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National Signing Day: Tennessee Football Lands Bennett Brady

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Tennessee football’s latest commitment on National Signing Day will be heading to Knoxville from Memphis. Brady Bennett, from the class of 2022, officially announced his commitment to the University of Tennessee on Wednesday morning.

According to Kohl’s Professional Camps, Brady is ranked as the No. 3 long-snapper in the nation and the No. 1 long-snapper in the state of  Tennessee. In a scouting report from Kohl’s, Brady is named a “freak talent” and a “rare prospect” that is being looked at across the nation.

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As far as Brady’s Kohl’s report goes, it is about as good as it gets in quietly one of the most important positions on the field.

“Brady is a freak talent in the 2022 snapping class and still hasn’t reached his true potential,” the Kohl’s Scouting Report stated. “He rifles the ball with phenomenal power, rotation and accuracy. Recently at the Kohl’s Underclassman Challenge, Brady showed off his power and consistency by having an average snap time of .66 seconds and the second highest overall charting score amongst a very talented group of snappers. Brady is a rare prospect and someone that must garner attention from every special teams coach in America.”

Brady, who stands at 6-foot-1 and weighs in at 185-pounds, is listed by Kohl’s as a five-star special teams prospect in the class of 2022. And now, the top long-snapper in the state is on his way to the University of Tennessee.

Long-snapping is one of those tough positions because of its theoretical simplicity. When the long-snapper does his job, you never even notice him. Not even in the slightest. No one does! And that’s the way it should be. However, when a long-snapper slips up with his snap, it is looked at as a special-teams breakdown of the highest regard. A faulty long-snapper can take away potential points from the board, or could even put the opposing team in a better position to get points.

Now that Brady is a Volunteer, Tennessee special teams coach Mike Eckler should have a considerable amount of confidence in his snapping unit for the next few years going forward. With class of 2022 commit Bennett Brady, his unit looks to be in good hands.

While not the flashiest commitment Tennessee will have in the class, or even today alone, it is nonetheless an important signee in one of the sport’s quietest positions.

Currently, as of 11:30 a.m. ET on National Signing Day, the Tennessee Volunteers have the 14th-ranked 2022 class in the nation and the 6th-ranked class in the SEC according to 247 Sports’ rankings.

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