KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee coach Butch Jones and his offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian made it clear from the moment they arrived here that they really like athletic, pass-catching tight ends.
And they didn’t think the Vols had enough on their roster.
Jones added two tight ends — Aaron Branisel and Woody Quinn — to last year’s class. He’s already got commitments from two more.
Both Ethan Wolf and Daniel Helm are from highly rated tight ends from the Midwest.
Like any position on the roster, there could be attrition at tight end between now and 2014. But if there’s not, the Vols could have as many as seven scholarship tight ends.
Possible 2014 tight ends roster
1. Brendan Downs, Sr.
2. Woody Quinn, Sr.
3. Justin King, Jr.
4. Justin Meredith, RsSo.
5. Aaron Branisel, So.
6. Ethan Wolf, Fr.
7. Daniel Helm, Fr.