For once the college football world is buzzing about Tennessee is a positive way. Did that feel good to read? Then let’s say it again. The national buzz around Tennessee Football is positive!
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) May 11, 2020
By now, anyone reading this is fully aware of Tennessee’s recent recruiting success which leaves them with the No. 2 recruiting class for 2021 (behind Ohio State).
The quality and volume of commits has been highlighted, but the coaches who are out on the recruiting trail (well, virtually) have been receiving their fair share of recognition as well. Along with player rankings, 247Sports also ranks coaches based on how they have performed selling their program to players. Tennessee currently has five coaches in the top-30.
Derrick Ansley – No. 2
The defensive coordinator has lived up to his million-dollar salary by bringing in nine commitments already for the Vols. He snagged a four-star safety, Kamar Wilcoson, but his biggest success was getting the top ranked WDE in the country, Dylan Brooks.
Tee Martin – No. 11
Are we shocked that Tee Martin excels at selling the program that he led to a National Title in 1998? Of course not. Martin has five commits in the books so far including a pair of four-star wide receivers.
Brian Niedermeyer – No. 15
Again, no surprise here. The 2019 National Recruiter of the Year is back on the hot streak landing three four-stars and one five-star linebacker, Terrance Lewis.
Jay Graham – No. 18
Tennessee’s running backs coach has four commitments thus far. Three of them are from running backs. At the top of his class is the No. 9 rated RB in the country, Cody Brown from Georgia.
Joe Osovet – No. 26
Osovet only has three commitments so far, but his quality of commits is nothing to scoff at. Two four-star defensive players, Arron Willis and KaTron Evans, are both heading to Knoxville after Osovet led the charge on their recruitment.