Vols add kicker, tackle during recruiting cycle dominated by Alabama

USC Athletics photo / Chase McGrath, who kicked for Southern California from 2017 to 2019, has transferred to Tennessee.

It's unknown whether Tennessee's football program has bottomed out from a personnel standpoint following the termination of Jeremy Pruitt or if lower levels can be reached, but the Volunteers were happy to announce some additions Wednesday.

Joining a program that has admitted to NCAA Level I and Level II violations under Pruitt's watch are Chase McGrath, a transfer kicker from the University of Southern California, and Jeremiah Crawford, an offensive tackle from Butler County (Kansas) Community College. Tennessee currently has 11 early enrollees in this 2021 recruiting cycle, 10 signees who did not enroll early and three transfer players, but the situation is quite fluid.

Two of the signees who didn't enroll early, outside linebacker Dylan Brooks and running back Cody Brown, have expressed a desire to be released from their scholarships, and the future of former Auburn defensive end Big Kat Bryant in Knoxville is also uncertain.