With just one offensive lineman – Riley Locklear – on Tennessee’s commitment list coming into Wednesday, the Vols have been looking for more help up front after the de-commitment of offensive lineman Jordan Tucker a few weeks ago.
Tennessee got some help of the in-state variety on Wednesday afternoon with the addition of in-state offensive tackle K’Rojhn Calbert of McMinnville, Tenn., who announced his commitment at his school, choosing the Vols over offers from Florida, South Carolina, Louisville, Mississippi State and others.
Calbert, who received an offer from Tennessee in October, is a fast-rising prospect who is the No. 577 overall player in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite Ranking. He is a consensus three-star prospect across all four major recruiting services.
Calbert looks a little raw on film, but he also shows a ton of athletic upside, in addition to ideal size (6-6, 280 pounds) for a young offensive tackle. The Vols lose only one scholarship offensive lineman, Dylan Wiesman, after the 2016 season, but Brett Kendrick, Coleman Thomas and Chance Hall, all of whom have played tackle for UT the past couple years, will all be upperclassmen in 2017.
The Vols need to continue to restock in this area going forward, and Calbert gives them a player with immense upside to work with.
Tennessee now has 27 commitments in a class ranked 10th nationally by 247Sports.
More to come…