In case you're wondering why we haven't written much in the way of recruiting the past couple of weeks, it's because with the status of Derek Dooley and the Tennessee coaching staff up in the air, the current class is about as fluid as you can get.
My personal advice is don't even bother watching recruiting until [and if/when] a new a coach is in place. When that happens, you'll see re-commitments, decommitments, new names emerge and old names fall away. If the Vols can somehow pull off a coup hire like Jon Gruden or Jimbo Fisher, the names may be even some of the biggest in the country.
One name that probably won't be among them is Mesquite, Texas four-star safety Kameron Miles. As has been rumored for a while now, Miles was a very soft commit who first flirted with Arizona State and then Texas A&M. As of today, multiple recruiting sites are reporting that Miles -- one of Tennessee's few highly-ranked recruits -- has informed UT coaches he's no longer a commitment.
If he does what is expected, Miles will commit to Texas A&M, which offered him last week mere days before going into Tuscaloosa and shocking the nation. That's not a bad recruiting tool, beating up on the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide on national television.
So, Miles is the first domino to fall. Memphis defensive end Jason Carr is also looking hard at Ole Miss with the coaching staff in turmoil. Like I said, if you're a recruiting fan, you may want to hide your eyes for a while. It's going to get ugly. Based on the potential hire the Vols may make, it could get better.
So it goes in the world of instability.