It’s not like the Vols will be short on numbers at wide receiver after the 2017 season exactly, but they still need to add a couple more wideouts in the 2018 class to feel good about the position moving forward.
Tennessee will be losing Josh Smith and Jeff George after the 2017 season, and there’s always the possibility junior Jauan Jennings could declare early if he has a great season. The Vols do have a number of rising sophomores and just-added freshmen on roster before this upcoming season begins, so depth won’t be a major concern for the 2018 season. But once those receivers from the 2016 class graduate, Tennessee will be in major need of more wideouts.
The Vols already have a commitment from four-star and in-state athlete Alontae Taylor. Although he plays quarterback in high school, he projects as a wide receiver in college. Adding another commitment or two from a true wideout would be beneficial to Tennessee.
If the Vols can add a solid receiver or two in this class, it will help their numbers for future recruiting and help the depth overall.