Tennessee football podcast: Vols recruiting ranks No. 61 entering pivotal visit weekend

TAMPA, Fla. — One of the first messages Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt had for his football team was that to be successful in anything, you have to finish strong.

Pruitt and his new Vols staff will look to follow their own advice in what has become a pivotal official visit weekend in Knoxville.

Pruitt will then head back to Tuscaloosa to help prepare Alabama for the College Football Playoff, as part of the agreement agent Jimmy Sexton negotiated with Tennessee.

But first things first, the future of Pruitt’s new program will be on the line when he and College Football Hall of Fame coach and current Vol’ AD Phillip Fulmer look to coax top prospects into pledging and signing with the Big Orange.

Tennessee has the No. 61-ranked recruiting class according to Rivals.com — one spot ahead of Temple — entering into this weekend with just 10 players listed as commitments.

The Vols don’t have any committed quarterbacks after last week, when Adrian Martinez flipped to new Nebraska coach and Pruitt pulled the scholarship offer from Tampa Tech QB Michael Penix.

It would seem the Vols have a dangerous situation at the position, where Tennessee is expected to lose either junior Quinten Dormady or redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano to transfer before the start of next season.

SEC Country’s Mike Griffith and WNML’s Josh Ward discuss Tennessee’s big recruiting weekend and the Vols quarterback situation in today’s podcast.

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