The Tennessee Vols signed five players from Memphis in their 2020 recruiting class.

If Tennessee is going to return to an elite level, they’ll have to continue to recruit the Memphis area hard. They can’t stop with the 2020 class.

Losing running backs coach David Johnson, who coached at Memphis under Mike Norvell before coming to Knoxville for two seasons, was certainly a blow to UT’s Memphis recruiting efforts.

But that won’t stop the Vols from continuing to target top players from the western part of the state.

One of the players that Tennessee is targeting early is 2022 defensive back Cameron Miller, who just finished his sophomore season at Memphis Academy.

Miller already possesses SEC ready size at 6-foot-2/180 lbs, so it’s not a surprise the Vols are targeting him early.

The Memphis native hasn’t been rated by recruiting services yet, but he already has offers from Arkansas, Memphis, Mississippi State, Missouri and Tennessee.

Miller, who is friends with Vols running back Eric Gray, recently visited Tennessee for the third time. He told VolQuest that he liked how UT’s coaches were “all about the kids”.

While Miller is listed as a defensive back right now, it’s very possible he outgrows the position. He could end up as a wide receiver at the next level. Either way, the Vols want him on Rocky Top.

It’s abundantly clear that Jeremy Pruitt and his staff are not going to overlook any kids from the state of Tennessee. If they miss on any top in-state prospects, it won’t be because they didn’t target them.

Missing on top in-state recruits plagued the end of the Butch Jones era in Knoxville. Pruitt won’t be making the same mistake.

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