Jay Greeson: Butch Jones making recruiting noise at UT

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones yells at a linesman during the second half against Georgia Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.  Jones was called for a personal foul.  (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee head coach Butch Jones yells at a linesman during the second half against Georgia Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. Jones was called for a personal foul. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

The University of Tennessee Vols landed another major commitment Wednesday when five-star wide receiver Josh Malone picked UT over a host of power programs.

Malone is the second five-star in UT's swollen class of 33 -- more on that in a moment -- and he's also the second in-state five-star, joining running back Jalen Hurd.

In truth, recruiting has far and away been the high point of Butch Jones' first year, and that's a good thing. He made that pledge when he was hired, and he has delivered on it by amassing a collection of pledges from high school standouts that some experts in matters of recruiting believe Jones' bevy of ball-players is the nation's second-best group.

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