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Where Tennessee sits in the recruiting rankings after a strong early signing period

Tennessee made a big jump.

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The dust has settled and the ink is dry. Tennessee’s 2020 recruiting class is about 90 percent in place after a big Wednesday. The Volunteers inked all but two of their commits heading into Wednesday and picked up five new faces along the way.

Jeremy Pruitt and staff filled needs at receiver, pass rusher, linebacker and on the defensive line. Now with 21 signatures, Tennessee’s 2020 class is moving up recruiting rankings across the landscape.

Here’s where things currently stand.

2020 Class Rankings (As of Wednesday night)

247Sports: 15th

Rivals: 9th

ESPN: 18th

Tennessee made big moves, securing signatures from two four-star defensive end prospects in Tyler Baron and Morven Joseph. Four-star LB/RB Len’Neth Whitehead also helped move the needle.

While this class lacked the five-star sizzle of last year’s group, it may be deeper overall.

The Volunteers presumably have a few spots left in the class remaining open for big time targets like Darnell Washington and Jay Hardy. Tennessee is still in play with both, considering neither will sign early. They now have six weeks to roll out the full court press for each, potentially with a few more possibilities coming available.

Considering how this year started on the football field, Tennessee fans should happily take a top 15 class in this cycle.