The Tennessee Vols currently have the No. 6 recruiting class in the nation, but that ranking could be improving in the coming weeks/months.

Tennessee is strongly in the mix for a couple of the nation’s top uncommitted recruits according to some recruiting notes from Rivals recruiting analysts Rob Cassidy and Chad Simmons.

Cassidy and Simmons recently broke down the top five uncommitted 2021 recruits in the nation and they have the Vols as major factors for five-star offensive tackle Amarius Mims and five-star linebacker Smael Mondon. Tennessee Vols

It appears that Tennessee has a better chance to land Mims, the nation’s No. 6 overall 2021 recruit.

“This looks like it has turned into a Georgia vs. Tennessee battle for the No. 1 offensive tackle in the country,” wrote Simmons and Cassidy. “Mims has visited Knoxville at least three times and Athens twice over the last two months.”

Mims, a Georgia native, is expected to commit on his birthday (October 14) and Rivals expects him to visit Knoxville and Athens again before he commits.

As for Mondon, well no one really has a good read on that situation.

Mondon, the nation’s No. 2 outside linebacker, hasn’t given too many clues about his recruitment.

Auburn, Florida, Georiga, and Tennessee appear to be the programs in the mix for Mondon. But that could certainly change.

“Most feel Auburn and Georgia have pulled in front, but it still looks to be a very tight race,” said Simmons and Cassidy. “Mondon thought about committing late in the spring or early summer, but now may be looking to wait until December to make that call.”

If the Vols are able to land either of these players, they should immediately jump back into the top five of the 2021 team recruiting rankings. If they’re able to land both, Tennessee should have a good shot at finishing in the top five.

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