Smith, Chandler Named High School All-Americans

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    A pair of Tennessee commitments in the 2017 class have earned All-America recognition.

    Offensive lineman Trey Smith (1st Team) and running back Ty Chandler (2nd) both were named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Team this week. Oak Ridge receiver Tee Higgins and Murfreesboro defensive back Jacoby Stevens, both Vol targets that have committed elsewhere, also made the second and first teams, respectively.

    Chandler, rated as the No. 5 running back in the nation by 247Sports, proved to be one of the best backs in the nation, leading Montgomery Bell Academy to the state finals with 2,252 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns on the season. He finished his career at MBA with over 7,000 yards of rushing and over 100 touchdowns on the ground.

    Smith, ranked as the No. 1 overall player in the nation by ESPN, was a dominant offensive lineman for University School of Jackson for the past several seasons. He chose Tennessee in a nationally-televised broadcast earlier in December over Alabama, Ohio State and dozens of other offers.

    Tennessee currently has 26 commitments in a class ranked as No. 11 in the nation by 247Sports.