Terrence Lewis officially announced his commitment to the University of Tennessee on Thursday afternoon. The news of Lewis’ commitment comes as no surprise, as the Vols were heavily trending for the 5-star recruit since early Wednesday morning.
Lewis’ recruitment capped off a monumental last few days in recruiting for Jeremy Pruitt’s staff, as they reeled in 5-star defensive end Dylan Brooks, 4-star cornerback Kamar Wilcoxson, and 4-star wide-receiver Julian Nixon. During the stretch, Tennessee surged into the top 5 in 247Sports’ national recruiting rankings, and became one of the hottest teams in the nation.
Lewis stands at 6’1’’ and weighs in at 200-pounds, earning more than 40 offers from college programs. Lewis’ growing offer list includes Alabama, Florida, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Southern California, and more. Lewis’ long offer list is justified, as he is rated as the 2nd best player in the State of Florida, top outside linebacker in the nation, and 10th overall player in the nation by 247Sports.
Lewis is easily one of the top players in the nation according to everyone who has had the opportunity to watch him in action. Charles Power, a national writer for 247Sports, believes that Lewis has the potential to develop into a 1st Round NFL draft pick. “(He) has a lean build with no bad weight and long arms. Already has some muscle mass but should be able to tack on some more bulk at the college level,” writes Power. “(He) looks like a high-end athlete and plays like it on Friday nights… Projected as a multi-year starter at the Power 5 level with the upside of developing into an early round NFL Draft selection.”
Lewis’ commitment to the Vols comes after he announced his final six schools on April 4th, which consisted of Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M, Penn State, Nebraska, and Tennessee. Miami was also thought to be a major factor in Lewis’ recruitment prior to him announcing his decision, but seemingly nothing materialized.
With Tennessee earning commitments from two of the nation’s thirty-two five stars, the Vols’ 2021 class is quickly becoming one of the best in the nation, which has led to a surge in the perception of the Vols among top recruits. Recruits will have the opportunity to make their commitments official on National Signing Day (February 3, 2021) and Early Signing Day (December 16th, 2020).