Jeremy Pruitt took to the stage at SEC Media Days on Tuesday afternoon. He said a lot of things about the program and even did some recruiting.
Jeremy Pruitt took a different approach to his second attempt at SEC Media Days. With an opening statement of 21 minutes of his 30-minute allotted time in the main room, Pruitt looked like a veteran.
A veteran move for sure. Pruitt didn’t have time for all the stupid questions the media was going to ask.
I left last year’s SEC Media Days thinking Pruitt did an excellent job for, however, a “good job” is considered. According to David Ubben of The Athletic, Pruitt only took around 13 minutes in his opening statement.
Pruitt doesn’t hate the media, but he certainly doesn’t like talking to them. He’s a football coach. He just wants to coach football and recruit.
And recruit he did.
Pruitt started talking about wide receivers and mentioned, “We have four seniors at wide receiver. I’m gonna say that again; we have our seniors at wide receiver. So if I was a high school receiver, I’d think Tennessee would be a pretty good landing spot for me.”
I’m sure that was a general statement to any high school wide receiver. However, you have to think five-star Rakim Jarrett was on his mind.
According to 247Sports, Jarrett is rated as the No.19 overall prospect in the nation, No.3 wide receiver, and No.2 player from the DC area.
Jarrett is currently an LSU commit. However, he is keeping his options open, and it appears that the Vols have a good chance at landing the big-play wideout.
This would be one of the biggest flips I can remember in quite some time. Josh Dobbs flipped to the Vols on signing day, but he wasn’t a five-star recruit or rated as one of the best in his class.
Pruitt is a smart man, and I believe it was a sly sentence to throw into his opening statement. Maybe it was enough to flip Jarrett to the Vols.