With 21 commitments, Tennessee's coaches are focused on the best players in the nation to fill out their 2010 class. The Vols are expected to sign about 28 prospects.
UT is planning on hosting three official visitors for Saturday's game against Auburn. All are considered elite prospects.
Some consider Matt Elam the top prospect in Florida. The 6-foot, 205-pound safety from Dwyer High School in West Palm Beach, Fla., has been committed to Florida for nearly a year. Yet UT convinced Elam to take an official visit to Knoxville.
The Vols have been in the hunt with linebacker Jeff Luc for months. The 6-1, 230-pound standout from Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie, Fla., is considered one of the top linebacker prospects in the nation and is considering UT, Florida, Florida State, Miami, LSU, Georgia, Ohio State and Southern California among others.
Safety Dietrich Riley has official visits scheduled to Notre Dame and Washington later this fall, meaning the Vols will get a chance to make the first impression on an official visit. The 6-1, 200-pound safety is from St. Francis High School in La Canada, Calif.