Vols Land Commitment from 4-Star DB, Former Florida Commit

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    Tennessee’s recruiting momentum continued on Monday.

    On Sunday afternoon, five-star weak-side defensive end Dylan Brooks out of Alabama announced his commitment to the Vols. On Monday, Tennessee picked up another commitment from yet another highly-rated prospect on their board.

    Four-star defensive back Kamar Wilcoxson posted a video to his Twitter account on Monday detailing his recruitment up to this point, and at the end he announced his commitment to Tennessee. In the video, Wilcoxson mentions growing up a Florida fan, calling them his dream school, and explained that’s why he initially committed to the Gators back in late July of 2019. But he decommitted from Florida a month ago, and now he’s pledged to the Vols.

    According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Wilcoxson is the No. 266 overall prospect, No. 14 safety, and No. 39 recruit in the state of Florida. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back played for Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia before transferring to IMG Academy for his final year of high school football.

    Along with offers from Tennessee and Florida, Wilcoxson also holds offers from Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Auburn, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, and many other programs across the country.

    Tennessee offered Wilcoxson back on December 5, 2018, and he took an unofficial visit to UT’s campus on March 9th of 2019 to watch a spring practice. Tennessee’s coaching staff has been in constant contact with Wilcoxson, and it paid off on Monday.

    Wilcoxson’s speed is evident right off the bat, as is his versatility. He played on both sides of the ball as a junior, and he shows off his great ball skills from his offensive background while playing on defense. He has the versatility and natural skill to play either safety or corner, and he has the frame to be solid at either position as well.

    As a junior at Stephenson High School, Wilcoxson totaled 73 tackles, three interceptions, six pass breakups, and two forced fumbles despite missing five weeks of the season.

    Wilcoxson gives the Vols their second commitment in as many days, joining five-star Dylan Brooks’ commitment on Sunday. The talented defensive back is the third player rated as a four-star or higher to commit to the Vols in their 2021 class. He joins three-star safety Edwin White and three-star corner Jay Jones as projected defensive backs in UT’s 2021 class.

    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.