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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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The 2014 Class: Why Tennessee continues to stockpile receivers in recruiting

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee has added two more commitments since the last time we took an in-depth look at building the 2014 class, and both players are notable because of the positions they play.

Offensive tackle prospect Orlando Brown is the second member of what should be a massive offensive line class. Junior college prospect Kameel Jackson is the fourth member of what is already a large group of receiver prospects that is expected to grow even larger between now and February.

The difference between the two positions? The Vols are losing at least four and probably five offensive linemen to graduation (or the NFL) after the 2013 season. At receiver, UT isn’t losing anybody.

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