There doesn’t appear to be any stopping the momentum Tennessee has gained on the recruiting trail in recent days as the Volunteers now have the nation’s No. 2-ranked recruiting class following yet another commitment to join Jeremy Pruitt’s program on Rocky Top.

Tennessee just landed its eighth commitment in as many days as North Carolina native Colby Smith announced his commitment to the Vols on Monday. Smith’s pledge pushes Tennessee passed North Carolina in the recruiting rankings leaving only Ohio State rated higher than the Volunteers on the recruiting trail thus far in the 2021 recruiting cycle.

The 6-foot-7, 295-pound Rockingham County High School product is rated as a three-star recruit, the No. 32 offensive tackle in the nation and a top 375 overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle by 247Sports Composite Rankings.

The North Carolina native plays the tackle position on both sides of the ball in high school and could end up on either side at the next level. Considering Pruitt has shown a willingness to shift players to either side of the ball since his arrival at Tennessee, don’t be surprised if Smith is given opportunities to play both offense and defense to start his Volunteer career.

Smith is the sixth-highest rated prospect committed to Tennessee’s recruiting cycle as he is a borderline four-star prospect based on his ranking. The North Carolina native commits to Tennessee over scholarship offers from South Carolina, North Carolina, NC State and ECU, among others.

To watch Smith in action, check out his junior season highlight reel with Rockingham County High School.

Tennessee’s 2021 Recruiting Class

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