Butch Jones' message to Jocquez Bruce in an recent on-campus meeting was simple: "Boy, you need to eat."
The South-Doyle (Tenn,) High School standout Bruce figures to have many more meetings with the Tennessee head man over the years. Bruce committed to the Big Orange back on June 17, will sign with the Volunteers in February and enroll on Rocky Top in late May after finishing up his academic work at the Knoxville school.
Bruce, a Scout three-star prospect, says his skill level is up to Southeastern Conference standards but his size is not where it needs to be.
For more from Bruce as he discusses his final prep season, positional home and adding weight to his frame by clicking play on the video below:
Jocquez Bruce speaks with InsideTennessee