Tennessee Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt is building something special on Rocky Top.
And he’s doing it the right way.
There are no shortcuts when it comes to rebuilding a fallen program. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and patience.
Which is exactly how Pruitt is approaching the rebuild at UT. The second year Vols head coach is recruiting players that are tailor made to play in the SEC.
Two of those players, who are committed to Tennessee’s 2020 recruiting class, showed out in a big way on Friday night.
Four-star Vol commit Harrison Bailey, a 6-foot-4 prototypical pro-style quarterback, was impressive, at least in the final moments, for Marietta High School on Friday evening in his team’s win against St Joseph’s Prep, the nation’s No. 11 team.
Bailey passed for 255 yards and two touchdowns, including the game winning touchdown with 14 seconds to play.
You don’t get a nickname like HB5️⃣ unless you can ball.
— All-American Bowl (@AABonNBC) August 31, 2019
Bailey didn’t play his best game, but he battled and was able to lead his team to victory. That’s a sign of an elite player.
The Georgia native wasn’t the only Vol commit who was impressive on Friday night, either.
Recent UT commit BJ Ojulari, Bailey’s teammate at Marietta, was a force on defense in the win.
Ojulari, a four-star defensive end, was “unblockable” against St Joseph’s.
— Vol Recruiting Reports (@_VR2_) August 31, 2019
Tennessee might not win the SEC East in the next couple of years, but they’re loading up on talent for a run at the division crown in the next four to five years.
The future is looking quite nice for the Vols.
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