After shocking the nation with three top tier commitments throughout the week, the Vols coaching staff can put a check by the name of one of the ten best players in the country for the second time in the Pruitt era.
Five-star outside linebacker prospect Terrence Lewis announced today via Twitter his decision to commit to the Tennessee Volunteers 2021 recruiting class.
Lewis, out of Opa Locka, Florida, is heading into his senior season at Chaminade-Madonna Prep as the 10th best prospect overall. He is the top-ranked outside linebacker in the country. Lewis also is the second-ranked player in Florida according to 247 Sports Composite Rankings.
Currently, Lewis ranks as the ninth-best prospect in Tennessee program history, one spot behind Darnell Wright. He also ranks as the highest-rated linebacker prospect in Tennessee history.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound linebacker made his commitment following in the path of five-star defensive end Dylan Brooks. The Vols also got a commitment from four-star defensive back Kamar Wilcoxson, and four-star wide receiver Julian Nixon earlier this week. The Vols have vaulted up the 247 Sports rankings, making their way up to the 4th ranked class nationally.
Tennessee’s recruiting staff have been hard at work lately, and the results have proven to be successful. In an interview with Matthew Ray of Sports Illustrated. Lewis talked about Tennessee’s consistent pursuit during his recruitment. “Tennessee has stayed in contact with me no matter what. Even one point in time when I wasn’t messing with them, they still stuck around.”
One of the standout coaches on Tennessee’s staff, in particular, Brian Niedermeyer, seemed to have a very influential role in bringing Lewis to Rocky Top.
“Mine and his relationship has grown a lot,” Lewis told Ray during the interview. “I feel like I could talk to him about anything.”
Lewis committed to Tennessee over LSU, Alabama, Nebraska, Penn State, and Texas A&M.
Tennessee will look to continue its momentum as arguably the hottest team in college football recruiting at the moment. At least after this week, it sure does feel like Pruitt’s statement at the beginning of the year could come to fruition.
2020, The Year of The Vols.