Tennessee is one Saturday loss away from completing its worst season in the history of the program, but the future of the program continues to look bright as nothing can seem to slow down the Volunteers’ 2014 recruiting efforts.
Following a loss to Vanderbilt over the weekend, the Vols picked up a commitment from junior college defensive tackle Owen Williams. Shortly thereafter, four-star linebacker Jakob Johnson followed. Johnson in particular is an intriguing prospect. The big athletic prospect has only been in America for four months having moved in from Germany and Butch Jones was rewarded for being one of the first head coaches to discover the import.
On Friday, Ole Miss continued to build towards a strong finish on the recruiting trail with the commitment of four-star wide receiver Markell Pack. Pack flipped from his previous commitment to Florida State, opting to stay closer to home and his mother. The big physical pass-catcher will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.
In the Atlanta area, running back Josh Boyd out of Norcross committed last week to Appalachian State, becoming Norcross’ sixth college commitment in the class of 2013 with more to come.
Down the road at Georgia’s McEachern High School, senior quarterback Ty Clemons is committed to Georgia Southern and he is joined by two of the most highly-recruited prospects in the country for the class of 2015. Taj Griffin, the No. 1 all-purpose back in the country according to 247Sports and his big blocker in front of him, four-star junior Chuma Edoga lead a powerful McEachern team as the Indians face the wide-open spread attack at Collins Hill on Friday in the CSS High School Football Game of the Week.
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