Vols Land Commitment from 2018 In-State Offensive Tackle

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    (Photo via @TannerAntonutti on Twitter)

    A large portion of Tennessee’s 2018 class is already made up of in-state prospects. And on Sunday, they added yet another recruit from the state of Tennessee to their current recruiting class.

    Tanner Antonutti, an offensive tackle from Nashville, committed to the Vols on Sunday. He took to Twitter to announce he was “staying home” in 2018.

    Antonutti is rated as just a three-star lineman in the 247Sports Composite rankings, but he’s recently picked up a lot of momentum in his recruitment. Since the beginning of May, he’s picked up offers from North Carolina, Colorado, Missouri, and LSU. The Vols were one of the first teams to offer him back in January of this year. He also holds offers from Mississippi State, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and others.

    At 6-foot-5, 260 pounds, Antonutti has the frame every college team wants in an offensive tackle. He would need to add more weight and muscle to that frame in order to hold up as an SEC lineman, but the height is there to do so.

    Antonutti is a multi-faceted athlete who plays both offensive line and tight end for Ensworth High School. And his highlight film shows off his versatility, as he not only manhandles high school defensive linemen, but he also hauls in several receptions.

    His commitment gives the Vols 18 pledges in their 2018 class. Antonutti is also the ninth in-state player to commit to the Vols in this recruiting cycle.

    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.