a great start recruiting for next year on the defensive line with four-star defensive tackle LeDarrius Cox, three-star junior college defensive tackle Darel Middleton and three-star strongside defensive end Jalil Clemons. If they add the players we predict they will, this class will end in an A. But for now, it’s a B with work to do. It’s in great shape, though.
This post is part of a series of evaluations on Tennessee football’s 2019 recruiting class at the dead period. For more stories, click here.