Recruits React To Tennessee’s Win Over Florida

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    Tennessee earned the top win of the young Josh Heupel tenure Saturday afternoon, knocking off then-No. 20 Florida inside of a sold out crowd at Neyland Stadium.

    The win was Tennessee’s first over rival Florida since 2016 and was just the second win over the Vols’ big three rivals since that game.

    Earning the rivalry win was sweet enough on its own. Even better for Tennessee was the number of highly touted recruits that were inside of Neyland Stadium for the win.

    Here’s the best recruiting reactions to Tennessee’s win over the Gators.

    Four-Star Cornerback Commit Jordan Matthews

    Four-Star Tight End Commit Ethan Davis

    Four-Star Offensive Tackle Commit Sham Umarov

    Class of 2023 Four-Star Defensive Lineman Daevin Hobbs

    Three-Star Class of 2023 Offensive Lineman Vysen Lang

    Tennessee earned three crystal ball projections on 247sports to land Lang following his weekend visit.

    Class of 2024 Four-Star Tight End KingJoseph Edwards

    Class of 2024 Four-Star Safety Ricardo Jones

    Class of 2024 Four-Star Running Back Brian Robinson

    Class of 2024 Four-Star Receiver Mazeo Bennett

    Class of 2024 Four-Star Receiver Boo Carter

    Class of 2024 Four-Star Defensive Back Travaris Banks

    Class of 2024 Four-Star Offensive tackle Fletcher Westphal


    Ryan Schumpert is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. Ryan spent three years with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program before joining RTI. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.