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Vols Land Commitment from Huge 2019 Defensive Tackle

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The Vols need big bodied defensive tackles to play nose tackle in their 3-4 defense in the future. And they picked up a commitment from a player that fits that mold perfectly on Wednesday afternoon.

LeDarrius Cox, a three-star defensive tackle out of Mobile, Alabama, tweeted out his commitment to Tennessee on Wednesday. The Vols beat out Georgia, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Nebraska, and others to get his commitment.

According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Cox is the No. 35 defensive tackle and No. 500 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class. The massive defensive tackle measures in at 6-foot-4, 310 pounds and attended one of Tennessee’s Junior Day events back in March. Jeremy Pruitt extended an offer to Cox just a few days after accepting the head coaching position at Tennessee back in December.

By just looking at his measurables, you might expect Cox to be a lane-clogging tackle who only stops running backs. But a look at his film shows off incredible athleticism for a player with his size. Cox actually rushes the quarterback quite often on his highlight tape, and he can move very well for his huge frame. His technique is still a little lax, but overall he plays extremely well and is probably better than what his rating would suggest.

Cox is the second player to commit to the Vols in the 2019 class over the last week. He joins three-star tight end Jackson Lowe as 2019 recruits to pledge their commitments to Tennessee over the last seven days.

The Vols now have four players committed in their 2019 class. Cox joins Lowe and four-stars Jackson Lampley (OL) and Te’Cory Couch (ATH) as verbal commits in Tennessee’s 2019 class.

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