Just a day after the Vols landed five-star offensive lineman Trey Smith, Tennessee picked up another big-time commitment on Wednesday afternoon.
Shanon Reid, a four-star outside linebacker according to 247Sports, committed to the Vols via Twitter on Wednesady afternoon. Reid holds offers from LSU, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina, and over two dozen other schools. He measures in at around 6-foot-1, 205 pounds and has reportedly been clocked with a 4.40 second 40-yard dash time. He’s the 227th-ranked overall player in the country and 16th-best outside linebacker on 247Sports as well.
Fort Meyers 4-Star LB Shanon Reid just committed to Tennessee over LSU, Michigan, others.
Some of his talents: pic.twitter.com/P4fzhrYje9
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) December 7, 2016
As a senior at Dunbar High School in Fort Meyers, Florida, Reid racked up 117 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss, and two sacks in 11 games. Reid also defended five passes and forced a fumble in his senior season.
Reid’s highlight film shows a linebacker with good pursuit and the ability to lay the lumber to a ball carrier.
Reid joins Solon Page III as the only true outside linebackers in Tennessee’s 2017 class thus far. The Vols will be losing a number of outside linebackers this season and in the coming couple seasons, so getting a commitment from a talented prospect such as Reid is a big get for Jones and this staff.
This commitment comes just one day after elite in-state offensive lineman Trey Smith pledged his services to the Vols. Butch Jones stated earlier in the week that he and his staff were “on the verge of a top-notch recruiting class.” With the last couple commitments in the class, it certainly looks like those words are ringing true.