During the earliest moments of Jeremy Pruitt’s tenure as the Tennessee Vols’ head coach, there was a contrived narrative that he was “struggling” in recruiting.
After landing a five-star commit and five four-star commits in the last couple of months, that narrative has officially been trashed.
Pruitt needed a month or two to get adjusted to not only his new surroundings, but also the nuances of being a head coach. It’s actually incredible that he’s doing this well so soon.
In addition to landing some big time commits, Pruitt and his staff are also managing to get some of the top players in the nation on campus in Knoxville. Players that probably wouldn’t be giving Tennessee the time of day if it wasn’t for Pruitt.
2019 four-star defensive end Khris Bogle is an example.
Bogle is a 6-foot-4/200 pound defensive end from Fort Lauderdale, FL. He’s rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 10 player in the state of Florida and the No. 4 weak side defensive end in the nation.
And he’s in Knoxville this weekend.
— K H R I S B O G L E 🥀 (@khris_a1) June 8, 2018
Bogle is being heavily pursued by heavyweights Florida and Miami. He also has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State, among several others.
The Florida native definitely has legitimate interest in the Vols, as he named Tennessee one of his top 14 schools in late March. But actually hanging out on Rocky Top for a second time (he visited for the spring game in April) away from the hoopla of the Orange and White game could make the Vols a much bigger factor in Bogle’s recruitment.
Tennessee will probably view Bogle as a pass rushing outside linebacker.
The Vols currently have nine commits to their 2019 recruiting class.
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