Tennessee Football Recruiting: 3 Prospects the Volunteers Want to Land on NSD

Three Prospects Tennessee Would Like to Land on NSD

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Nov 30, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats in the first half at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY SportsThe Tennessee Volunteers have already assembled one of the best 2014 recruiting classes in the nation, but there is still work left to be done.

With February 5 getting closer and closer, Butch Jones and his staff would still like to lock down some high-profile recruits around the country on National Signing Day.

So with that in mind, let's take a look at the big three that Tennessee will be focusing on when the signing begins next week:

Craig Evans - Defensive Tackle (Sun Prairie, WI)

This is a big one considering that Tennessee lost four-star DaVonte Lambert to Auburn back in December. Now, the 6'3", 205-pound Evans has committed to Wisconsin, but it seems more likely that he'll land at either Tennessee or Michigan State.

This assumption has obviously irked Badger fans after Evans made it clear that Wisconsin was where he wanted to be. Evans visited Knoxville this past weekend, and there's no doubt that he'd be a suitable replacement for Lambert. 

Derrell Scott - Running Back (Havelock, NC)

The good news for Tennessee is that Scott will be announcing his decision today (January 27), so this would be an early National Signing Day present for Jones and company. The four-star all-purpose back wouldn't be the best back in the 2014 class for the Vols (that award goes to five-star in-state commitment Jalen Hurd), but getting Scott would be huge in terms of depth in the backfield.

While South Carolina is also being considered for Scott, all indications are that Tennessee will be the choice. There will be quite a few happy people in Knoxville this week if that is indeed the case.

Adoree' Jackson - Athlete (Gardena, California)

There's no point in sugarcoating it -- Jackson would be the absolute best player in this already loaded 2014 class for the Vols. The five-star defensive back pretty much has all the tools to be a big time college football player right away.

For Jones to bring him to Knoxville would be a massive get for this program. There's no mistaking that. However, right now, it's looking like Florida and USC are the front-runners for Jackson's services. Should he wind up announcing for the Vols, Knoxville may shut down and throw a parade for Jones the following day. 

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