An already-besieged Butch Jones received further bad news Tuesday evening as three class of ‘17 players formerly committed to the Vols reopened their recruitment. Brothers Breyon Gaddy (4* DT) and Brandon Gaddy (3* DT) of Virginia Beach committed to Tennessee in July; both are now looking elsewhere according to their high school coach. They were joined a few minutes later by CJ Cotman (4* ATH) of Clearwater, FL, who announced his decommitment via Twitter:
Tennessee now has 23 recruits in the 2017 class, and falls to 14th nationally in the 247 composite. As the old saying goes: when it rains, bricks start falling out of the sky and hitting you in the face.