Vols Offer Trio of Talented 2018 Athletes This Weekend

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    Tennessee’s coaching staff is now amping up their efforts to fill out the rest of the Vols’ 2018 recruiting class now that the early signing period is over. And they extended offers to three more talented prospects in the class this weekend.

    The Vols gave scholarship offers to three-star running back Tavion Thomas, four-star cornerback Joshua Moore, and four-star safety Kelvin Joseph of the 2018 class this weekend. Tennessee had been pursuing Moore under the previous coaching staff before, but the Vols’ new coaching staff actually extended an offer to him. Both Moore and Joseph had been committed to other schools but have since decommitted. Thomas is currently committed elsewhere.

    Thomas is rated as the No. 385 overall player in the country and the No. 16 running back in the 2018 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. The 6-foot-2, 225 pound back is currently committed to Oklahoma and holds offers from Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, USC, and many others.

    Moore is a four-star cornerback/wide receiver who is the No. 86 overall player in the nation and No. 9 player in the state of Texas according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Butch Jones and his staff had been pursuing Moore as a wide receiver, but Pruitt and his staff are looking at him as a corner. Moore had been committed to Nebraska but recently decommitted earlier this month.

    His twin brother, Jordan Moore, recently signed with Texas A&M. Jordan Moore is a four-star safety in the 2018 class. Joshua holds an offer from Texas A&M as well, and he has offers from Alabama, Florida State, Auburn, Georgia, and more.

    Joseph decommitted from LSU back in October and has been heavily pursued by many schools since. He’s a high four-star safety who’s rated as the No. 37 overall player in the country and No. 4 safety in the 2018 class per the 247Sports Composite rankings. The 6-foot-1, 191 safety out of Louisiana has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Florida, Auburn, and more.

    Tennessee signed 13 players in their 2018 class during the early signing period this past week, and it’s expected they have room in their class to add close to double that total from now till National Signing Day on February 7th.



    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.