I'll start with the Dooley comment you made. Yes his first class was #7 with 28 signee's. But 8 of those were Early Enrollees and 6 of the top 11 players of the class were already on campus. Kiffin had 1-5*,5-5* and 2-3* as EE. The 20 Dooley signed were 1-5*,4-4*,12-3*,2-2* and one NR. So Dooley's first class has had a total of 5--- 4*&5* guys that he signed and Pruitt had 8 total. Dooley signed 55 guys his first 2 classes. Dooley also had 8 players who transferred within their first 2 yrs or never even made it in. In which 1 was a 5*, 4 were *4 and 3 were *3. I would also say Pruitt walked into worst times in Vol Football history than Dooley did. The trainwreck JP inherited was much worse than Dooley's and neither Dooley nor Jones had early signing period's. So far this signing class player average is .8936, higher than any of Dooley's 3 class player average. Dooley's 3 year team ranking average was #13 and had classes of 28, 27 and 22. His highest #7 had 28 signee's. He also had 5-4* Players decommit on NSD.

On Butch his first class had a player average of .8586, ranked #25, had 23 signee's with 4-4*, 18-3* and 1-2*. Compared to Pruitt's first class that had an .8757 player average, #21, had 22 signee's with 8-4* and 14-3*. So based on players each of the 3 signed their first recruiting class , JP had the better numbers. JP didn't benefit from having Lane already having many highly rated guys enrolled when he arrived that Dooley did. Butch's 5 classes had a #17 average ranking while he was here and had class sizes of 23,32,30,23 and 28. Butch did have the #4 class and #7 class, but that's misleading. The #4 class had 30 committs and an .8948 player average while the #7 class had 32 committs an a player average of .8950. So far this class has an average of .8936 and will be even higher after tomorrow if Gray signs, who is a middle *4. Plus very good chances at adding Crouch and Wright. A high *4 and *5. Pruitt is a better recruiter, evaluator and developer than Dooley and Jones ever thought about being. We won't be #17 by NSD and most teams in front of us have many more signed than our 17. I pay more attention to the player average, especially right now. Take Ala, Ga and a few others out of the equation then everyone else in front of us has very similar player Averages and some are lower than what ours is. They just have more Players currently signed. Clemson had a few smaller classes the last 6 yrs and weren't ranked as high or even top 10-12, but look at their player average and it puts them easily in the top 10. We will end up close to the top 10 and considering we are off a 5-7 season and back to back losing season's that is pretty impressive. Atleast let this class play out before making not believing in Pruitt's recruiting ability. Not to mention not losing any offensive players because of not having an OC. This class is far from done.