Tennessee football: 5 things that went right for the Vols on National Signing Day

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KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 08: Tennessee mascot Davy Crockett carries the flag across the end zone during a game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers at Neyland Stadium on September 8, 2018, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennesee won the game 59-3. (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images) /

No.1 – Top 12 class

I’ll always be the first to admit when I have a take, and it turns out to be wrong. Back when Tennessee had a class ranked near 30, I predicted the class would finish in the top ten. I’ll take the “L,” however finishing 12 is pretty much the same thing.

Again, not to turn good news into something negative but No.12 in the nation was only good enough for No.7 in the SEC. That shows how incredibly hard it is to recruit in the SEC, or at least on the highest level.

But, there is good news, Tennessee was the only team that finished last season with a losing record to finish with a  top-15 class. Here is a look at how the rankings stand at the current moment.

1. Alabama 2. Georgia 3. Texas 4. Texas A&M 5. LSU

6. Oklahoma 7. Oregon 8. Michigan 9. Florida 10. Clemson

11. Auburn 12. Tennessee 13. Penn St.14. Ohio St. 15. Notre Dame

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As you can see, there are six SEC schools ahead of the Vols in the rankings and two of them being in the SEC East. Still judging off how the past two seasons have gone in Knoxville, signing a top-15 class is more than impressive.