Jeremy Pruitt and his new staff are coming for your defensive backs. Quite frankly, they don’t have much of a choice. With Emmanuel Moseley, Justin Martin and Shaq Wiggins heading out the door, Tennessee is already thin at cornerback. Toss in the fact that Rashaan Gaulden could test the NFL waters and you’ve got a real roster problem on your hands.
To make matters worse, Tennessee has lost commitments from cornerback prospects such as Brandon Cross, Tanner Ingle and Jaycee Horn. Not two mention a couple of safeties in Brendon Harris and Trey Dean.
Not to worry though. Coach Pruitt and his new staff are working hard on the trail, as evidenced by the outpouring of new offers and in-home visits that can be seen all throughout social media.
Maybe the biggest talent that this staff is zeroing in on outside of Cade Mays is Isaac Taylor-Stuart — a 6-2, five star cornerback prospect. New Vols’ assistant Brian Niedermeyer can be seen below with the big time defensive back.
Taylor-Stuart is the 25th ranked prospect in the 2018 class, according to the 247 database. Tennessee offered him last week shortly after Jeremy Pruitt took the job. USC, Georgia, Alabama and Texas A&M are also in the mix here.
The Vols are also making a push for current UCLA Bruins commit Olaijah Griffin. Both of these prospects are California natives and would be tough pulls, but the staff is swinging for the fences here regardless. It’s clear Pruitt has some relationships already built across the country, which is opening some doors for him and Tennessee so far on the trail.