The Gadsden, Ala. prospect has the Tennessee football Volunteers in his top five.
It’s clear that Tennessee football needs more help on its offensive line in its 2021 recruiting class. As a result, Jeremy Pruitt has been working hard to make headway with lots of prospects on that front, and now he’s got the Vols trending for another one.
Alabama 2021 tackle Rod Orr, who stands at 6’7″ 285 pounds, has announced that UT is in his top five. A three-star on Rivals and four-star on 247Sports, Orr comes out of Gadsden City High School in Gadsden City, Ala.
In addition to mentioning Tennessee football, Orr named the Ole Miss Rebels, Florida State Seminoles, Missouri Tigers and Oregon Ducks on his list. He announced the schools on Twitter Tuesday morning.
— Rod Orr (@MyNameRod21) August 4, 2020
As of right now, the Vols’ top five 2021 recruiting class has only one offensive lineman among its 24 commitments. That commitment is three-star Colby Smith of Wentworh, N.C., who is also a 6’7″ 285-pound tackle.
Orr would certainly help out Pruitt and co. up front. Although the unit is set in terms of rotational depth for years to come, a couple of three-star developmental projects in this class would be extremely helpful, especially at tackle. After all, Wanya Morris and Darnell Wright are rising stars, so both players could leave early after the 2021 season.
Pruitt has done such a good job recruiting elite talent up front over the previous two classes that he’s given himself some room for less heralded prospects who would get better with experience. Orr could certainly fit that mold.
There are no official favorites to land Orr right now on the Rivals Future Cast or 247Sports Crystal Ball. The Florida State Seminoles are the favorites on the Rivals Fan Future Cast, but those predictions aren’t based in any data, and they are only the favorite by a plurality. As a result, Tennessee football is clearly in play to land the guy. Pruitt’s connections to Alabama surely help.