A Look at the Vols’ 2020 Signing Class

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    Wednesday marked the “official” end of the 2020 recruiting cycle, and though there are still a few unsigned prospects left out on the recruiting trail, Tennessee has their 2020 class pretty much under wraps.

    Tennessee added two four-star prospects to their 2020 class on National Signing Day on Wednesday. Four-star athlete Dee Beckwith chose the Vols over the Florida Gators and others, and four-star wide receiver Malachi Wideman flipped his commitment from Florida State to UT.

    Here’s a look at the impact report for Dee Beckwith. Here’s the impact report for Malachi Wideman.

    All in all, UT has signed 23 prospects for the 2020 class, and they’ve added three transfers to their roster this offseason as well.

    The only prospect worth noting who is still on Tennessee’s board who didn’t sign in December or on National Signing Day is five-star running back Zach Evans. The talented running back out of Houston signed a National Letter of Intent with Georgia but requested a release from it. Since then, many teams have gotten back into the mix with him, and he took an official visit to UT’s campus in January.

    Because of that voided NLI, Evans cannot officially sign with another school. It’s likely that whichever team ends up with his commitment — if he publicly commits to a school — will still have to wait for him to enroll in classes on campus before he is truly added to the roster.

    Aside from Evans, Tennessee’s 2020 class has been finalized.

    Here’s a complete look at the Vols’ 2020 class, including each individual prospect, where UT’s class ranks, and a breakdown of positions.

    Recruiting rankings are via the 247Sports Composite rankings unless otherwise noted

    Tennessee’s 2020 Signing Class — 23 Signees

    Keshawn Lawrence, S — No. 80 overall, No. 6 S
    Omari Thomas, DT — No. 90 overall, No. 10 DT
    Harrison Bailey, QB — No. 98 overall, No. 3 PRO
    Malachi Wideman, WR — No. 116 overall, No. 22 WR
    Tyler Baron, SDE — No. 117 overall, No. 4 SDE
    Jalin Hyatt, WR — No. 196 overall, No. 33 WR
    Jimmy Calloway, ATH — No. 208 overall, No. 36 WR
    Len’Neth Whitehead, RB — No. 212 overall, No. 11 ILB
    Dominic Bailey, DT — No. 216 overall, No. 21 DT
    Morven Joseph, WDE — No. 245 overall, No. 12 WDE
    Cooper Mays, C — No. 293 overall, No. 6 C
    Bryson Eason, ILB — No. 299 overall, No. 16 ILB
    Martavius French, ILB — No. 320 overall, No. 17 ILB
    Dee Beckwith, ATH –– No. 389 overall, No. 18 ATH
    Doneiko Slaughter, S — No. 469 overall, No. 39 S
    Jimmy Holiday, ATH — No. 536 overall, No. 26 ATH
    Tamarion McDonald, OLB — No. 591 overall, No. 38 OLB
    Jabari Small, APB — No. 635 overall, No. 12 APB
    Javontez Spraggins, C — No. 663 overall, No. 15 C
    Reginald Perry, DT — No. 726 overall, No. 61 DT
    James Robinson, G — No. 736 overall, No. 46 G
    Tee Hodge, RB — No. 859 overall, No. 57 RB
    Will Albright, LS — No. 3,549 overall, No. 8 LS

    Transfers

    Cade Mays — Georgia offensive lineman
    Velus Jones Jr. — USC grad transfer wide receiver
    Miles Jones — Nebraska wide receiver (likely walk-on for UT)

    Class Rankings

    247Sports
    National:
    10th
    SEC: 7th
    4-Stars: 13
    3-Stars: 9

    Rivals
    National:
    7th
    SEC: 5th
    5-Stars: 1
    4-Stars: 13
    3-Stars: 8

    QB: 2 (Holiday projects as a QB initially)
    RB: 3 (Whitehead projects as a RB)
    WR: 4 (Calloway and Beckwith project as WRs)
    TE: 0
    OL: 3
    DL: 3
    LB: 4 (Baron and Joseph project as OLBs)
    DB: 3 (McDonald projects as a defensive back)
    Specialists: 1