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Tennessee Football Recruiting: De-commitment Tracker Following Butch Jones' Firing

Even without Butch Jones as head coach, the Vols are still losing recruits.

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Butch Jones was let go on Sunday.
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Sunday started off with big news for the University of Tennessee.

Head coach Butch Jones decided to decline the opportunity to finish out the season as UT's coach, leaving defensive line coach Brady Hoke as the interim for the remainder of the 2017 season.

But the bleeding didn't stop there as the Vols lost two more recruits after three-star wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis and three-star cornerback Tanner Ingle decided to de-commit from the program after Jones was let go.

Ingle de-commited just minutes after Jacques-Louis.

These two players were added to the growing list of former UT recruits who have decided to jump ship after the disastrous 2017 season that has rendered the Vols as one of the worst teams in the country.

Jacques-Louis de-commitment isn't too much of a surprise since this is the second time he has turned a program down after committing. He de-commited from Kentucky before temporarily joining the Vols.

Many thought that once Jones was gone, the current class of 2018 would be more likely to stay on board, but this is a concerning development and leaves the Vols with more questions than answers as they begin the search for their new head coach.


Four-star wide receiver Alontae Taylor from Georgia has also de-commited from Tennessee. All of a sudden, a downtrodden offense looks like it will have marginal improvement in 2018.


Three star JUCO defensive end Dorian Gerald is opening things back up.