The Tennessee defense is ranked 100th nationally ahead of the last Saturday of the regular season. Josh Hupel and these Vols personnel have no plans to take out one of the worst defensive units in college football for long.

On Friday afternoon, they took another big step forward in regards to the potential of that side of football by beating Alabama and Georgia in the top 247 defensemen. Devin Hobbs.

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At 6’4″ and weighing 277 pounds, Hobbs is one of the most talented offensive players in the country, ranked by Top247 as the No. 1 rookie in the state of North Carolina and the 5th defensive end in the country. He’s a big, athletic player with all the qualities to be one of the SEC’s top linebackers for years to come.

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Hobbs shines on both sides of the ball in preparation for Concord (North Carolina) Jay M. Robinson. He has a plus in every category, from twitching to strength to the ability to change direction, and he can play in space and run. He can cascade, he can rush a passerby, he can control the line of scrimmage, and as Tennessee looks to take the next step as a program to become a regular contender for the national title, landing guys like Hobbs and beating the Bulldogs and the Crimson Tide. for coveted linebackers, this is what you should do.

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When you look at the Tennessee class, which is ranked 11th nationally by the 247Sports Composite, Hobbs and Tyree Weathersby will be a really good duo for Vols in an emerging line of defense. Pass rushers and edge speed really team up with the likes of James Pierce and Joshua Josephs last cycle and Chandavian Bradley as well as Caleb Herring in this class and Hobbs has a skill set that will take everyone to the next level. Trevor Duncan and Nathan Robinson are exciting big-bodied people and also this band should have a lot of depth and versatility.

Hobbs will play in the All-American Bowl in January and will be one of the two biggest recruiting wins of the Heupel era along with a five-star quarterback. Nikolai Yamaleva.