A spot has just opened up on Tennessee’s bloated recruiting class as Virginia Beach native Nate Evans announced he has flipped his commitment to NC State.

The Frank W. Cox High School standout announced his decision on Thursday.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound three-star defensive back originally committed to Tennessee back in November. 247Sports Composite Rankings list Evans as the No. 58 cornerback prospect in the country for the 2021 recruiting cycle.

Following this news, Tennessee now holds commitments from 23 pledges in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Before his flip to NC State, Evans was the second-lowest rated recruit committed to Tennessee’s 2021 recruiting class.

Here’s an updated look at UT’s class:

Tennessee’s 2021 Recruiting Class

Player
Rank/Position
Stars
State
Terrence Lewis
#1 outside linebacker
5-star
Florida
Dylan Brooks
#1 weak side DE
4-star
Alabama
Cody Brown
#9 running back
4-star
Georgia
Aaron Willis
#9 outside linebacker
4-star
Maryland
Kaemen Marley
#5 athlete
4-star
North Carolina
KaTron Evans
#10 defensive tackle
4-star
Maryland
Julian Nixon
#43 receiver
4-star
Georgia
Jordan Mosley
#44 receiver
4-star
Alabama
Kaidon Salter
#10 dual-threat QB
4-star
Texas
Kamar Wilcoxson
#16 safety
4-star
Florida
Tiyon Evans
#1 running back (JUCO)
3-star
South Carolina
Colby Smith
#33 offensive tackle
3-star
North Carolina
Walker Merrill
#71 receiver
3-star
Tennessee
Roc Taylor
#33 athlete
3-star
Alabama
Miles Campbell
#20 tight end
3-star
Georgia
De’Shawn Rucker
#41 safety
3-star
Florida
Jaylen Wright
#39 running back
3-star
North Carolina
Darrell Jackson
#43 strong side DE
3-star
Florida
Elijah Howard
#45 running back
3-star
Tennessee
Edwin White
#45 safety
3-star
Alabama
Isaac Washington
#41 defensive tackle
3-star
North Carolina
Jay Jones
#66 cornerback
3-star
Alabama