Obviously it's still up in the air, as it is with most of Tennessee's pledged prospects until a coach is in place and they've had a face to face. Ideally said coach will have some of his staff available to aid in the shoring up of commitments as well as the sewing up of what could be a solid, if not stellar, recruiting class. It all depends on timing and the recruiting prowess of the coach hired.
Losing David Oku would be particularly damaging to a team looking to up its offensive octane following a season in which the offense has never found itself. With Oku back in the Tennessee fold the commitments are at 17.
Rated a five-star running back by Scout.com, Oku, of Carl Albert High School in Midwest, Okla., is the highest ranked prospect on UT's commitment list. He plans to enroll in college in January.