Some freshmen have already been offered scholarships already and football players are making names…
In-state recruiting rush continues
Butch Jones has stressed the importance of in-state recruiting time and time again. The first-year headman is trying to build a wall around Tennessee. Landing valued in-state prospects is a priority. Jones has accomplished this mission handedly so far. The staff has been able to reel in key in-state targets in the 2014 class such as Jalen Hurd, RaShaan Gaulden, Derek Barnett, Vic Wharton and Todd Kelly Jr. Jones and Co. have continued their momentum in the 2015 class, landing verbal pledges from Jaylond Woods, Zach Stewart and Jack Jones while pursuing several others such as Kyle Phillips, Rico McGraw and Drew Richmond. But the battle to net Volunteer State recruits never ends. The Vols already have their eyes on the Class of 2017. Maleik Gray, a freshman running back and safety at La Vergne (Tenn.) High School, has already pocketed four SEC offers...
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