It won’t create much of a splash in terms of recruiting rankings, but the Vols did follow up their disappointing trip to South Carolina with a commitment from tight end James Brown.
Brown confirmed an offer from Tennessee via Twitter on Sunday evening and later told the Orlando Sentinel that he is committed to the Vols. Brown told the OS that recruiting coordinator Robert Gillespie spoke to him to tell him what UT liked about him.
“He said they were looking for a tight end who was mobile, who was kind of a smaller guy who could block around the perimeter, but one who was fast and he said I met the role perfectly,” said Brown. “That meant a lot to me, like they took the time to look into me and I had to lock it in.”
The 6-foot-4, 220-pound athlete from Orlando, Fla., plays quarterback and tight end for his high school program, but projects as a tight end for the Vols. He also had offers from UMass, Marshall and a few FBS programs. He joins Chase Rogers as the second tight end commitment in the 2017 class, and is the 26th overall commitment for the Vols.
Brown is unrated by 247Sports as of Monday morning.