Blue-Chip Tennessee Commit Hints At Playing Two Sports In Knoxville

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    Tennessee football commit Chandavian Bradley is a top 50 rated prospect on the field, but the Platte City, Missouri native wants to try his hand at basketball too when he’s in Knoxville.

    Bradley is visiting Knoxville this weekend for Tennessee football’s final recruiting weekend before the start of fall practice. While on his visit, Bradley did a photoshoot in Tennessee basketball’s orange uniforms.

    The four-star edge rusher shared the photos along with a comment hinting at his desire to try his hand at basketball in college.

    247sports lists Bradley at 6-foot-4.5 and 220 pounds.

    The top rated defensive commit in Tennessee’s 2023 recruiting class, Bradley has previously mentioned on Twitter his desire to play basketball as well as football.

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    The Missouri native ranks as the No. 52 player and No. 8 EDGE rusher in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings.

    Bradley was a low five-star when he committed to Tennessee earlier this month before seeing a slight dip in his rankings. The Missouri native chose the Vols over Texas A&M and South Carolina.

    Between Bradley and Riverdale High School’s Caleb Herring, the Vols have two of the top 10 rated EDGE rushers in the country committed.

    Tennessee tight end commit Ethan Davis has also mentioned wanting to play basketball in college and threw down this monster slam a season ago at Georgia’s Collins Hill High School.

    The Vols have had a number of commits with ambitions of playing two sports in Knoxville with little coming into fruition in recent years.

    Malachi Wideman and Dee Beckwith considered playing football and basketball while Trevon Flowers considered playing football and baseball. All three players kept their talents on the gridiron.

    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.