The Tennessee Volunteers have been on a tear of late in the recruiting world. The Vols this week landed two 2017 prospects in CJ Cotman and Jordan Murphy, both of whom will add athleticism and dynamic play with regards to Cotman, a 2017 athlete who has played on both sides of the ball as a receiver and cornerback.
Saturday, the Vols continued to hit the recruiting trail hard and in doing so landed two commits. Like Cotman and Murphy, quarterback CJ Lewis of Connecticut joins an already impressive 2017 class but the first commit that Tennessee picked up was a late addition to their impressive Class of 2016.
Defensive end Mykelle McDaniel of Loganville, Georgia signed on to the Volunteers on Saturday afternoon. McDaniel announced the news via his personal Twitter account.
I'm officially a VOL.1% pic.twitter.com/GkuKkVY6cE— 1% (@MykelleMcDaniel) July 23, 2016
Tennessee is sandwiched at No. 14 in the 2016 team rankings via 247Sports after landing McDaniel and rank seventh in the SEC.
Meanwhile, the Vols bolstered their 2017 class with the addition of dual-threat quarterback CJ Lewis. Lewis attends the Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut and is the eighth-ranked player in his state and is ranked No. 40 in the state. The news came via Lewis’ personal Twitter account.
203✈️865 #GoVols S/o to @claywill3_ for the edit pic.twitter.com/W5GnOtqrsl— Cj Lewis ✞ (@SavageLew_14) July 23, 2016
Lewis is the lone quarterback so far in the Vols’ 2017 class. He will join an already loaded position group next year with plenty of youth so it will be intriguing to see where he falls when the time comes.