Current Tennessee punter Trevor Daniel is a redshirt senior this season, which means he will be graduated and gone from the Vols’ roster after this year. Tennessee needs a replacement for Daniel for next season, and they may have just found him in the 2018 class.
Skyler DeLong, a three-star punter out of Fort Mill, SC, committed to the Vols via Twitter shortly after receiving an offer from Tennessee. DeLong announced in a tweet that he had received an offer from the Vols, and then he announced his commitment in that same tweet.
— Skyler Delong (@delong1_skyler) June 1, 2017
DeLong is rated as the No. 1 punter in the country according to the 247Sports Composite rankings and is rated as the No. 3 punter in the nation by the Kohl’s Professional Camps which deal specifically with kickers, punters, and long snappers.
DeLong also holds offers from Rutgers and Army and has reportedly drawn interest from both Clemson and Alabama as well.
The commitment from DeLong now gives Tennessee 12 pledges in the 2018 class. DeLong is the only special teams player to have committed to the Vols in the class so far, and he’s also the only player to commit from the state of South Carolina in the class thus far.