Tennessee’s momentum on the recruiting trail continued on Sunday just a couple days after they landed a big four-star safety on Friday to kick off the weekend.
Aaron Beasley, a three-star safety out of Franklin, Georgia, was on an unofficial visit to Tennessee this weekend and decided on Sunday to announce his commitment to the Vols in the 2019 class.
— Aaron Beasley (@deuceofficial2) June 10, 2018
According to 247Sports, Beasley is the No. 461 overall player in the 2019 class and the No. 35 safety. The 247Sports Composite rankings have him as the No. 618 prospect and 48th-ranked safety. He chose the Vols over offers from Florida, Florida State, Miami, Auburn, South Carolina, Nebraska, and others.
Though he’s rated as just a three-star prospect right now, Beasley has gained a lot of attention on the recruiting trail recently and has seen his stock rise over the summer. He officially visited South Carolina last weekend and has added offers from Nebraska, Florida, and Miami over the last two months.
Even though he was a little skinny during his junior year at Heard County, Beasley laid out some big hits as a free safety. He has good vision and tracks ball carriers well. He even uses that vision and awareness well on passing downs and is a good free ranging safety. He’s an enforcer on defense. Beasley has solid speed and instincts, and he was a great running back for Heard County too. But his ceiling is definitely the highest on defense, and if he continues to add weight he may even be able to move down to linebacker eventually.
Beasley is listed at 6-foot, 220 pounds, but he’s put on more weight after the season and may even be closer to 230 pounds now. Combine his hard-hitting nature with his athleticism and awareness, and it’s a wonder he’s not already rate higher than he is. As a running back, he ran for over 1,200 yards for Heard County last year and intercepted a few passes on defense too.
The Vols picked up a commitment from four-star safety/athlete Anthony Harris on Friday, and Beasley became the 10th player to commit to Tennessee in the 2019 class after his pledge on Sunday. He’s the second safety in the class, joining Harris as the two defensive backs in the Vols’ class.