Tennessee football made the cut for one of the nation’s top offensive tackles Friday. Texas native Max Anderson released his top 12 schools including the resurgent Volunteer program.
Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon and Penn State joined Tennessee in Anderson’s top group.
I’m beyond thankful for the opportunities i have been given… with that being said here’s my top 12!!! pic.twitter.com/LrSvN8iWJA
— 𝙼𝚊𝚡 𝙰𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚘𝚗 (@MaxAnders0n1) February 10, 2023
Anderson ranks as the nation’s No. 162 player and No. 8 offensive tackle according to the 247sports composite rankings. The Frisco native also ranks as the No. 26 player in the talent filled Lone Star State.
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The highly touted offensive tackle is still in the early stages of his recruitment but did take a handful of visits in 2022. Anderson twice visited Arkansas and took one visit each to Baylor, Texas A&M and Ole Miss. Despite being one of the few teams to host Anderson on a visit, Texas A&M did not make his top 12.
For Tennessee to become a serious player in Anderson’s recruitment, the Vols will need to get him on campus sometime this spring.
Tennessee is in the very early stages of putting together its 2024 recruiting class and currently boasts three commits: four-star athlete Jonathan Echols, four-star corner Kaleb Beasley and three-star defensive lineman Carson Gentle.
The three-commit class ranks No. 18 nationally according to the 247sports team rankings.