A couple weeks after adding tight end James Brown out of Orlando, Fla., the Vols lost the other tight end commitment in the class.
Chase Rogers of Bay Saint Louis, Miss., announced his decision to de-commit from Tennessee via Twitter on Sunday afternoon, a day after the Vols knocked off Kentucky 49-36.
— chase rogers (@ChaseARogers) November 13, 2016
Rogers, who also holds offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, California and several others. The No. 12 ranked tight end in the nation, per 247Sports, also was scheduled to visit Texas over the weekend.
Rogers’ departure leaves the Vols with 26 commitments, and Brown as the lone tight end in the class at this point. Tennessee is losing senior tight end Jason Croom following the 2016 season, while starter Ethan Wolf will be entering his senior season in 2017.
Freshman Austin Pope, who is redshirting in 2016, is the only scholarship underclassman at the position after Devante Brooks recently moved to the offensive line.
Tennessee’s class is currently ranked No. 10 in the nation and No. 4 in the SEC, according to 247Sports.