With Lavon Pearson the 27th commitment, Vols will have to start making room in 2014 class

Lavon Pearson (photo from News Sentinel partner 247Sports)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Junior college receiver Lavon Pearson became the 27th verbal commitment in Tennessee’s 2014 signing class on Sunday, leaving only three spots — officially — left to fill.

But Tennessee’s staff continues to recruit aggressively, and virtually all of the recruiting gurus believe the Vols will add more than three new faces to the class before National Signing Day in February. Attrition usually happens naturally, but as the class gets increasingly crowded, coaches are likely fine-tuning their plan for how to make the numbers work.

Kameel Jackson remains the biggest mystery and question mark. Although officially listed as a UT commitment, the former Oklahoma receiver played in only one game at Blinn College and is no longer listed on the junior college team’s active roster.

Here’s a list of current commitments.

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And here’s the commitment list viewed in light of Tennessee’s current roster composition.

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