Tennessee football in top six for 2021 Georgia DE

A Carrollton, Ga. recruit has the Tennessee football Volunteers in his top six.

Jeremy Pruitt continues to put a focus on defensive ends while recruiting for Tennessee football. As the Vols have been gaining momentum by picking up commitments, they have also been trending for a variety of edge rushers.

On Tuesday, Rocky Top made the cut for 2021 Georgia weakside defensive end Khristian Zachary. A three-star on Rivals, Zachary comes out of Carrollton High School in Carrollton, Ga. He is the No. 28 ranked player at his position and No. 34 ranked player from his home state.

In addition to Tennessee football, Zachary had the Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs, Colorado Buffaloes, Missouri Tigers and Oklahoma Sooners. He announced his list Tuesday morning on Twitter.

This news comes a day after the Vols came down to the final two for Alabama weakside defensive end Trinity Bell, and they secured a commitment from another Alabama four-star weakside defensive end in Dylan Moses. So that has clearly been a position of focus for Pruitt.

Given the fact that Darrell Taylor just graduated, Deandre Johnson is now entering his senior season and Jordan Allen has converted to tight end, Pruitt clearly needs to focus on building depth at this position. Weakside defensive end plays the primary edge rusher in Pruitt’s 3-4 scheme. He has already lamented the lack of depth there.

As a result, if Bell or Zachary committed, the depth would begin to develop there. After all, Tamarion McDonald, Morven Joseph and Roman Harrison are four-stars Pruitt has recruited over the past couple of years who will play edge rusher, and Kivon Bennett still has two years as well.

Taking all of that into account, Tennessee football could really build up depth there by 2021. Right now, there are no predictions on the Rivals Future Cast or the 247Sports Crystal Ball, so Pruitt and the Vols could really be in play.