BREAKING: Tennessee Lands Top 40 Overall EDGE Rusher Chandavian Bradley

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    The Tennessee Volunteers’ 2023 recruiting momentum has been building at an impressive rate this summer. After receiving two commitments during the week, Tennessee has now added its 17th commitment to the class in EDGE rusher Chandavian Bradley on Sunday afternoon.

    Bradley committed to Tennessee over Texas A&M and South Carolina.

    “150% Locked in!!” Bradley said on Twitter. “#AGTG #GOVOLS #GBO”

    According to 247 Sports’ composite rankings, Bradley lists as a five-star prospect. In addition, the composite rankings have Bradley as the No. 36 overall player in the nation, the No. 5 EDGE rusher in the class, and the No. 1 player from the state of Missouri.

    With how highly ranked of a player he is, Chandavian Bradley now sits as Tennessee’s second highest-ranked commit in the class of 2023. Bradley is only behind five-star quarterback Nico Iamaleava on Tennessee’s list.

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    Bradley, a native of Platte City, Missouri, stands at 6-foot-5 and 220-pounds. While playing football at Platte County High School, Bradley has also competed on his school’s basketball and track and field teams.

    โ€œLong, athletic defender that has high upside but is still early in his development,โ€ 247 Sports National Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu said about Bradley in 2021. โ€œHas twitch, gets off the ball quickly and closes to his target in a hurry. He is fluid and able to bend and dip and make offensive linemen miss their punch on him. Needs additional strength and technique, but has a high ceiling based on his athletic gifts and has the frame to fill in.โ€

    Chandavian Bradley has only visited Tennessee one time after Josh Heupel and his staff extended him a scholarship offer in February. Bradley and his family took an unofficial visit to Knoxville in May, which was followed by a barrage of social media posts and highlights from his time in town. Bradley’s mother, Chandra Bradley, looked to have had an “amazing” time in Knoxville with her son.

    Bradley’s commitment to Tennessee comes in the wake of a massive 2023 recruiting stretch for Tennessee that has covered the last two weeks.

    Starting the last weekend in June, Tennessee locked in commitments from safety John Slaughter and linebacker Jeremiah Telander. Then, during the first week of July, the Vols picked up a pair of commitments from defensive lineman Tyree Weathersby and cornerback Christian Conyer.

    The recruiting doesn’t stop there, though. Just a few days later, this past Thursday, Tennessee received a commitment from four-star wide receiver/athlete Cam Seldon. One day later, four-star offensive lineman Sham Umarov committed to Tennessee, adding to an already Top 10 worthy class.

    Tennessee is also hoping to pick up a commitment from three-star Georgia linebacker Jalen Smith at 6:00 p.m. ET tonight.

    Tennessee 2023 Recruiting Class (as of July 10, 4:00 p.m. ET):

    QB Nico Iamaleava

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

    EDGE Chandavian Bradley

    • Five-star (247 Composite)/Four-star
    • Platte City, Missouri
    • 6-foot-5, 220-pounds
    • Committed 7/10/22

    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 Shamurad (Sham) Umarov

    • Four-star
    • 6-foot-6, 270-pounds
    • Alpharetta, Georgia
    • Committed 7/8/22

    OT/ATH 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 โ€œThe Blitz." Ricโ€™s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didnโ€™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.