The 2020 Tennessee football recruiting class is starting to take shape. After a lot of worry, it appears Jeremy Pruitt knows what he is doing.
The month of June has been great to Tennessee football. Jeremy Pruitt and the Vols have picked up a total of four commits and are hopeful the momentum continues through the rest of summer.
Four-star safety, Antonio Johnson leads the way committing on June 7th. According to 247Sports, Johnson is ranked as the 163rd highest recruit in the nation, 11th safety, and the 3rd highest rated prospect from Illinois. However, Alabama just offered Johnson this past weekend.
Nick Saban told Johnson, that he like that he was long and had the ability to lock down defenders. Apparently, Johnson has been on Alabama’s radar for a while, but the staff “never gave him the film.”
Sorry, I don’t buy that. When Saban wants film, he gets it. Don’t believe that talk Johnson, Saban is just playing the game.
On the same day, offensive guard Javontez Spraggins committed to the Vols. The three-star prospect from Saint Louis, IL is ranked as the 917th highest rated recruit in the nation, 57th offensive guard, and 17th from the state.
A few days later on June 12th, Lovie Jenkins a cornerback from Ocoee, FL committed to play for the Vols. Another three-star prospect, according to 247Sports, however, Jenkins is a pretty quick guy and should be able to provide decent depth in the secondary.
Finally, this past weekend, Tennessee picked up a huge commit from Cooper Mays. Mays is the younger brother of five-star Cade Mays who signed with Georgia last season. Cooper is a four-star that could improve his rankings with another year of high school football.
There are a few other players on Tennessee’s radar that could end up signing with the Vols. The dual-threat quarterback from Longview, TX Haynes King, is one of those guys. Could the Vols be in the market to add another quarterback after all the recruiting Harrison Bailey has been doing?
Another guy is five-star LSU commit, Rakim Jarrett who was just in Knoxville on a visit this past weekend with Harrison Bailey and Cooper Mays.
We will see what happens, but if Tennessee can continue the momentum they’ve built in June, the Vols should have another Top-15 recruiting class. Now, we just need to see the wins.