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Pruitt 'not sure that we're done' with Vols' signing class

First-year Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says the six new signees the Vols announced Wednesday might not be the final additions to their 2018 class

Tennessee announced the signings of six more players on National Signing Day and now has 22 commitments for the 2018 class, but the Vols might not be ready to put the finishing touches on their class just yet.

First-year Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said Wednesday that he and his staff still are looking into players they could “possibly add later on” in hopes of improving their depth at any of multiple positions, indicating that signing day won’t mark the end of the 2018 recruiting cycle for the Vols.

“I’m not sure that we’re done with this class,” Pruitt said during his signing-day press conference Wednesday afternoon. “There are some guys that we’ll possibly add later on, and we’re still looking for guys.

“The one thing that we wanted to do with this class is we wanted to make sure that the guys that we brought in fit the criteria that we were looking at each position. If we didn’t feel like they fit that, we weren’t in a hurry just to make sure we filled up spots, because guys will come available as the spring goes.”

Asked about which specific spots Tennessee still might address in its class, Pruitt said the Vols “probably” have “needs at every position.”

He also didn’t rule out that Tennessee could explore the graduate-transfer market in hopes of finding someone capable of providing immediate help.

“I think, if you looked at our roster, probably from a just pure scholarship standpoint, we’ll probably be operating off maybe 77 to 75 (players) in the fall, so we’re definitely going to be under,” he said, referring to the 85-scholarship limit. “If you looked at our entire team, there’s probably needs at every position when it comes to depth, so we’re going to look at the possibility of recruiting guys on through the spring.

“And we’ll look at grad transfers and see where that goes.”