This is an exciting time for Tennessee Vols football.

Tennessee finished the 2019 season on an incredible six game winning streak, which is currently the second longest active winning streak in the nation (among power-five schools, behind LSU’s 16 game winning streak).

It’s safe to say that Jeremy Pruitt has the Vols trending in the right direction.

The goal for Pruitt, obviously, is to eventually win a national championship at Tennessee.

But how soon will that happen?

It’s truly impossible to know. Winning a national championship in college football is incredibly difficult. Only a handful of teams start the season with a legitimate chance to win a championship. Tennessee is not among those handful of teams at the moment.

2020 signee Len’Neth Whitehead, however, is ready to change that.

Whitehead, a four-star running back from Athens, GA, is rated by 247Sports as the No. 17 player in the state of Georgia. He signed with the Vols mostly because Tennessee is willing to play him at running back instead of linebacker.

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Another reason he chose Tennessee?

Whitehead believes the Vols can compete for national championships.

The dynamic athlete recently told VolQuest “I’m ready to come together as a team and make a run at a national championship”.

Whitehead added “I want to help bring Tennessee back to the top”.

This should be incredibly exciting for fans to hear. The Vols just signed a top 10 recruiting class. That means some of the top recruits in the nation believe they can go to Tennessee and accomplish big things, such as winning a national championship.

Elite players win championships.

And the Vols added some elite players in the last recruiting cycle.

I’m not sure when Tennessee will become a championship level team, but it’s clear that Whitehead plans on it happening in the very near future.

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