How Butch Jones Has Fared with Five-Star Talent

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    In Butch Jones’ four-plus years as Tennessee’s head football coach, he’s brought in a number of highly-rated players according to various recruiting services. Jones has done a good job restocking the talent level at Tennessee in his time here, bringing in nine different players with a five-star recruiting ranking according to at least one of the major services during their recruiting cycle.

    Bringing in that talent is one thing; developing and getting the most out of that talent is a whole different ball game.

    How have Butch Jones and his staff done with the various five-stars they’ve brought in over the years? Well, it’s been a mixed bag with the nine five-stars signed and brought in over the last four years.

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    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.