Life will have to go on at the linebacker position without Jalen Reeves-Maybin following the 2016 season.
JRM is heading into his third season as a starter, and though the Vols have some talent on the roster with players such as Cortez McDowell, Quart’e Sapp and others ready to step up following the 2016 season, it’ll also be important in the 2017 recruiting class to find depth and talent at both the inside and outside linebacker spots for future years.
Tennessee already has a pair of linebacker commitments in Mo Burnam and Solon Page III, so the class is off to a good start in that regard. Expect the Vols to keep evaluating the position, especially after only taking a pair (Daniel Bituli, Ja’Quain Blakely) in 2016.
Here are some of the top names to know at the position in the 2017 recruiting cycle: