2017 Georgia Linebacker Commits to Vols

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    The Vols picked up a commitment on Saturday night after hosting a big Junior Day the same day. And the commitment comes from the state of Georgia.

    De’Morreal Burnam, a three-star inside linebacker from Conyers, GA, committed to the Vols Saturday night via Twitter. Burnam is currently rated as the No. 770 overall player in the country according to 247Sports and is the 29th overall inside linebacker in the country.

    Burnam holds offers from Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, and a handful of others right now. Burnam competed in the Georgia Junior Elite Classic in December of 2015 as one of the top juniors in the state of Georgia.

    Despite Burnam’s lower rating, he appears to be moving up the rankings and is starting to catch the attention of other schools. The Vols offered him back on February 26th, and North Carolina followed suit on March 1st. Burnam is Tennessee’s lone commitment in the 2017 class as of now.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.