Change at top could improve class

Could Derek Dooley's firing mean a better haul for UT on signing day?

Updated: November 18, 2012, 9:40 PM ET
By Dave Hooker | ESPN RecruitingNation

Tennessee had secured commitments from 18 prospects before third-year coach Derek Dooley was fired on Sunday.

While the class has a few highlights, it is less than spectacular. Tennessee has only two prospects ranked in the ESPN 300 and just four four-star prospects committed. Currently, Tennessee's class doesn't rank in ESPN's top 25.

Riley Ferguson
Tom Hauck/ESPNHSWill Riley Ferguson stick with Tennessee now that Derek Dooley is done?

Dave Hooker

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