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Butch Jones Spoke To A Tennessee Commit Shortly After Getting Fired

Butch Jones wearing a headset on the sideline.

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 16: Head Coach Butch Jones of the Tennessee Volunteers is seen on the sidelines during the second half of their game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Here's what the ousted Volunteers' head coach told the recruit.

Butch Jones was apparently making phone calls to recruits on his way out the door at Tennessee.

The ousted Volunteers' head coach, fired by the school "without cause" this morning, reportedly spoke to Vols' commit Tanner Ingle.

Jones reportedly told the 5-foot-9, 180-pound cornerback out of Orlando to "find a place to go, quickly."

From the Orlando Sentinel:

The ousted coach (Jones) called Ingle personally.

“I spoke with Coach Jones about 30 minutes ago,” the Orlando Dr. Phillips 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.””

Ingle announced later that afternoon that he was "re-opening" his recruitment.

Ingle said the media is twisting his words, though, and that Jones wasn't telling recruits to de-commit from the program.

Tennessee has had multiple de-commitments recently. The Vols' 2018 class is currently ranked the No. 14 class in the country by 247Sports.