Vols Land Commitment from Florida Cornerback

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    (image via Brandon Cross’s Twitter)

    The Vols are in need of cornerbacks for the future, and they are pursuing the position hard in the 2018 class. They got some help late Monday night with a commitment from a corner out of Florida.

    Brandon Cross, a three-star corner out of Orlando, FL, tweeted out his commitment to the Vols on Monday night. He chose Tennessee over offers from Mississippi State, Missouri, Syracuse, and others.

    Cross is rated as the No. 683 overall player in the country and 64th-best corner according to 247Sports. The Composite rankings have Cross as the No. 1137 overall player and No. 101 corner.

    He may not bet the highest-rated commit the Vols have, but Cross’s film does show a corner with solid awareness and instincts. He doesn’t get caught off guard often in high school, and he has strong coverage skills. Cross is also a good run defender, and his highest ceiling may even be at safety.

    At 5-foot-11, Cross isn’t the biggest body on the field. But a player like Cam Sutton (who was also 5-foot-11) has proven you don’t always have to have elite size and athletic ability to flourish as a corner.

    The Vols now are back up to 12 commitments in the 2018 recruiting class after losing a commitment last week. Cross is the second corner to give his pledge to the Vols, and he’s the second player from Florida to commit to Tennessee, joining three-star quarterback Michael Penix.