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National Signing Day: Camron Douglas Signs With Tennessee

Josh Heupel and the Tennessee Volunteers have added another prospect here on National Signing Day. Making his way to Knoxville from Brownsville, TN will be defensive lineman Camron Douglas.

Douglas’ announcement was posted to Twitter through a series of photographs from Haywood High School Athletics. Douglas looks to have made his announcement surrounded by his friends, family, and peers at his school on Wednesday.

“It’s a great day to be a Tomcat!,” the announcement read. “[Camrom Douglas] announced that he will continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Tennessee!!! #HaywoodTomcats”

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According to 247 Sports and Rivals recruiting rankings, Douglas is listed as a three-star defensive lineman from the class of 2022. Rivals’ rankings have Douglas as the 44th overall prospect from the state of Tennessee, whereas 247 has Douglas at the 53rd slot. Douglas will join the Volunteers’ recruiting class as a preferred walk-on.

In a response to the Tomcats’ post on Twitter, Haywood head coach Chris Smith also gave his thanks to the Tennessee coaching staff, specifically, special teams coach Mike Ekeler.

@CoachEkelerUT Thank you for recruiting and keeping great talent in state,” Smith said in his post. “Looking forward to seeing the future successes of @Vol_Football

The 6-foot-2, 305-pound lineman collected six scholarship offers throughout his recruitment including two in-state schools. Douglas received offers from Akron, Eastern Kentucky, Illinois, Liberty, Memphis, and Vanderbilt. According to Rivals, Douglas did take a visit to Vanderbilt in February of 2020 and to Memphis in June of 2021.

In addition to Camron Douglas, Tennessee also received announcements from a trio of preferred walk-on players earlier this week on Monday. Then, earlier today, Tennessee received the news that the top-ranked long-snapper in the state will also be signed in the Vols’ 2022 class.

As National Signing Day draws to a close on Wednesday, the Vols have fallen one spot in terms of 247 Sports’ SEC class rankings. After starting the day at No. 14 in the national rankings and No. 6 in the SEC rankings, Tennessee is now sitting at No. 16 nationally and No. 7 in the SEC. Now, as of Wednesday evening, it is Missouri who is at No. 14 and No. 16 respectively.

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  1. Should we be concerned that our BB recruiting class is 75th ?!?!

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