After being courted by some of the best programs in the Southeastern Conference for years, Marietta defender BJ Ojulari has finally made his college decision.

During a ceremony at his Marietta High School, the four-star Georgia native announced his commitment to Tennessee.

The 6-foot-3, 224-pound Ojulari is rated as the No. 10 weakside defensive end in the nation and the No. 157 overall prospect in America, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. Ojulari is the younger brother of Georgia linebacker Azeez Ojulari and the current teammate of Tennessee quarterback commit Harrison Bailey. Ojulari and Bailey are also high school teammates with five-star receiver/tight end prospect, Arik Gilbert.

Ojulari’s decision comes after being recruited by Jeremy Pruitt’s Tennessee staff for two years. The rising high school senior saw his stock soar after participating at The Opening Finals. Following the event, 247Sports Director of Scouting Barton Simmons even named Ojulari to The Opening Finals Dream Team roster.

After missing out on some key pass-rushing targets in the 2019 recruiting class, Tennessee desperately needed to add some premier defensive prospect capable of reaching the quarterback and they appear to be getting just that in the Marietta High School product.

Following this news, Tennessee’s 2020 recruiting class is up to 14 total commitments. Ojulari’s pledge gives Tennessee’s recruiting class a major boost, as the program now has the nation’s No. 22 class, up from No. 29 prior to this news.

Tennessee’s 2020 Recruiting Class

Player
Position & Rank
Stars
State
Keshawn Lawrence
#5 safety
4-star
Tennessee
Harrison Bailey
#4 prostyle QB
4-star
Georgia
BJ Ojulari
#10 weakside DE
4-star
Georgia
Dominic Bailey
#20 defensive tackle
4-star
Maryland
Art Green
#1 JUCO cornerback
4-star
Kansas
Cooper Mays
#6 center
4-star
Tennessee
Jalin Hyatt
#75 receiver
3-star
Tennessee
Tee Hodge
#45 running back
3-star
Tennessee
Lovie Jenkins
#55 cornerback
3-star
Florida
Jimmy Calloway
#40 athlete
3-star
Georgia
Darion Williamson
#50 athlete
3-star
Tennessee
Javontez Spraggins
#17 center
3-star
Illinois
James Robinson
#67 offensive guard
3-star
Alabama
Will Albright
#4 longsnapper
2-star
Tennessee

To get an idea of what Ojulari could bring to the next level, check out his junior season highlight reel with Marietta High School: