One school in need of talent lands its third commitment in as many days Scott Halleran/Getty Images
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Butch Jones and Tennessee lost plenty of talent at skill positions off of last year’s 9-4 team, including quarterback Josh Dobbs and running backs Alvin Kamara and Jalen Hurd.

Related: Former Tennessee standout Jalen Hurd has decided on transfer destination 

Fortunately for the Volunteers, Jones had a very successful week on the recruiting trail. Tennessee earned commitments from a trio of three-star skill position players, including QB Michael Penix, RB Jashaun Corbin and wide receiver Jatavious Harris.

Corbin committed to the Vols on Friday, and the three-star back is the No. 6 all-purpose back in the Class of 2018 and the No. 62 player from the state of Florida according to 247Sports.

Penix committed to Tennessee on Saturday, and he is the No. 21 pro-style QB in his class. Penix is also from Florida, and he fills a need for the program after Dobbs graduated.

Harris was the final commitment of the weekend for Butch Jones?all of which are from out-of-state. Harris, from Milledgeville, Georgia, said he “loved the vibe” at Tennessee.

“I feel like Tennessee is the best fit for me,” Harris said via GoVols247. “It?s a family thing.”

Harris is the No. 70 player from the state of Georgia and the No. 117 wide receiver.

Tennessee is currently ranked No. 14 on the 247Sports team rankings, and they have the second best class in the SEC right now.


Butch Jones needs to reload on talent if he wants to capture his first SEC East title with the Vols, so getting those three commitments was vitally important for him and the program.

(h/t 247Sports)

Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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