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Vols’ Biggest Remaining Positions of Need Post-Early Signing Period

3. Safety

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Early Signees

Jaylen McCollough (6-foot, 194 lbs) – No. 162 overall, No. 14 S
Aaron Beasley (6-foot-1, 210 lbs) – No. 511 overall, No. 28 ATH

The Vols will have some depth concerns at safety after the 2019 season, and they’ve tried to address that in the 2019 cycle. Tennessee signed four-star Jaylen McCollough at the position, and athlete Aaron Beasley — who played both running back and safety in high school — will get his first look at safety in the fall. The Vols had four-star Anthony Harris committed to them prior to the early signing period as well.

But grade concerns have kept Harris from signing with UT, and now it’s uncertain whether or not he’ll be able to sign in February as well.

Tennessee would still like to keep Harris as part of their class because he has a very unique blend of athleticism and play-making ability on both sides of the ball, but they have a few other options if they can’t ultimately reel in Harris.

If the Vols can’t end up signing Harris, look for someone like borderline three-star/four-star defensive back Jammie Robinson to get more attention from UT, and Jamal Hill might get some more looks too.

Names to Know

Anthony Harris (Vol commit) – No. 208 overall, No. 18 S
Jammie Robinson – No. 386 overall, No. 31 S
Jamal Hill – No. 521 overall, No. 44 S

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