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Where Tennessee needs the most help in the 2018 recruiting class

Can Tennessee fix up these areas?

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With a 4-8 season behind Tennessee, it’s time to see what positions the Volunteers could use a little help at in this year’s recruiting class.

Find a quarterback. The Vols ranked 125th out of 130 teams in total passing yards last year, with injuries playing a key role in that. Could the Vols look to find a signal-caller who could possibly lead them into the future?

Tennessee lost two quarterback commitments in Adrian Martinez and Michael Penix last week. Three star quarterback JT Shrout visited Knoxville last weekend, so maybe he’s their answer.

Exciting Pass Rusher. Tennessee — after losing significant starters the year before (see Barnett tearing it up with the Eagles) — saw a decline in the number of sacks. This was to be expected, but Tennessee ranked just 85th in the country last year with 22 sacks. That’s a decent decline from their sack number of 30 in 2016. Could the Vols find a defensive end or linebacker who could bring back the pass rush?

WR/TE. Maybe Jauan Jennings will come back, maybe he wont. If he does not, could the Vols get multiple receivers to help next year? 1-11 Kansas had more receiving TD’s this year.

Receiver Alontae Taylor and tight end Jacob Warren are already committed and expected to sign early with Tennessee. Jeremy Pruitt and his staff are in on a few more pass catchers like Jacob Copeland and Dominik Wood-Anderson, among others.

Let me know what you think in the comments.