February 6, 2013

National Signing Day Update

For the last two months new Tennessee head coach Butch Jones and his staff have frantically been playing catch up as they alternately tried to hold together and piece together their first signing class in Knoxville. Before lunch on Wednesday, they had a clear picture of how those efforts had gone.

Without question the biggest news of the morning came down on the negative side of the ledger when Rossville, Ga. safety Vonn Bell announced that he was signing with Ohio State.

That was a blow on several fronts. First and foremost, Bell is a highly regarded prospect at a need position. Furthermore, landing him would have provided a significant boost to a class and a roster that needs an overall influx of talent.

In the end though Tennessee simply couldn't overcome the Buckeyes and what many observers will tell you were errors and oversights made by the previous staff in Bell's recruitment.

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