Recruiting impacted following Jones’ firing

ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 01, 2016 - Tennessee Volunteers Head Coach Butch Jones during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers at Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – After Butch Jones was fired Sunday as the head coach of the Vols, several Tennessee commits took to Twitter to announce they were reopening their recruitment.

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Jones called three-star recruit Tanner Ingle following his firing and told him to find another place to go quickly.

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“I spoke with Coach Jones about 30 minutes ago,” the Orlando, Fla. defensive back said about 12:30 Sunday afternoon. “He said he didn’t really expect that to happen, but it did so he told me to find a place to go, quickly … and that if he gets anything he will contact me.”

Here are the players who decommitted or are reopening their recruiting:

Alontae Taylor, 4* Wide Receiver, Manchester, Tenn.

Shocky Jacques-Louis, 3* Wide Receiver, Fort Myers, Fla.

Tanner Ingle, 3* Defensive Back, Orlando, Fla.

Dorian Gerald, 3* Defensive End, Florence, S.C. (JUCO)

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