A look ahead at National Signing Day
By: Daniel Morgan
The All Vol Call in Show
Feb. 4, 2020
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Wednesday will mark official National Signing Day. National Signing Day is a “box of chocolates” so-to-speak, you never know what to expect.
Tennessee is looking to add a few key pieces to finish off the class, however, don’t expect a flashy day for the Vols. With only a few spots left to fill, whoever they may add on Wednesday will be considered a “cherry on top.” The Vols’ day breaks down into three categories: Great, Mediocre, and Ugly.
The best-case scenario for the Vols would be lading the two biggest targets on the board in four-stars Demarcus Beckwith and Malachi Wideman. To top off the day a surprise commitment from Zach Evans would be a monumental boost to the class, it should be noted that Evans cannot sign a National Letter of Intent due to the fact that he has already signed one with Georgia and was released from it.
With 21 players signed, and the addition of three transfers, the Volunteers would be happy with any signature they can land on Wednesday. As far as mediocrity, the Vols only land one signature on Wednesday from either Wideman or Beckwith. The best bet would be Beckwith, because his brother is committed to UT as a preferred walk-on.
The ugly situation the Volunteers could find themselves in on Wednesday is quite obvious, yet understandable. Beckwith has been considered a Florida lean for a while and Wideman has been committed to Florida State for quite some time. Landing no signatures on Wednesday is the worst possible situation for the Vols, while it would be unlikely — anything is possible on National Signing Day.
Can Jeremy Pruitt and his team land some extra signatures on Wednesday? We’ll soon find out