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Where Tennessee’s Recruiting Class Ranks After Early Signing Day

Tennessee Signing Day Class
Tennessee’s early enrollees from the 2023 Signing Day class. Photo via Tennessee Athletics.

The class of 2023’s early signing period was a successful event for Josh Heupel and the Tennessee Volunteers football program.

Tennessee officially announced 29 signees on Wednesday afternoon with two-time Tennessee Mr. Football and Knoxville running back DeSean Bishop also adding in a commitment later on in the day.

The Vols’ class is headlined by five-star quarterback Nico Iamaleava and five-star defensive lineman Daevin Hobbs, with many more talented players behind them. Eight of Tennessee’s signees come from the state of Georgia while seven come from the state of Tennessee. Three players are from Alabama, two are from California and North Carolina, and one player represents Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas, Utah, and Virginia, respectively.

In addition, Tennessee has signed six defensive linemen, five defensive backs, five offensive linemen, four linebackers, three receivers, two tight ends, two placekickers, one quarterback, and one running back.

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Despite the impressive class, Tennessee did move down one spot in each of the three major publications on Signing Day in comparison to where the team’s class ranked right before. The Vols are still a fringe Top 10 team on each publication, though.


  • Pre-Signing Day: No. 9
  • Post-Signing Day: No. 10
  • No. 4 in the SEC (no change)
  • One five-star, 12 four-stars, 12 three-stars


  • Pre-Signing Day: No. 10
  • Post-Signing Day: No. 11
  • No. 4 in the SEC (no change)
  • One five-star, 11 four-stars, 13 three-stars

On3 Sports

  • Pre-Signing Day: No. 11
  • Post-Signing Day: No. 12
  • No. 5 in the SEC (no change)
  • Two five-stars, 10 four-stars, 13 three-stars


Tennessee’s official 29-man signing class is as follows:

Tennessee Signing Day Class
Tennessee’s #RockyTop23 National Signing Class roster. Photo via Tennessee Athletics.

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