First things first, let’s address the elephant in the room. This class wasn’t what Tennessee fans hoped it would be. The good news is, Tennessee is now expecting excellence every year again.
The bad news is, statistics continue to show that championship-caliber teams require championship-caliber recruiting classes. The three previous signing days witnessed down-to-the-wire drama featuring the likes of Josh Dobbs, Drew Richmond, and Jonathan Kongbo. This class featured betrayals by some of the state’s biggest stars, along with a lower rating than previous years. In the end, it will be tougher for this class to lead the Vols
However, several of the players have the chance to be stars. Here are 10 bold predictions for the class of 2017: