The fallout from Butch Jones’ firing at Tennessee consists of 4 decommitments on Sunday.
Under Armour All-America Game huge receiver Alontae Taylor, No. 46 within the Clbad of 2018, formally decommitted Sunday after Jones was fired. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound playmaker was wavering in current weeks with the uncertainty surrounding Jones’ future in Knoxville.
After being blown out on Saturday at Missouri, Tennessee determined to fireplace fifth-year Volunteers coach Butch Jones. Brady Hoke will function interim coach.
Now that Butch Jones is out at Tennessee, the place do the Vols go from right here? Jon Gruden and Chip Kelly will likely be on each fan’s want listing, however is it sensible? We have a look at the state of the Vols and whom they might go after, and provide our suggestion.
Among the colleges in competition for Taylor embody Georgia, Alabama, Louisville, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame.
Taylor, the No. 2-ranked prospect within the Volunteer State, follows the state’s top-ranked prospect, offensive sort out Cade Mays, in backing off his pledge. Mays decommitted Nov. 7.
In addition to Taylor, receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis out of southwest Florida, defensive again Tanner Ingle and junior school defensive finish verbal Dorian Gerald additionally introduced decommitments, dealing a blow to the Volunteers’ one-time high 10-ranked recruiting clbad.
Gerald, who performed highschool soccer inside miles of the University of South Carolina, is contemplating the Gamebads, Louisville, and Auburn, with visits scheduled to South Carolina subsequent weekend and Louisville in December.
It was the decommitment of Ingle, nevertheless, that created the vast majority of response from followers because of Ingle’s dialog with Jones from earlier within the day.
“He said he didn’t really expect that to happen, but it did, so he told me to find a place to go, quickly … and that if he gets anything, he will contact me,” Ingle informed the Orlando Sentinel.
Tennessee now has 15 commitments within the 2018 clbad, together with six ESPN 300 pledges.