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SEC football recruiting roundup: Recruits, and commits

We got a little behind this week... let’s change that.

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Ben Bresnahan - 2018 - Vanderbilt Commodores

D’Andre Litaker - 2018 - Tennessee Volunteers

Brandon Cross - 2018 - Tennessee Volunteers

Te’Cory Couch - 2019 - Tennessee Volunteers

Marcus Tillman Jr. - 2019 - Florida Gators

There were three commits earlier this week since we last left you, with all but one coming from inside the state of Tennessee.

The Volunteers grabbed three commits in the past few days, two for their class of 2018, which continues to trend upward. The biggest prize was D’Andre Litaker, a four-star defensive tackle from Murfreesboro who committed to the Vols on Tuesday. Litaker ranks as the seventh-best player in the state of Tennessee, 23rd at his position and 240th overall in the country. Litaker had previously gone on unofficials to Alabama and South Carolina, but decided that Tennessee was the place for him.

Three-star Brandon Cross is also now in the fold, as the Orlando cornerback committed to the Volunteers on Monday. Cross had only been offered by the Vols last month, so it’s safe to say that a decision was made pretty swiftly. Cross ranks 149th in The Sunshine State and 85th at his position and is the second defensive back in the class right now, joining four-star safety Brendon Harris.

Tennessee’s class now ranks eighth in the country and second in the SEC behind the LSU Tigers.

The Vols also added one for 2019 in athlete Te’Cory Couch. Couch hails from Hollywood, Florida and attends Chaminade-Madonna Prep school and is listed at 6-feet tall and 157 lbs. He’d received an offer from the Vols on June 10 after attending their football camp, and committed to Tennessee three days later. There’s still a ways to go obviously, but locking one down for the future is certainly a win.

The Florida Gators also got in the fun, scoring a 2019 recruit of their own in the form of Marcus Tillman Jr. The 6-foot tall, 195-pound safety out of Jones High School in Orlando committed to UF on Wednesday, giving Jim McElwain his ninth recruit for 2019. He had previously received offers from Kentucky and Ole Miss prior to his commitment. Florida has gotten off to a very fast start for 2019, ranking first in the SEC and the country as of this point with six four-stars and one three-star at this time.

Finally, Vandy added three-star tight end Ben Bresnahan. Bresnahan hails from Cumming, Georgia and is listed at 6-foot-5, 225 lbs. The West Forsyth attendee racked up offers from Vandy, Kentucky, Auburn Tennessee and Minnesota among others, but ultimately decided to commit to Derek Mason and the ‘Dores. He’s listed in the Top 40 at his position (33rd) and the Top 100 in the state of Georgia (88th) and should prove to be a solid addition to Vandy’s class of 2018.