With one commitment from a guy who could play the slot, another guy on the roster who will be eligible past 2020 and could already play the slot, three guys who could play wideout and will be eligible past 2020, and one guy who could double between the two, Tennessee football has just enough for a complete rotation for its future at receiver. But that’s with no room to spare.
As a result, the Vols need two more wideouts and another slot guy to complete their rotation. And they should be focusing on filling all those openings with this recruiting class. Great receivers is one unit Jeremy Pruitt inherited, so it’s on him to restock that roster.
At tight end, the Vols should be in good shape. Sure, their starter and backup are a senior and a junior respectively for this year, but Pruitt secured two commitments there in 2019 and has two more guys on the roster who will be eligible past 2020. So another addition there would be nice for Rocky Top, but it’s not necessary.
Rakim Jarrett will flip but not to Rocky Top. However, the Vols will make a major splash here when it’s all over. UT will land a major player in four-star Darin Turner, the Memphis prospect, and he gives them one major option at wideout at 6’3″ 195 lbs. Dee Beckwith will also commit, giving Pruitt an option for another wideout or tight end with his 6’5″ 215-pound frame.
Meanwhile, Pruitt will get three-star Jalin Hyatt. Although he is a wideout size, he gives UT the speedier option they typically prefer from the slot. So these three guys plus Jimmy Calloway will give Rocky Top a great receiver class to increase its options for the future, and that’s a major plus for Pruitt and Jim Chaney.