Vols move into top 30 in recruiting rankings

KNOXVILLE - As the dust settled on the first day of college football's early signing period, Tennessee's 2018 recruiting class cracked the top 30 in two major national recruiting rankings.

The combination of 12 early signees and four verbal commitments had the Volunteers' class ranked 28th nationally by Rivals.com and 26th nationally by 247Sports.com this afternoon.

The Vols are expected to sign at least one more player during the early signing period, which ends Friday. Consensus four-star receiver Alontae Taylor of Coffee County Central High School is committed to Tennessee and scheduled to sign Friday.

New coach Jeremy Pruitt had less than two weeks to cobble together a group of players for the early signing period after accepting the Tennessee job. The Vols' class ranks ninth in the Southeastern Conference, according to Rivals, and eighth in the SEC according to 247Sports.