Blue Chip Pass Rusher Announcing College Commitment Wednesday

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    Four-star pass rusher Vic Burley is announcing his college commitment on Wednesday, the Georgia native told 247sports Monday.

    The 6-foot-5, 276-pound edge rusher is making his choice between Tennessee, Clemson, Georgia and Michigan State.

    One of the top ranked Tennessee targets in the 2023 recruiting class, Burley is a consensus top 100 recruit amongst all recruiting sites. Burley ranks as the No. 40 player and No. 4 defensive lineman in country according to the 247sports composite rankings.

    As the No. 2 player in the state of Georgia, Burley would be a major haul for Rodney Garner and Tennessee, but beating out two of the top five programs in the country is no easy task.

    Tennessee has hosted Burley on visits three times since Josh Heupel and his staff took over. Burley visited Knoxville for the Vanderbilt game, a junior day in January and for Tennessee’s massive “RockyTopPalooza” recruiting weekend last month.

    Burley’s June visit to Michigan State is the only visit the four-star has taken since coming to Knoxville for the Vols’ biggest recruiting weekend of the Heupel era to date.

    Like Tennessee, Burley has taken two visits in 2022 to Georgia, Clemson and Florida State. The Warner Robbins, Georgia native has also taken a visit to Florida, but the Gators are out of contention for the pass rusher.

    Burley isn’t the only top Tennessee target closing in on his college decision. Five-star receiver Carnell Tate is closing in on his college commitment after a weekend at the OT7 Tournament in Las Vegas.

    Tennessee currently holds the No. 11 recruiting class in the 2023 cycle according to 247sports and the No. 8 class according to On3.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.