Donnie Tyndall has been producing wins on the court for the Vols and now UT’s first-year head coach, despite battling some NCAA uncertainty off of it, is also bringing in some talented recruits for the future.
Four-star power forward Romello White committed to Tennessee on Monday evening, a source confirmed to Rocky Top Insider. White has also confirmed the news via Twitter.
“White is a long, athletic and mobile power forward that runs the floor extremely well,” ESPN.com wrote in a scouting report. “He scores in the low post with good patience with his right hand over his left shoulder with good touch. He is a is an above the rim finisher not only on the break but when he receives drop off passes created by dribble penetration. He is a good rebounder as well that is not afraid to bang and mix it up in the post.”
The 6-foot-8, 205-pounder out of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., gives the Vols some much needed size in the coming years. White saw his stock rise after a successful summer circuit and has visited Tennessee several times – including a trip to Tyndall’s elite camp in August.
He’s a fantastic fit for Tyndall’s system for a variety of reasons. White plays with immense energy and can really get up and down the floor. He’s an athletic shot blocker, above average rebounder and he has a decent 15-foot jump shot. His length and athleticism will be an asset in Tyndall’s zone and his offensive skill set will allow him to play the four or five and really space the floor on offense. His post moves, like most high school prospects, could use some refinement, but that should come with time. Landing a player of White’s caliber should be applauded under any circumstance, but getting a commitment from him this early is a testament to the job Tyndall and his staff are doing.
247Sports: 4-star, No. 62 player in the nation, No. 16 PF
ESPN: 4-star, No. 16 PF
Rivals: 3-star, No. 102 player in the nation
Scout: 4-star, No. 15 PF