Under head coach Butch Jones, the Tennessee Volunteers are become a force on the recruiting trail. That hasn’t quite translated to the field yet (although they were one of only two teams to defeat the south Carolina Gamecocks last season) but they expect to show improvement this season.
On Saturday, the Volunteers landed another commitment, this time from 3-Star offensive tackle Venzell Boulware. Boulware took an official visit to Knoxville last weekend and obviously enjoyed himself.
“(I like) just the school, the situation I would be walking into and just the relationship I have with the coaches,” Boulware said this week via Ryan Callahan of 24/7 Sports. “I feel like everything’s going in the right direction (there). They’re really turning everything around.”
Boulware was told the Volunteers “need offensive lineman” and sees it as a chance to play right away.
“They’re kind of low on depth,” Boulware said. “They’re not really big, but they get after it.”
The 6’4, 295-pounder is from Fairburn, Georgia and attends Creekside High School. He is ranked as the country’s 39th-best offensive tackle prospect, the 34th-best overall prospect in the state of Georgia and the 345th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015 according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Boulware has an impressive list of offers, including offers from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, Clemson Tigers, Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, Ohio State Buckeyes and Southern California Trojans, among others.
Boulware is the Volunteers’ 23rd commitment in the class of 2015. Their class ranks eighth nationally and fifth in the SEC.