The Tennessee Vols’ recent recruiting hot streak hasn’t been without its fair share of detractors.

Opposing fan bases have thrown plenty of shade at the Vols, suggesting that Tennessee won’t finish with a highly rated 2021 signing class, despite the plethora of highly rated recruits UT has landed over the last several weeks.

2020 Vols signee Jimmy Calloway, however, has different expectations.

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Calloway, a four-star wide receiver from Georgia who signed with Tennessee last December, recently told VolQuest where he expects the Vols’ 2021 class to finish in the recruiting rankings.

“Everyone is starting to believe in the process. Hopefully with what we are building here early, we can finish up inside the top-three when it’s all said and done,” said Calloway.

Tennessee’s 2021 recruiting class currently sits at No. 2 in the nation (behind Ohio State). Part of the reason the Vols’ class is sitting so high is because they have 21 players committed already.

UT doesn’t have a lot of room for new commits and they still have several highly rated prospects on their recruiting board.

That means we’ll likely see some of Tennessee’s lower rated recruits drop off the commit list at some point, which is common.

The Vols appear to be taking the approach of loading up on commits and letting the numbers work out on their own (which usually happens).

Either way, it’s clear that everyone associated with the program has extremely high expectations for this class.

Programs can’t compete for championships without elite talent. And the Vols are doing their best to load up on as much elite talent as possible.

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