Tennessee lands four-star commitment

Butch Jones landed his second four-star recruit of the week Wednesday night. Defensive lineman Derek Barnett says he is coming to Tennessee.

Barnett plays at Brentwood Academy and was deciding between Vanderbilt and Tennessee. He visited Vandy last Saturday when they hosted Missouri.

Volquest.com's Brent Hubbs says it was a hole they needed to fill.

"You look at Derek, he's about 265 pounds, got a real chance to grow into a defensive tackle," explained Hubbs. "[Barnett] plays end now, but he could certainly slide down at defensive tackle. When you look at what Tennessee is losing across the front, six senior defensive lineman, three or four junior defensive lineman as well, they need depth not just for the immediate, but certainly two years from now and building for the future."

Junior College offensive lineman Dontavius Blair was the other four-star recruit that committed this week.


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