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How are Tennessee commits reacting to the Jancek news?

Jan 1, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers defensive lineman Kahlil McKenzie (1) tackles Northwestern Wildcats running back Justin Jackson (21) during the first half in the 2016 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 1, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers defensive lineman Kahlil McKenzie (1) tackles Northwestern Wildcats running back Justin Jackson (21) during the first half in the 2016 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The news of John Jancek's run as Tennessee's defensive coordinator coming to an end surprised many Volunteer fans Wednesday. The outpouring of support for Jancek from Vol Nation may have been overwhelming but many are wondering how the move could affect the Vols recruiting efforts with National Signing Day less then a month away.

247Sports reached out to several of Tennessee's top defensive commitments to gauge their reactions to the news of Jancek no longer being on the staff.

Tennessee native and four-star linebacker Daniel Bituli had this to say:

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"I'm all in still."

Early enrollee and four-star defensive back Marquill Osborne:

"I'm just surprised is all. I'm good as long as (defensive backs coach Willie) Martinez (is) not going nowhere."

And three-star Georgia linebacker Ja'Quain Blakely:

"Nothing much will change, so I'm still all Tennessee and don't plan on changing."

It appears for now the defensive recruits aren't panicking, however if the Volunteers fail to land an excellent hire or take a significant amount of time to find Jancek's replacement with signing day looming, could things change in a hurry for the 2016 recruits?