Just another signing day in the SEC


For a 10th consecutive winter, either Alabama or Georgia is expected to finish with the No. 1 class in the 247Sports.com team rankings following Wednesday’s traditional national signing date. Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide held the top spot annually from 2011 to 2017 and again last year, with Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs breaking through to collect the premier haul in 2018.


Tennessee has not added any commitments since the December period…

Tennessee may wind up with a fifth consecutive class ranked outside the top 10, with last year’s contingent having been ranked 13th. The Vols had the N0. 4 class in 2015, when Butch Jones reeled in defensive tackles Kahlil McKenzie and Shy Tuttle, defensive end Kyle Phillips, inside linebacker Darrin Kirkland, offensive tackles Drew Richmond and Jack Jones, athlete prospect Jauan Jennings, receiver Preston Williams and junior college running back Alvin Kamara.

“I don’t think you always have to sign a top-10 class,” Callahan said. “The thing I point to all the the time, and this is a little different because it’s an ACC team, but before Clemson won the (2016) national title with Deshaun Watson, they had top-15 classes in three of the previous four years and one top-10 class mixed in there,” Callahan said. “If you can stack top-15 classes on top of each other and can keep players on campus — that’s something the previous staff at Tennessee did not do a good enough job of. If you can minimize the turnover and the attrition and keep getting top-15 classes, that can give you a chance.

Cue the obvious…


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Recruiting, SEC Football

12 responses to “Just another signing day in the SEC

  1. Busta

    Or you can turn 3 stars into 5 stars like Mullen can…


  2. Man, that Broderick Jones dude looks terrifying. Um, yea sure UT, you got a chance…


  3. The other Doug

    I would appreciate it if someone could post the Gator message board thread where they figure out Mullen can’t recruit at the level of Kirby.


  4. willypmd

    I guess he missed the part where the top 15 classes at UT were predicated on signing 30 players per class.

    Now that there are stricter class size restrictions and if UT does manage to limit player losses, it means you actually have to sign top 100 players to finish in that top 10, not just 30 high 3 stars


  5. mp

    Clemson’s average signing rating was what made the difference. They signed smaller, higher quality classes.


  6. Bulldog Joe

    I don’t see a Deshaun Watson on Tennessee’s roster.


  7. duronimo

    Rationalization is the sugar that makes the medicine go down.


  8. practicaldawg

    I predict next year will be a bitter chaser for Tennessee without Jennings and the last scraps of Booch’s classes


  9. Some bozo Tooth Nation troll was posting the gif of the 2016 Hail Mary after all of Kirby’s GO DAWGS tweets today. They are so pathetic.


  10. Comin' Down The Track

    The Vols looking into moving to the ACC?