6. 2016 Class and Other Young Players
While there isn’t quite the hype around Tennessee’s 2016 recruiting class as there has been the last couple, there are still plenty of big names fans will want to see on the field or hear about in practice. A strong finish on the recruiting trail only solidified that. And there are players who redshirted this past year that will draw plenty of attention too.
Defensive end Jonathan Kongbo III, quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, defensive backs Nigel Warrior and Tyler Byrd, receiver Marquez Callaway and linebacker Daniel Bituli are among the newcomers who were near the top of their positions nationally in the 2016 class. Not all of them will have a huge impact in 2016, but fans will eagerly await reports on these guys.
And then there are players already on Tennessee’s roster who played little to none in 2015. That includes players like quarterback Quinten Dormady, offensive tackle Drew Richmond, cornerback Rashaan Gaulden and others.
Nothing excites quite like the unknown of talented young players, and the Vols will still have plenty of them in 2016.