Jeremy Pruitt Hires New Director of Recruiting

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    (Photo via @iBGunning on Twitter)

    Jeremy Pruitt has wasted no time in making his mark on Tennessee’s football program. Not only did he completely change over the Vols’ coaching staff from last year, but he’s overhauled everything from UT’s strength and conditioning program to their medical staff. He’s made changes to Tennessee’s recruiting department as well, and the final piece of that puzzle was added on Monday.

    According to her Twitter, Bethany Gunn has been hired as Tennessee’s new Director of Recruiting.

    Gunn previously served as Auburn’s Administrator of Recruiting Operations under head football coach Gus Malzahn. Last year, Auburn brought in the No. 12 recruiting class in the country and the third-best class in the SEC according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. They currently have the No. 15 class in the 2019 cycle according to those same rankings.

    Pruitt has made a few changes to Tennessee’s recruiting department already. Brett Thiesen, who was the Assistant Director of Recruiting under Butch Jones, recently parted ways with UT. Pruitt has also made changes to Tennessee’s player personnel department since his hiring.

    Gunn will take over as the Vols are in the midst of trying to bring in an elite haul of recruits in the 2019 recruiting cycle. Currently, Tennessee’s 2019 class ranks 13th in the country and fifth in the SEC according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Tennessee picked up commitments from three-star cornerback Warren Burrell and four-star cornerback Tyus Fields this weekend, giving them 17 total pledges in the class.