Two Vol Commits Receive Major Boosts To Recruiting Rankings

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    On3 released its newest recruiting rankings earlier this week with a pair of Volunteer commits receiving major bumps.

    Both defensive lineman Tyree Weathersby and receiver Nathan Leacock flew up the On3 rankings after strong starts to their senior seasons.

    Leacock  — a Raleigh, North Carolina native — has dominated Millbrook High School opponents this season and his rankings bump reflects it.

    The 6-foot-3 receiver went from being a high three-star recruit to being the No. 146 player in the country according to the On3 rankings.

    The high school track star ranks higher on On3 than any other recruiting website. Leacock is only a four-star on On3 but that — along with his high three-star ranking elsewhere — is enough to make him the No. 407 player in the country in the On3 consensus rankings.

    Leacock committed to Tennessee over North Carolina State and other options in late July.

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    Weathersby — a Douglasville, Georgia native — received a rankings boost even bigger than Leacock. Weathersby went from a middle of the pack three-star to a four-star and the No. 157 player in the country.

    The On3 rankings boost moves Weathersby to a four-star and No. 374 player in the country according to the On3 consensus rankings.

    The 6-foot-4, 251-pound defensive lineman committed to Rodney Garner and Tennessee over Kentucky, Mississippi State and South Carolina.

    After the newest On3 recruiting update, Tennessee has the No. 13 recruiting class in the country and the No. 5 class in the SEC.

    Ryan Schumpert is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. Ryan spent three years with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program before joining RTI. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.

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