Four star offensive lineman Brycen Sanders will announce his college commitment on June 23, the Chattanooga native announced Monday night.
The Vols landed in Sanders’ top four at the end of March along with LSU, Ole Miss and Oklahoma. Despite it being early in the recruiting cycle, Tennessee has had an abundance of success recruiting ‘Volunteer State’ offensive lineman.
However, neither Bussell or Duncan are as highly rated as Sanders. The 6-foot-6, 278 pound offensive lineman ranks as the nation’s 239th best player and the state of Tennessee’s fifth best player according to the On3 consensus rankings.
Sanders has taken visits to all four of his finalists this spring including unofficial visits to LSU (March 5), Oklahoma (March 25) and Tennessee (March 30) as well as an official visit to Ole Miss the first weekend of April.
The Baylor School standout has visited Tennessee more than anywhere else since Heupel became head coach. Sanders has visited Knoxville in June, for the Pittsburgh and Ole Miss games and in January to go along with his March visit.
Still, Sanders has yet to officially visit Knoxville. The interior offensive lineman hasn’t announced any more visits but could officially visit Tennessee before his late June decision.
After struggling in the state of Tennessee a season ago, the Vols already have four commitments from instate prospects. They rank 11th (Duncan), 14th (Nathan Robinson), 23rd (Bussell) and 29th (Nate Spillman).