Four-star tight end Ethan Davis has a big goal for the Tennessee Vols‘ 2023 recruiting class.

Davis, a 2023 recruit who committed to the Vols last December, is a 6-foot-3/221 lb tight end from Suwanee, GA who is rated as the No. 93 overall recruit in the nation (247Sports composite).

The Georgia native recently spoke to VolQuest about his recruitment and he revealed his massive goal for the Vols’ 2023 recruiting class.

Davis is hoping Tennessee can finish with the No. 1 rated 2023 recruiting class in the nation.

“We have great expectations for this class right now,” said Davis. “We’ve got a lot of dudes in that class who are already committed. We are trying to use that to our advantage in bringing in more. This is a really good class and I feel like we can finish as the best in 2023 if we keep on this pace.”

Tennessee’s 2023 class is currently ranked No. 7 in the nation.

In order to finish with the No. 1 overall class in the nation, the Vols would need to land a couple more five-star players and numerous four-star players. Even then, it’s going to be tough to beat out Alabama and Georgia, the current kings of college football recruiting.

While I think a No. 1 class in 2023 could be a stretch, I do think Tennessee has a realistic shot at a top-five class (a top 10 finish should be the floor for this UT recruiting class).

It’s a good thing for the Vols that Davis has high expectations for UT’s 2023 recruiting class. But if Tennessee fails to reach Davis’ goal, it shouldn’t be viewed as a failure. Landing a top-five class in year two would be an incredibly impressive achievement for UT head coach Josh Heupel.

And who knows, a top-five class in 2023 could be the catalyst for a No. 1 class in 2024.

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