Tennessee football is off to a solid start on the offensive line for 2020 recruiting with an elite prospect to fill a major void at center and a solid prospect to build more depth on the interior line. However, if we’re being honest, despite three commitments, they really only have two for legitimate depth at this point.
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As a result, they likely have nine guy, six interior linemen overall, including five who can play center, and three tackles right now who can play beyond 2020 when you count roster guys and 2020 commitments. That means that for now, they need to focus heavily on bringing in more tackles.
So when we look at needs, UT should take all the elite guys it can get in this class and then target tackles specifically. Getting two tackles here would put them in good position for the future, as Jeremy Pruitt, Jim Chaney and Will Friend could then put more specific focus there for their 2021 recruiting class.
The Vols have a few more linemen on the way, and the commitments will stock them heavily on the inside. Both Memphis prospects, four-star Chris Morris and three-star Marcus Henderson, will commit, giving them another elite interior lineman and another body at tackle.
They’ll add their second interior lineman with James Robinson committing out of Alabama. Then they’ll get two of their potential prospects in three-star guard Quantavious Leslie and Canadian tackle Tyrell Lawrence, who brings incredible size.
As a result, Tennessee football will end with eight commitments on the offensive line for an insane number. That includes six interior linemen, two of whom are four-stars, and two three-star tackles, loading up Jeremy Pruitt’s depth for the future. The class won’t be as loaded as last year’s on talent, but it will strike gold on bodies.