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Tennessee Football Receives Slight Bump Following Braylon Staley Commitment

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Tennessee commit Braylon Staley. Photo via Braylon Staley (@Br6y_) on Instagram.

Tennessee Football received a slight bump up the recruiting rankings after hauling in four-star wide receiver Braylon Staley on Friday afternoon.

Staley marks Tennessee’s 15th commitment to the Class of 2024 and their fourth commitment in the final two weeks of June.

Prior to Staley’s commitment, Tennessee had the 12th-ranked class according to 247 Sports, the 13th-ranked class according to On3, and the 14th-ranked class via Rivals.

After Staley’s commitment, though, the Vols’ class received a lift.

Tennessee’s class now ranks No. 10 according to 247 Sports, No. 10 according to On3, and No. 13 according to Rivals at the time of this publication.

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Braylon Staley Caps Off a Massive June for Tennessee

Staley’s commitment to Tennessee on Friday afternoon caps off a massive recruiting month for the Big Orange. The month of June saw Tennessee add four talented players to their class of 2024 roster.

The Vols’ first commitment of the month was a big one as head coach Josh Heupel finally locked down four-star in-state athlete Boo Carter. The Chattanooga/East Tennessee prospect has long been considered one of the better players from the state as a two-way player in the high school scene. Despite a late push from Michigan, though, Carter committed to Tennessee on June 17 to give the Vols a big in-state commitment.

Following Carter was Atlanta native Jordan Burns. The fringe four-star linebacker committed to Tennessee the week after Carter and gave the Vols their first true linebacker commit to the class of 2024 roster. Just a few days after Burns’ commitment, Tennessee hauled in a commitment from four-star offensive lineman Max Anderson from Frisco, TX. The 6-foot-5 interior offensive lineman is big and strong and will give Tennessee a great tool to work with over the next few seasons.

Here’s a look at Tennessee’s 15-man 2024 recruiting class as it stands on Friday afternoon:

Tennessee Football 2024 Recruiting Class (June 30, 4:00 p.m. ET):

QB Jake Merklinger

  • Four-star
  • Savannah, GA
  • 6-foot-3, 195 pounds
  • Committed on 3/30/2023

ATH Jonathan Echols

  • Four-star
  • Bradenton, FL
  • 6-foot-4, 230 pounds
  • Committed on 7/4/2022

CB Kaleb Beasley

  • Four-star
  • Nashville, TN
  • Six-foot, 179 pounds
  • Committed on 10/21/2022

WR Braylon Staley

  • Four-star
  • Aiken, South Carolina
  • 6-foot-1, 180 pounds
  • Committed on 6/30/2023

RB Peyton Lewis

  • Four-star
  • Salem, Virginia
  • 6-foot-1, 190 pounds
  • Committed on 5/27/2023

OL Max Anderson

  • Four-star
  • Frisco, Texas
  • 6-foot-5, 309 pounds
  • Committed on 6/21/2023

ATH Boo Carter

  • Four-star
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • 5-foot-10, 180 pounds
  • Committed on 6/17/2023

DL Kellen Lindstrom

  • Four-star
  • Springfield, MO
  • 6-foot-5, 235 pounds
  • Committed on 5/5/2023

LB Jordan Burns

  • Four-star
  • Atlanta, GA
  • 6-foot-2, 220 pounds
  • Committed on 6/20/2023

ATH Marcus Goree Jr.

  • Four-star
  • Cleveland, TN
  • Six-foot, 177 pounds
  • Committed on 2/18/2023

OL Gage Ginther

  • Three-star
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • 6-foot-6, 287 pounds
  • Committed on 4/8/2023

S Edrees Farooq

  • Three-star
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • 5-foot-11, 180 pounds
  • Committed on 4/16/23

DL Carson Gentle

  • Three-star
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • 6-foot-3, 241 pounds
  • Committed on 7/23/2022

OT Jesse Perry

  • Three-star
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • 6-foot-6, 275 pounds
  • Committed on 4/7/2023

DL Jeremias Heard

  • Three-star
  • Rome, GA
  • 6-foot-8, 293 pounds
  • Committed on 4/21/2023

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