Top-ranked JUCO weakside defensive end commits to Vols

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    Junior college outside linebacker Byron Young has committed to Tennessee, he announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.

    “Officially Committed to The University of Tennessee,” Young wrote on Twitter.”🧡🧡🧡BLOOD ORANGE 🍊🍊🍊

    Young is ranked as the No. 1 weakside junior college defensive end by 247Sports. He’s considered the No. 11 overall player in junior college football out of Georgia Military College in Hemingway, South Carolina.

    He’s originally from Carvers Bay High School in Hemingway. Young was not ranked coming out of high school in 2017 when he made the decision to attend junior college.

    While the Early Signing Period for high school seniors ends this Friday, the early junior college signing period runs through Jan. 15. Young was expected to sign on Dec. 23, but he went ahead and signed with the Vols on Wednesday over Auburn, South Carolina, Ole Miss and Florida State.

    Young was the 15th recruit to sign with the Vols on Wednesday. He plans on enrolling early next month.

    Tennessee now has 22 total commitments in its class of 2021, including the 15 players that have signed. The class ranks No. 15 overall in the country and No. 6 in the SEC.