The Vols hosted 5-star Quavaris Crouch out of Charlotte, NC for the third time in 6 months. Crouch was on Rocky Top back in January and again in March. Tennessee first offered Crouch November 11, 2016. He is a big, physical running back at 6-foot-3, 238 pounds. Crouch shows good vision and decision making, rushing for over 3,000 yards and 33 touchdowns. According to Travis Witherspoon Head Coach of Berry High School ‘Quavaris Crouch has to be one of the most imposing running backs I’ve seen in a long time. He has tremendous balance and if you let him get to the second level there aren’t many players who can catch him in a foot race.’ On defense crouch had a total of 42 tackles and 14 sacks. Rivals has him ranked as No.1 at the ATH position as well as No.1 in state. He is ranked No.14 nationally and is a ESPN top 300 player coming in at No.39. He has a host of other offers including, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Florida,Florida State and Michigan just to name a few. In this Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN3hWvj_ClI Quavaris says he is high on Michigan, but i believe Pruitt may be able to change that. He seems to be very humbled and I think he has the ability to make a huge impact on Rocky Top.
This is just the beginning of a beautiful thing. Tennessee football finally seems to be gaining positive momentum for the first time in a long, long time. The Vols also hosted a handful of other highly touted players this past week. Henry To’oto’o a 5 star OLB that has excellent ball seeking abilities, would be a great fit for Pruitt’s new scheme. Henry is rated No.33 nationaly, No.2 in position and No.3 in state. Demetric Warren gave Henry a crystal ball for UCLA, but we will see how his vist to Rocky Top goes. And we all know about Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa and his national championship reign. Wouldn’t is be something special for him to go up against his little brother, 4 star QB Taulia Tagovailoa at the University of Tennessee. Taulia has already committed to Alabama, but that didn’t stop him from taking a visit with Pruitt on Rocky Top. Taulia threw for 3,823 yards and 35 touchdowns in his 2017 season. He also won the class 7A Back of the Year award, finishing third in Mr. Football voting. 247 sports has Taulia ranked No. 149 nationally, No.7 in position and No.7 in state. Taulia also led the Warriors to the Class 7A Regional 3 championship and a 10-0 regular season.
Jeremy Pruitt hasn’t played a game yet and hes’s already getting top recruits on campus. Could this be the start of a magnificent turn around for the Vols? If Pruitt wins in the 2018 season, the 2019 and 2020 recruiting classes should be stacked, its already looking pretty impressive for 2019. I’m sure all of Volnation feels as i do in saying we are very thankful to have Jeremy Pruitt and staff on board. Most of the new staff for the Vols have a reputation for being good recruiters and it seems to be showing now.