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Jones has set himself up with one heck of a 2014 class.
Years at the Helm: 1
2014 Commitments: 34 (17 4-stars, one 5-star)
Although the Vols may be struggling to get wins on the field in 2013, head coach Butch Jones has been getting plenty of W’s off the field.
That’s because the first-year coach has been putting together one heck of a recruiting class, one that is currently ranked No. 3 in the nation behind a whopping 34 commitments already.
Thus far, Jones’ biggest splashes have been bringing in the Berry twins, Evan and Elliott—brothers of former Tennessee standout Eric Berry—along with the No. 2-ranked wide receiver in the nation, Preston Williams.
Not to mention, Jones has already delivered the program a signature win in 2013, topping then-No. 11 South Carolina, 23-21, on Oct. 19.
Given that six of his seven losses came against teams ranked in the Top 25, Jones’ seven losses shouldn’t dissuade anyone.
This guy will eventually help the Vols restore respect to one of college football’s most storied programs.