The Vols added three big commitments to their 2018 class this weekend, and the third came in the form of a former LSU commit who flipped to the Vols on Sunday.
Jamarcus Chatman, a defensive tackle out of Rome, Georgia, took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to announce his commitment to the Vols. Chatman had previously been committed to LSU before decommitting earlier this month.
— Jamarcus Chatman (@ChatmanJamarcus) June 25, 2017
Chatman is rated as just a three-star defensive tackle by the 247Sports Composite rankings, but he holds offers from 60 different schools. Chatman chose Tennessee over offers from LSU, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Texas, USC, and many others.
At 6-foot-3, 267 pounds, Chatman has an athletic build but has plenty of frame to add more weight at the collegiate level. Chatman is the No. 30 defensive tackle in the 2018 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Chatman has played both defensive end and tackle for Rome High School, and his tape shows his versatility and strong pursuit skills. He also has a strong push off the line of scrimmage.
Chatman committed to LSU on April 22nd but found his confidence in that commitment waver after visiting the Vols for their Orange Carpet Weekend. Chatman would decommit from the Tigers a day after visiting Tennessee and pledged his commitment to the Vols a week later.
After Chatman’s commitment, the Vols now have 15 total commitments in the 2018 class and have added three in the last two days. Chatman is the fourth recruit from the state of Georgia to commit to the Vols in this class, and he is the third defensive lineman to commit in the 2018 class. He joins in-state four-star defensive tackles D’Andre Litaker and Brant Lawless.