National Signing Day 2015

National Signing Day is here! Get the latest on who is officially a Tennessee Volunteer with frequent visits to InsideTennessee.com.

After years of grinding and nonstop recruiting, the coaching staff at Tennessee can pop the cork and celebrate the fruits of their labor with National Signing Day.

In what figures to be one of the Scout network's top 10 classes in the entire nation, a stockpile of talent is on its way to Rocky Top.

Check out the list and information below (refresh often) to see what prospects from the 2015 class are now officially part of Big Orange Country:

What Tennessee gets in Vincent Perry is an athlete that could be plugged in at any number of positions to help depth and eventually earn spot in the two-deep. The teammate of Scout four-star defensive end Kyle Phillips figures to begin his career with the Orange & White as a slot receiver and aid in the return game. Here's more:

Breakdown: Vincent Perry

Jocquez Bruce already is a prep star in the Knoxville area. Now, the two-way threat from South-Doyle High School will attempt to make that carry over to Rocky Top. Here's more:

Breakdown: Jocquez Bruce

At 12:07 p.m. Eastern, one of the most important signees came on board as Tommy Townsend has a tremendous shot at take over as the full-time Tennessee punter his first season in Knoxville. Here's more:

Breakdown: Tommy Townsend

At 11:07 a.m. Eastern, Tennessee picked up an H-back with athleticism that saw Kyle Oliver line up out wide at receiver a fair amount of time at TSSAA powerhouse Oakland High School. Here's more:

Breakdown: Kyle Oliver

At 11:04 a.m. Eastern, the competition to back up starting quarterback Joshua Dobbs officially got that much tighter. Sheriron Jones may not have the best of anything among the three true freshmen quarterbacks but may be the best all-around new field general. Here's more:

Breakdown: Sheriron Jones

At 10:46 a.m. Eastern, Tennessee special teams coach Mark Elder breathed a sigh of relief as nothing affects a teams coach's job security more than a long-snapper bouncing footballs to holders and punters. If Hendersonville native and long-snapper Riley Lovingood warranted a scholarship offer, he has to be one of the country's best specialists . Here's more:

Breakdown: Riley Lovingood

At 10:22 a.m. Eastern, the recruit with the greatest amount of drama that would eventually sign with the Volunteers was undoubtedly Drew Richmond, who had originally committed to Ole Miss in the summertime. Tennessee's signing of Richmond means the top-rated in-state blocker is heading from the Bluff City to Rocky Top. Here's more:

Breakdown: Drew Richmond

At 10:10 a.m. Eastern, the biggest fish in the sea landed in Butch Jones' boat as Kahlil McKenzie made things official. The top-rated player in the country with the Scout network figures to be a contributor from the moment the Californian steps foot on campus. Here's more:

Breakdown: Kahlil McKenzie

At 9:55 a.m. Eastern, as one would expect Austin Smith's paperwork arrived on campus in Knoxville just moments after that of Buford (Ga.) High School teammate Quay Picou. Smith packs quite the punch at linebacker and has an offer list that rivals that of most blue-chip prospects. Here's more:

Breakdown: Austin Smith

At 9:53 a.m. Eastern, Quay Picou joined the fold officially. The GHSA state champion brings the winning edge to one of the most impressive defensive line hauls in the history of Tennessee football. Picou made his decision during an on-campus visit last summer. Here's more:

Breakdown: Quay Picou

At 9:35 a.m. Eastern, the drama around Preston Williams' recruitment came to a close. Although IT members were assured that it was all for show for many months, the Scout five-star kept Big Orange Country on edge wondering if he may switch his commitment. Here's more:

Breakdown: Preston Williams

At 9:20 a.m. Eastern, Micah Abernathy officially picked Tennessee over Georgia. The Atlanta product has more prep experience on the offensive side of the football but coaches like assistant Willie Martinez are banking on the Scout four-star's skills to translate to defense. Here's more:

Breakdown: Micah Abernathy

At 9 a.m. Eastern, the state championship rings continue to pile up around Knoxville as Cedar Hill (Texas) High's Darrell Miller officially hopped on board. Miller chose the Vols back in the summer after attending Orange Carpet Day. Here's more:

Breakdown: Darrell Miller

At 8:57 a.m. Eastern, another recruit with the No. 1 next to his name made it official. Justin Martin, the nation's best JUCO cornerback, stuck with his New Year's Eve pledge, passing on a hard push from Texas A&M. Here's more:

Breakdown: Justin Martin

At 8:53 a.m. Eastern, coaches at the Anderson Training Center learned they held off Louisville and Ohio State to get Venzell Boulware. The Scout three-star offensive guard arrives with a GHSA state championship ring, earned with Elliot Berry and Evan Berry at Creekside (Ga.) High School. Here's more:

Breakdown: Venzell Boulware

At 8:28 a.m. Eastern, the Tennessee coaches learned they were officially gaining one of the more athletic linebackers in the South as Quart'e Sapp inked. The Vols were the favorite to land the Milton (Ga.) High School standout since last July, but he wound up being on the final to verbally commit. Here's more:

Breakdown: Quart'e Sapp

At 8:02 a.m. Eastern, the staff at Tennessee learned it gained a speedy weapon for its backfield of the future as John Kelly signed. The Scout three-star running back hails from Butch Jones' home state of Michigan. The Vols were able to hold off Michigan State, Minnesota and the Wolverines to land Kelly. Here's more:

Breakdown: John Kelly

At 7:30 a.m. Eastern, the signature of Darrell Taylor made its way to the Anderson Training Center. The Vols were able to hold off strong pushes from the likes of Miami (Fla.) and Virginia Tech to land an elite athlete coming off the edge. Here's more:

Breakdown: Darrell Taylor

At 7:20 a.m. Eastern, the first signature Tennessee received was from Zach Stewart. Here's more on the Scout three-star offensive guard from Coalfield High School, which is less than 45 minutes from The Hill:

Breakdown: Zach Stewart


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