Tennessee has picked up some stout offensive linemen for their 2018 recruiting class. The biggest and best of them all of course is blue-chip, five-star tackle Cade Mays from Knoxville Catholic. Butch Jones didn’t have to look too much further to find a tackle to pair up with Mays, as he and the Vols learned on Sunday that they picked up a commit from out in Nashville.
Tanner Antonutti, a 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive tackle from The Ensworth School in The Music City, announced his commitment to the Volunteers on his Twitter account.
Antonutti is the latest to join the vaunted 2018 class that Tennessee is boasting, as their class bumps up to 18 now and remains at the top of the SEC to this point. The class is also ranked sixth in the nation, standing just shy of Oregon, who currently hold the fifth spot in the country right now. The Vols are looking to rack up their second Top 5 recruiting class since 2015, when they finished fourth in the country with a class that featured Alvin Kamara, Kahlil McKenzie and Quinten Dormady among others.
The Volunteers are up to three linemen in their 2018 class with Antonutti in the fold, as he joins the aforementioned Cade Mays as well as offensive guard Ollie Lane, who also hails from Tennessee, residing in Corryton, just 15 miles north of Knoxville. On that note, Antonutti is the ninth player from the state of Tennessee to be included in the Vols’ recruiting class, as Butch Jones as hit Nashville, Knoxville, Corryton, Jackson, Manchester, Murfreesboro and Chattanooga.
Currently, Tanner Antonutti is ranked 901st overall in America in the class of 2018. The 6-foot-5 260-pound tackle is listed 77th overall among those at his position and is the 26th-ranked player in the state of Tennessee.
Prior to his commitment on Sunday, Antonutti boasted offers from 15 other schools. LSU, Louisville, Mississippi State, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech and Memphis were among those who offered him as well as UNC, Virginia Tech and Purdue.