Dontavius Blair’s commitment leaves few gaps in Tennessee’s 2014 class

Dontavius Blair (Photo by 247 Sports)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — When Tennessee coaches pitched the opportunity for early playing time to Dontavius Blair, they weren’t selling him a bill of goods.

The Vols will lose at least four and probably all five of their current offensive linemen. There are promising options on the second team, but very little experience.

A top junior college prospect like Blair will have every opportunity to start in 2014.

Here’s the complete list of 25 verbal commitments in the Vols’ class.

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Officially, the Vols have only about four spots remaining, although that could change as the class shakes out in the final months before National Signing Day.

Some of the distinctions below are flexible. A defensive end could gain some weight and play tackle. A linebacker could add weight and become a defensive end. Some of the commitments can play receiver or defensive back. Others, like Neiko Creamer, have even more options.

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