Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee football could add another big-time commitment today. Wide Receiver Ramel Keyton out of Marietta, GA is announcing today. Keyton is a 6-3 outside receiver that Pruitt has been pursuing since he took over. 247 Sports has Keyton ranked as the 172nd best prospect in the country.
This will be the third time that Pruitt goes head-to-head with Auburn for a recruit. So far, he has won the first two battles, and every indication shows that he will win the third. The only SEC teams that are currently out recruiting Pruitt are Alabama and Georgia, who met in the National Championship last year. He is already proving that he can out recruit the second tier SEC schools.
By adding Keyton, not only would the Vols add a vertical threat. They would also add a receiver who is not afraid to block and open up the run game. Keyton fits perfectly into offensive coordinator Tyson Helton’s offense, helping evolve Tennessee into a pro-style offense.
If UT lands Keyton, they would move up from the 28th best class in the country, to the 19th spot. Not only is it remarkable what Pruitt is doing in such a short time, but also with how few prospects have committed. If Keyton jumps on board, the Vols would have just seven commitments. No school with a top 20 recruiting class has less than that.
Three of Tennessee’s six commits are ranked in ESPN’s top 300 recruits. Adding Keyton would push that to four of seven commits. That includes DT Darel Middleton who is a Junior College recruit, meaning he is ineligible to be included in the 2019 recruiting rankings.
Tennessee has had a big May, landing all of the big time recruits they were going after. Starting with Wanya Morris, then Sean Brown and now Ramel Keyton UT is committed to getting bigger players that fit the pro-style offense. Tennessee had to beat out Auburn for all three. While the program won’t turnaround overnight, Pruitt and his staff are off to a red-hot start in getting Tennessee back to national contention.te