Tennessee football gets another commitment as a four-star defensive tackle commits to the Vols, and its hot streak continues.
Another recruit announces that he’s committing to Tennessee football as Jeremy Pruitt and company continue to get commitments and close in on Ohio State for the top 2021 recruiting class in college football.
Tennessee’s most recent commit is defensive tackle Katron Evans from St. Francis Academy in Baltimore, Maryland. The 6-foot-4, 320-pound defensive lineman, is another huge get for the Vols as Pruitt continues to build an elite 2021 recruiting class and a nasty defense.
Games are won in the trenches, and Pruitt knows that just as well as anyone being a defensive-minded head coach. Having a great defensive line can force teams to look to gain yards through the second and third levels.
I expect Pruitt to continue to build the secondary and make it difficult for teams to gain yards through the air, too.
For Evans, he’s a big, strong lineman that can quickly get in the backfield and disrupt plays throughout the game.
Evans could be the next best thing to Derek Barnett for Tennessee’s trenches. I don’t think we will see an immediate impact at a high level when he’s a freshman, but he could be a key player for Tennessee in 2022 and 2023.
He also has some strings attached to Tennessee that could add for some more fun in the near future in recruiting and on-field performances.
Evans was teammates with Dominic Bailey at St. Francis Academy in Baltimore before Bailey signed with the Vols as a part of the 2020 class.
Evans and Tennessee 2021 prospect Aaron Willis are also teammates at St. Francis Academy, so we could see Evans help push Willis to commit with the Vols.
We could see Tennessee pick up another commitment or two this Sunday as a couple more of Tennessee’s prospects are set to make a verbal commitment, so Tennessee’s momentum might continue through the weekend.