Butch Jones is bringing back Tennessee's traditional post-National Signing Day statewide celebrations.
Jones and all of his assistant coaches will crisscross the state on Feb. 7, one day after his wrapping up the first signing class of his Vols tenure.
Jones will appear at events in Memphis in the morning, Nashville at midday and Knoxville in the evening.
Jones has made a point of emphasizing the importance of in-state recruiting since he was hired in December. Starting his day in talent-rich Memphis may help drive that point home.
Each event will emceed by UT broadcaster Bob Kesling and will show video highlights of each signee. Tickets are $25 and include a buffet meal. Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/UTcelebrationtickets.
The events will take place at the Memphis Hilton (939 Ridge Lake Boulevard, 7:30 a.m.), the Nashville Hilton (121 Fourth Avenue South, noon) and the Tennessee Terrace at Neyland Stadium (6:30 p.m.)
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.