Recruiting

Two latest commitments move Vols into top 10 of 2019 recruiting rankings

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt

The Tennessee Volunteers are beginning to pick up steam on the 2019 recruiting trail as the 2018 football season approaches. Tennessee has recently added two commitments to its 2019 class, moving the Volunteers into a top 10 recruiting ranking nationally from 247sports.com.

Here is a look at the two newest Volunteer commitments.

Offensive Lineman Melvin McBride

The particulars: McBride, (6-foot-4, 315 pounds) from Memphis (TN) Whitehaven, committed to Tennessee on August 22.

The skinny: A three-star prospect, McBride is among the top 15 offensive guard recruits in the country and is also a top 20 overall talent in Tennessee for the 2019 class. McBride had nearly 20 offers from across the country including Arkansas, Florida and South Carolina from the SEC.

McBride is the fourth offensive lineman to commit to Tennessee for the 2019 class.

Safety Jaylen McCollough

The particulars: McCollough, (6-foot, 194 pounds) from Powder Springs (GA) Hillgrove, committed to Tennessee on August 17.

The skinny: A four-star talent, McCollough is considered to be among the top 10 safeties in the country and is also a top-150 overall recruit nationally. McCollough had offers from over 20 programs across the country including Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri and South Carolina from the SEC.

Tennessee adding McCollough is big because they were able to go into the state of Georgia and pull a kid up north to Knoxville. McCollough joins fellow four-star safety Anthony Harris (Havelock, NC) as the two current safeties committed to the Volunteers in 2019.

Jeremy Pruitt and his staff have added eight commitments since July 1. Tennessee now sits at 20 commitments in its 2019 class.

RELATED: Ranking Tennessee’s 2018 opponents from easiest to most difficult.

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