The class of 2021 has been a whirlwind for Tennessee fans, and there are several twists and turns that remain ahead. With just a few spots left in that class, work is already well underway for the future. On Wednesday, Tennessee heard from one of their top target in next year’s class.
Julian Armella, a four-star prospect in the class of 2022, named his early top ten schools. Tennessee was placed alongside of Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, LSU, Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Michigan.
Armella 127th ranked prospect in the class of 2022 currently, per 247Sports. The 6-6, 300 pound prospect is out of Miami, Florida. He’s the son of former Florida State defensive tackle Enzo Armella, making the Seminoles the initial team to beat here.
For now though, Armella is weighing all of his options and seeing what stands out to him. Tennessee has done enough to make the initial cut here, thanks to their recent success on the trail.
“They’re currently killing it in the recruiting game,” Armella told Tomahawk Nation of Tennessee. “One of the great schools and recruiting me very hard.”
Tennessee will need to replenish their offensive tackle position soon as we look ahead to a future roster without Wanya Morris or Darnell Wright. It was a light year for the offensive line in 2020, with the Vols pulling in three interior prospects. Tennessee has just one offensive tackle committed to their 2021 group in four-star tackle Colby Smith, so expect the tackle position to be a bigger focus in future classes.
Armella has the length and size already to become a top prospect going into his junior season. He’s impressed on the camp circuit so far, participating at The Opening regionals and at the Polynesian Bowl. Expect to hear plenty more about this second generation prospect over the next year.