Tennessee is still looking for more players to add in their current 2019 class, but they’re already starting to build a solid foundation with their 2020 class. And that foundation got even stronger on Friday when a fast-rising wide receiver elected to go ahead and commit to Tennessee.
Antonio Barber picked up an offer from the Vols just a few days ago, and that seemed to be all he was waiting for. Barber announced on Twitter on Friday afternoon that he intends to play for the Vols in college.
Committed #GoVols? #LLBW?? @CoachJPruitt @SWiltfong247 @DemetricDWarren @AllAmericaGame @CarolinaXposure @HamiltonESPN pic.twitter.com/3LnUYDXNBX
— Antonio Barber (@toniobarber11) April 27, 2018
Though Barber isn’t rated yet by 247Sports, he’s expected to be a highly-rated receiver once he receives a rating. He committed to the Vols over early offers from UCLA, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Colorado, Kansas, and others.
The 6-foot, 184 pound receiver from Rock Hill, South Carolina already has some undeniable skill, and he just finished up his sophomore season of high school. He shows off some great athleticism on his highlight film, and he’s extremely tough to bring down. Barber has solid burst and is skilled at hauling in passes in a variety of ways.
At the end of the regular season last year, Barber had 31 catches for 507 yards and four touchdowns according to The Hearld.
It’s still early in his recruitment, so things could certainly change for Barber. But right now, he gives the Vols an early commit from a highly talented receiver in the 2020 class.
Barber’s commitment gives the Vols two committed prospects in the 2020 class right now. Top-100 overall player and four-star athlete Kristian Story committed to Tennessee a month ago, and Barber now joins him as pledges for the Vols in the next recruiting cyle.