Four-star wideout updates where Tennessee stands in his commitment after new coach hiring Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 10: Jeremy Pruitt, defensive coordinator of the Alabama Crimson Tide, looks on from the sidelines against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Tennessee is already seeing positive results from its hiring of Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.

Four-star wide receiver Jacob Copeland tweeted that the Vols are now “officially one of my TOP selected schools” following the addition of Pruitt.

The 6-foot, 192-pound senior ranks as the No. 9 wide receiver and No. 10 player from the state of Florida as well as the No. 53 overall prospect for the 2018 national recruiting cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Pruitt, an Alabama alum, has served as the Crimson Tide’s defensive coordinator during the past two seasons after having previously held the same position at Georgia (2014-15) and Florida State (2013), where he helped lead the Seminoles to a national championship.

The 43-year-old assistant had also previously worked for the Tide as a defensive assistant from 2007-12 and as a graduate assistant in 1997, as well as a high school assistant throughout the state of Alabama from 1998-2006.

Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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