National Signing Day doesn’t hit quite the same these days, thanks to the early signing period in December.
The Tennessee Vols signed 20 players during the early signing period (including Dylan Brooks, who has requested to be released from his NLI), which means they don’t have a lot of room for additions on Wednesday. Tennessee has also added three transfers (though it’s unclear if Big Kat Bryant will remain part of the UT program).
That means that National Signing Day is expected to be quiet for the Vols.
But not totally quiet.
Tennessee signed three-star offensive tackle Jeremiah Crawford, a JuCo transfer, on Wednesday.
Crawford, 6-foot-6/315 lbs from Butler Community College, is rated as the No. 3 JuCo offensive tackle in the nation. He signed with Tennessee over offers from Baylor, Iowa State, and Ole Miss, among others.
Tennessee has just signed Butler (Kansas) CC offensive lineman Jeremiah Crawford (6-6, 300). He is one of the nation’s top Juco offensive line prospects. He is expected to play juco ball this spring. He made 2nd team all-conference last year.
— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) February 3, 2021
This is a solid addition for the Vols. Crawford can instantly be plugged into the offensive line rotation and provide some much-needed depth. That’s especially important with Wanya Morris recently transferring to Oklahoma. Redshirt senior Jahmir Johnson is also in the transfer portal, which could further impact the Vols’ depth.
Additions like this aren’t very exciting, but they’re absolutely necessary.
New Vols head coach Josh Heupel has a steep hill to climb to make the Vols better. This is one of the first steps in that climb.
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