The Tennessee Vols surprisingly finished the 2020 recruiting cycle with a top 10 class.
Not bad for a program that zipped right past rock bottom a few years ago.
One of the players that Tennessee signed that helped the program climb in the recruiting rankings was four-star defensive end Tyler Baron.
Baron, 6-foot-5/256 lbs from Knoxville, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 4 player in the state of Tennessee and the No. 4 strong-side defensive end in the nation.
The dynamic defensive end, who started his high school career at Ensworth in Nashville before transferring to Knoxville Catholic, recently spoke with VolQuest about his decision to sign with the Vols.
Baron said one of the biggest things that stood out about UT head coach Jeremy Pruitt was his “transparency”.
“A lot of the recruiting process is coaches telling us what we want to hear. He always kept it real with me and from that, we built a solid relationship”, said Baron to VolQuest.
That’s a common theme we’ve heard from recruits. Pruitt’s approach is unique. He’s upfront and honest with players. Pruitt doesn’t make promises that can’t be kept.
Most recruits are wise enough to know when they’re being fed lies. They see through the fake promises.
Pruitt’s straightforward approach is what makes him an elite recruiter. And it’s why the Vols will continue to have success on the recruiting trail.
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