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The 2022 early signing period is Josh Heupel’s second as Tennessee’s head coach.

He was hired as the Vols’ head coach in Jan. 2021.

“It’s been a lot of fun going through the process with these guys,” Heupel said Wednesday.

 “We believe in, obviously, their athleticism but just as importantly who they are.

I’d like to thank their families for entrusting us with their sons for the next three-to-five years

. I want to congratulate our staff. That’s our full-time coaches,

everybody inside the building, our personnel department, our on-campus recruiters and our training staff.

 I’m really proud of the effort that everybody put into it. I think it speaks to who we are.

“Also, a thank you to all the high school coaches in this state,

but also everywhere we’ve been for receiving us and our coaches the right way and helping us navigate the process.

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