Vols linebacker commit set to enroll at Tennessee early

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    Vols linebacker commit Aaron Willis is planning on enrolling at Tennessee early, the four-star prospect announced on Twitter late Tuesday night.

    Willis also announced that he would be transferring to Life Christian Academy in Colonial Heights, VA to play his final season of high school football. Willis previously attended St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, MD.

    Willis announced his commitment to Tennessee back on May 10, taking to Instagram on Mother’s Day to announce his commitment, giving the Vols their 10th commit over the last 15 days. Willis chose the Vols over offers from Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Georgia, Florida, and others.

    According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Willis is the No. 127 overall prospect, No. 10 outside linebacker, and No. 4 recruit in the state of Virginia in the 2021 cycle. Both he and fellow Tennessee commit Katron Evans played with current Vol defensive lineman Dominic Bailey at St. Frances in 2019. Bailey was a four-star lineman who signed with the Vols and enrolled early in the 2020 class.

    Tennessee offered Willis back on January 24, 2019 while he was still committed to Virginia Tech. Willis committed to the Hokies on September 21, 2018, but he reopened his recruitment on April 29, 2019.

    The 6-foot, 205-pound linebacker has been invited to the Polynesian Bowl and is considered one of the top linebacker prospects in the 2021 class.

    Willis and Evans became the fourth group of teammates to commit to the Vols in the last two recruiting cycles. In the 2020 class, Tennessee had three different sets of teammates sign with them. Tyler Baron and Cooper Mays of Knoxville Catholic, Omari Thomas and Jabari Small of Briarcrest Christian, and Bryson Eason, Martavius French, and Tamarion McDonald of Whitehaven all signed with UT in the 2020 class.

    Tennessee currently has 24 commitments in their 2021 class. Willis joins five-star Terrence Lewis as projected outside linebackers in the Vols’ 2021 class.