3-star Florida CB Brandon Cross commits to Tennessee

Brandon Cross

Three-star cornerback Brandon Cross has committed to Tennessee, he announced Monday night on Twitter.

 “After talking it over with my mom, coaches, friends and family I will be closing my recruiting down!! And furthering my Academics and Talents to play at the UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE,” Cross wrote.

Cross, a class of 2018 prospect from Jones High School in Orlando, chose the Volunteers over Mississippi State, Missouri, Syracuse, Rutgers and Wisconsin. He received his Tennessee offer on May 15.

“I would like to thank all of the coaches that recruited me and gave me a chance to play at there (sic) program,” Cross wrote. “I would like to Thank Head Coach Elijah Williams, Coach Andrew Anderson The rest of the coaching staff at Jones high school for making this Day possible and Coaching me up from day one to make me the young Man I am today. I would like to thank my Mom for all she has done to make this day possible.”

Cross, who is 5-foot-10½ and 185 pounds, is ranked by 247Sports Composite as a top-100 cornerback in the nation and top-165 prospect in Florida.

Cross is Tennessee’s 12th overall commitment in its 2018 recruiting class, including its first cornerback. Three-star athlete Shatar McClay, though, could also be a cornerback at the college level.

The Vols also have one other defensive back commitment in the class in four-star safety Brendon Harris, who committed on May 19.

According to 247Sports, Tennessee’s class currently ranks ninth in the nation and second in the SEC. LSU’s class is ranked No. 1 among SEC schools.

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