The Vols usually have a hard time getting the top in-state recruits to come to UT. This year though, they won the top in-state recruit, Trey Smith, an offensive tackle. Tennessee also added 4 star running back Ty Chandler who is from Nashville, and scored 4 star defensive tackle Eric Crosby from Virginia.
They lost commitments from 4 star receiver Tee Higgins and 4 star quarterback Hunter Johnson. Both of them went to Clemson. These were two major losses for the Vols.
Overall the Vols did a pretty good job of recruiting. They earned the 15th best recruiting class in the nation and the 7th best in the SEC. They met the needs of the defensive line and the offensive line. The Vols don’t have as much talent as they had last year, but hopefully with a few new coaches and a better offensive line, the Vols will be a major force in the SEC.