As Tennessee moves forward with its search to replace Butch Jones, the skeleton staff in place will be charged with maintaining relationships with the 2018 recruiting class. A current Tennessee commit told the Orlando Sentinel on Sunday that Jones called him the day of his dismissal, suggesting he "find a place to go" now that he was no longer going to be the head coach.

"I spoke with Coach Jones about 30 minutes ago," Tennessee commit Tanner Ingle told the Orlando Sentinel. "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."

Ingles, a three-star defensive back out of Orlando, announced on social media that he was reopening his recruitment. Tennessee is still his top choice, but Ingles told the Sentinel that planned to look more into NC State and Virginia Tech.