The Tennessee Vols currently have 23 players committed to their 2021 recruiting class.
With a couple of “big fish” still available, it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that not every player currently committed to UT will end up signing with the Volunteers.
That means a few players will either decommit on their own or be told to look around.
Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Friedman thinks three-star running back Jaylen Wright, who committed to UT in late March, is one of the players who could end up not signing with Tennessee.
Here’s what Friedman said about Wright this week:
Tennessee recruiting is off the charts right now and they have momentum with some big targets, but they’ve already taken commitments from 23 players. The Vols are running out of room in this class. Three of those 23 commitments are from running backs. One of them could easily jump ship and Wright does have some other suitors to think about.
I can’t see Tennessee telling Wright to “look around”. The Durham native has elite speed. And that’s something you can’t teach (he once ran the 100 meters in 10.84 seconds).
The only way I see Wright not signing with the Vols is if another program is able to steal him away from Tennessee.
Wright, however, recently told Rivals he’s “100 percent committed” to UT.
Recruiting is fluid, of course. But for now, I see Wright sticking with his commitment and signing witht the Volunteers.
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