The Tennessee Volunteers have recently hit the recruiting trail rather hard. The 2021 class is coming together quite nicely, especially so with three marquee additions over the last three days.
The first in this wave was the biggest fish of all. Dylan Brooks, a defensive end out of Roanoke, Alabama, committed to the Volunteers back on Sunday. Brooks is a five-star recruit and is the #1 weak-side defensive end in the Class of 2021. He is also the top-ranked recruit in the state of Alabama at this point in time, ahead of players like Ga’Quincy McKinstry, as well as Auburn Tigers commits Armoni Goodwin and Jeremiah Williams.
Next, the Vols scored a commit from a four-star safety out of the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. That player is Kamar Wilcoxson. Wilcoxson is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound safety who ranks 14th at his position and inside the Top 40 in the recruiting-rich state of Florida. Wilcoxson certainly has the frame thing going for him, as he has a big body and is very rangy. He should prove to be a solid addition to the Vols when he eventually arrives to Knoxville.
And finally, there is wide receiver Julian Nixon. Nixon, out of Roswell, Georgia, is a 6-foot-3, 230-pound wideout who stands as a four-star recruit at this juncture. He ranks in the Top 25 in the state of Georgia and is 42nd in the nation among all receivers. He has a chance to broaden out and get even better as time progresses of course, and right now is the second-ranked recruit in this suddenly burgeoning class.
These three additions have caused Tennessee to hop up to fifth in the nation and second in the SEC in the 2021 recruiting rankings. Leading that charge right now is the Florida Gators, who rank third overall in the nation behind the Ohio State Buckeyes and, *rubs eyes*, the North Carolina Tar Heels. What a time to be alive.