Tennessee secures a Top 5 class on National Signing Day. Read here for more information and to hear from the Vols' signees.
The Vols first signee of the day was Todd Kelly, Jr, son of former Vol Todd Kelly, Sr. The last two players to commit to UT on Wednesday were the younger brothers of VFL Eric Berry.
Butch Jones calls them legacy players.
In between them are sixteen other young men that Jones believes will help UT Rise to the Top, to get the program back where it's supposed to be.
Between early enrollees and Wednesday's signees, the Vols have added 32 players.
We expect to hear from Coach Jones later today on his successful class. Keep checking back for updates, video, and pictures. In the meantime, check out our Signing Day page, and head over to UT's official website for more.
Butch Jones and the Tennessee Vols expect a Top 5 signing class on Wed., Feb. 5, National Signing Day.
Independence's Vic Wharton and Rashaan Gaulden were among the first to sign on the dotted line.
Defensive linemen Jashon Robertson (MBA) and Michael Sawyers (Ensworth) , both former Vanderbilt commitments, have faxed letters of intent to play for the Vols. Brentwood Academy defensive end Derek Barnett is a third Midstate defensive lineman to join Tennessee in this class.
Knoxville Webb DB Todd Kelly Jr. , Brighton lineman Charles Mosley and Marshall Co. kicker Aaron Medley also were in-state players that signed with the Vols early Wednesday morning.
Butch Jones' second recruiting class is expected to add as many as 34 newcomers to the Vols football program.
Others that have signed their letter of intent for the Vols include: RB Treyvon Paulk, LB Gavin Bryant, RB Derrell Scott, LB Dillon Bates, LB Chris Weatherd and DE Dewayne Hendrix.
Beech RB Jalen Hurd and Station Camp WR Josh Malone, which are both rated as five-star prospects by various recruiting services, were two of 14 players to enroll at Tennessee last month for the spring semester.
Butch Jones on Vols 2014 Signing Class
Tennessee already has 14 student-athletes on campus as early enrollees.
Click on player's names for an information profile, and analysis from Volquest's Brent Hubbs.
Jalen Hurd, RB, Beech (TN)
Josh Malone, WR, Station Camp (TN)
Michael Sawyers, DT, Ensworth (TN)
Dontavius Blair, OL, Garden City C.C. (KS)
Daniel Helm, TE, Glenwood (IL)
D'Andre Payne, DB, H.D. Woodson (DC)
Lavon Pearson, WR, Feather River C.C. (CA)
Derek Barnett, DE, Brentwood (TN)
Dillon Bates, LB, Ponte Vedra (FL)
Evan Berry, DB, Creekside (GA)
Rashaan Gaulden, DB, Independence (TN)
Joe Henderson, DE, Shaker Heights (OH)
Dewayne Hendrix, DE, O'Fallon (IL)
Todd Kelly, S, Webb (Knoxville)
Cortez McDowell, DB, Locust Grove (GA)
Derrell Scott, RB, Havelock (NC)
Chris Weatherd, LB, Trinity Valley C.C. (TX)
Vic Wharton, WR, Independence (TN)
Jashon Robertson, DT, Montgomery Bell Academy (TN)
Aaron Medley, K, Marshall County (TN)
For a complete list of recruits, visit Volquest.com
ESPN's Chris Low talks Vols Signing Day here: