One of the Tennessee Vols’ main recruiting pitches right now is early playing time.
If a player commits to the Vols, there’s a good chance they’ll see significant playing time in Knoxville, thanks to Tennessee’s lack of depth.
But that’s not the only reason recruits are considering the Volunteers.
At least one recruit — 2023 three-star safety Jack Luttrell — believes Tennessee can win a national championship in the next several years.
In fact, that’s why Luttrell committed to the Vols.
— Jack “white lightning” Luttrell (@JackLuttrell) July 31, 2021
“It’s been amazing seeing the program where it is in this first year, but that’s not why I committed here,” said Luttrell to VolQuest this week.
“The reason I’m coming to Tennessee is to win a national championship. The record they have now is not what we want. It’s positive, but my goal is to win a national championship at Tennessee.”
Luttrell’s desire to win a national championship aligns with UT head coach Josh Heupel’s vision at Tennessee.
“I promise you that we are going to embark on becoming what we’re capable of becoming as a football program day-by-day and chasing and winning championships,” said Heupel at his introductory press conference this past January.
It’s been a long time since the Vols were relevant in the national championship discussion.
Will Heupel be the coach that finally gets Tennessee back in the conversation?
Jack Luttrell certainly seems to believe that will be the case.
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