BREAKING: Tennessee Lands 2023 Defensive Line Commit Tyree Weathersby

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    The Tennessee Volunteers are officially adding their 13th player to the class of 2023 after a commitment from Tyree Weathersby on Friday.

    Weathersby, a defensive lineman from Douglasville, Georgia, announced his commitment to Tennessee through a social media post on Friday afternoon.

    The 6-foot-4, 251-pound lineman chose the Vols over South Carolina, Kentucky, and Mississippi State.

    Despite a late push from the Gamecocks and head coach Shane Beamer, Weathersby held firm with the Vols. On June 16, South Carolina extended Weathersby a scholarship offer on the same day that he was in Columbia, S.C. for a camp. The following weekend, June 24, Weathersby was in Knoxville for an official visit during what turned out to be a massive recruiting weekend on campus.

    After liking what he saw from coach Josh Heupel and the Vols, Weathersby was ready to announce his commitment one week later.

    Weathersby ranks as a three-star prospect for both On3 Sports and 247 Sports. In addition, On3’s consensus rankings have Weathersby as the No. 56 defensive lineman in the class and the No. 46 overall player from Georgia.

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    In 2021, Weathersby was named the Region 6-AAAAA Defensive player of the year and earned all-state honorable mention honors after a tremendous season with New Manchester High School. According to 247, Weathersby ended that season with 67 tackles and six sacks and led his team to the Georgia state playoffs.

    In addition, according to 247, Weatherby “lined up as mostly a 4 and 5-technique in a 3-4 front.”

    Tyree Weathersby now ranks as the seventh-highest prospect in Tennessee’s 2023 class according to 247’s rankings.

    Tennessee’s 2023 class, so far, is as follows:

    Tennessee 2023 Recruiting Class (as of July 1, 7:00 p.m. ET):

    QB Nico Iamaleava

    • Five-star
    • Long Beach, California
    • 6-foot-5, 195-pounds
    • Committed 3/21/22

    EDGE Caleb Herring

    • Four-star
    • Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    • 6-foot-5, 210-pounds
    • Committed 4/19/22

    TE Ethan Davis

    • Four-star
    • 6-foot-5, 215-pounds
    • Suwanee, Georgia
    • Committed 12/12/21

    Safety Sylvester Smith

    • Four-star
    • 5-foot-11, 192-pounds
    • Munford, Alabama
    • Committed 4/26/22

    OT Trevor Duncan

    • Three-star
    • 6-foot-5, 275-pounds
    • Knoxville, Tennessee
    • Committed 4/15/22

    DL Nathan Robinson

    • Three-star
    • 6-foot-5, 243-pounds
    • Greenbrier, Tennessee
    • Committed 4/11/22

    DL Tyree Weathersby

    • Three-star
    • 6-foot-4, 251-pounds
    • Douglasville, Georgia
    • Committed 7/1/22

    IOL Ayden Bussell

    • Three-star
    • 6-foot-4, 291-pounds
    • Mount Juliet, Tennessee
    • Committed 1/31/22

    Safety John Salughter

    • Three-star
    • 6-foot-1.5, 194-pounds
    • Southaven, Mississippi
    • Committed 6/25/22

    ILB Jeremiah Telander

    • Three-star
    • 6-foot-4, 217-pounds
    • Gainesville, Georgia
    • Committed 6/26/22

    Safety Jack Luttrell

    • Three-star
    • 6-foot, 177-pounds
    • Moultrie, Georgia
    • Committed 7/31/21

    WR Nate Spillman

    • Three-star
    • 6-foot-1, 180-pounds
    • Franklin, Tennessee
    • Committed 3/6/22

    RB Will Stallings Jr

    • Three-star
    • 6-foot, 211-pounds
    • Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Committed 6/19/22
    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.