Tennessee Closing in on Consensus Top 10 Ranking Following Cam Seldon Commitment

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    After receiving a commitment from four-star athlete Cam Seldon on Thursday, Tennessee is now closing in on a consensus top 10 ranking (so far) across the three major recruiting publications. The Vols sit in the top 10 in two of the three with the third coming in right outside of the top 10.

    According to 247 Sports, Tennessee has the No. 7 class nationally and the No. 2 class in the SEC. Seldon’s commitment boosted Tennessee ahead of Georgia in 247’s rankings.

    According to Rivals recruiting rankings, Tennessee has the No. 10 class nationally and the No. 2 class in the SEC. Tennessee only trails Arkansas in both 247 and Rivals’ recruiting rankings.

    Lastly, On3 Sports has Tennessee just outside of the top 10 at No. 11 nationally. In addition, On3 also has Tennessee as the No. 4 SEC team behind Alabama (No. 4), Georgia (No. 5), and LSU (No. 9). Arkansas sits behind Tennessee at No. 13 in On3’s rankings.

    While there’s still quite a bit of time for the drama of the 2023 class to continue to unfold, the rankings here on July 7 show that despite a few misses in the last month, Tennessee is still trending in the right direction.

    There’s no question that Tennessee has missed out on a few big fish this spring and summer: Kyler Kasper, Carnell Tate, and Francis Mauigoa to name a few. However, at the same time, Tennessee has still been collecting talent. Tennessee’s 2023 class boasts the No. 3 quarterback in the class, the No. 1 player from the state of Tennessee, and a total of four four-star players so far according to 247.

    Despite missing out on those players, Tennessee is still flirting with a consensus Top 10 class with August just a few weeks away.

    The Vols received a commitment from four-star Cam Seldon on Thursday, a dynamic and game-changing athlete who can play just about any skill position on the football field. Tennessee will now be turning its attention to four-star offensive lineman Sham Umarov, who will be announcing his commitment on Friday. The Vols have been trending well with the lineman who will be deciding between Georgia, LSU, Michigan State, and Tennessee.

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

    Tennessee 2023 Recruiting Class (as of July 7, 5:00 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

    ATH/WR Cameron Seldon

    • Four-star
    • 6-foot-1, 220-pounds
    • Northumberland, Virginia
    • Committed 7/7/22

    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

    CB Cristian Conyer

    • Three-star
    • 6-foot-1.5, 170-pounds
    • Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • Committed 7/3/22

    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.