Rick Barnes Discusses Historic 2020 Signing Class

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    On Wednesday, Tennessee signed their three commitments in their 2020 recruiting class, bringing in two five-stars and a four-star.

    As long as none of the three signees drop in the recruiting rankings between now and the final spring signing period, Tennessee’s 2020 class will be the highest-rated recruiting class in men’s basketball history at UT.

    The Vols’ 2020 recruiting class is currently No. 4 in the country on 247Sports. The only teams ahead of Tennessee in the 2020 cycle right now are Duke, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Tennessee’s highest-rated class in the modern recruiting era (2003-present) ranked sixth. The Vols’ 2006 and 2008 classes both ranked No. 6 on 247Sports.

    Tennessee picked up signatures from five-star shooting guard Jaden Springer, five-star shooting guard and No. 1 in-state player Keon Johnson, and four-star small forward Corey Walker on Wednesday. On Thursday, Tennessee’s head basketball coach discussed that historic signing class.

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    Rick Barnes met with the media on Thursday afternoon to talk about the Vols’ 2020 signing class, the impact winning on the court the last two years has had on recruiting, Tennessee’s upcoming game against No. 20 Washington, and more.

    Here’s everything Barnes had to say on Thursday: