Vols Land Commitment from Ball-Hawking DB

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    Tennessee added another pledge to their 2021 class on Saturday, this time from a defensive back with some eye-popping stats from his junior season.

    Edwin White, a two-way athlete who plays for UMS-Wright Prep School in Mobile, Alabama, tweeted out his commitment to the Vols on Saturday afternoon. White chose Tennessee over offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Kansas, USF, UAB, Georgia State, and others.

    Per the 247Sports Composite rankings, the 5-foot-11, 178-pound defensive back is the No. 606 overall prospect and No. 42 safety in the 2021 class. White took a visit to see Tennessee last March and has been on the Vols’ board ever since.

    The talented multi-sport athlete just received an invite to the Future 50 All-America Game for the ESPN Elite Underclassmen Camp earlier this week. White doesn’t just play football, but he also plays basketball and soccer as well.

    White plays on both sides of the ball for UMS-Wright Prep, but it looks like his future is on the defensive side of the ball. He has fantastic instincts in the secondary, and he’s the true definition of a “ball hawk.” White has intercepted well over a dozen passes in his high school career, and he shows great vision and awareness while covering the field. He hits hard on his tackles, too, and he has some good return ability when the ball is in his hands both on defense and special teams.

    As a junior, White racked up a whopping nine interceptions to go along with 87 tackles, four tackles for loss, six passes defended, four fumble recoveries, and a blocked kick according to MaxPreps. He returned two interceptions for touchdowns and also returned a kick-off for a score. In his high school career, White has totaled six receiving touchdowns, three rushing touchdowns, three defensive touchdowns, two kick return touchdowns, and two punt return touchdowns. He’s amassed 18 interceptions and 234 tackles in 43 career games on MaxPreps.

    White gives the Vols six commitments in the 2021 class, and he’s the third projected defensive back to commit to UT in the cycle. He joins three-star cornerback Jay Jones and three-star athlete Nate Evans as projected secondary players for the Vols in the 2021 class.



    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.