Tennessee Football Recruiting: 5 Positions Where Vols Are Falling Short

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Tennessee Football Recruiting: 5 Positions Where Vols Are Falling Short
Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee's vaunted football recruiting class is ranked a consensus No. 2 across all four major services, but that doesn't mean the Volunteers have addressed their myriad needs.

Coming off of a 5-7 season with a team full of seniors and even more full of holes, there was simply no way for head coach Butch Jones to check off every area where UT needs help.

But a monstrous class that currently sits at 34 players has gone a long way in meeting those positions where Tennessee needs drastic improvement. The class is star-heavy, and it hearkens back to those old Phillip Fulmer recruiting classes of the late 1990s.

But it's still not enough.

From team speed to depth, the Vols had to recruit to improve, and they've done a great job elevating the talent pool in orange and white, if everybody sticks with their pledges.

With NCAA restrictions on the number of players a team can sign and with the 85 scholarship limit, the Vols still will fall a bit short in some areas.

Because of that, and with all the freshmen providing depth next year, it's difficult to see the Vols making a massive jump in wins despite being much more talented all over the field. More than one recruiting class is needed in this rebuilding project.

Let's take a look at some of the positions where UT still needs help.

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