Report: Highly-ranked Tennessee commit reopens recruitment
Tennessee’s 2020 recruiting class suffered a hit recently when 4-star defensive end/linebacker BJ Ojulari of Marietta (Ga.) High School decommitted from the Vols on Sunday, sources told GoVols247.
Georgia and LSU are among the teams also recruiting Ojulari hard, and Auburn was in the mix. LSU was scheduled to host Ojulari on an official visit this weekend, but his flight to Louisiana was canceled. Ojulari had been committed to Tennessee since Aug. 16.
At the time of his commitment, the 6-foot-3, 224-pound Ojulari was rated as the No. 10 weakside defensive end in the nation and the No. 157 overall prospect in America, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. He’s since moved up to No. 9 as a WDE, and the No. 139 prospect in the country, while being the No. 16 player in Georgia.
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 5-star receiver/tight end prospect, Arik Gilbert, who recently committed to LSU.
Without Ojulari, Tennessee’s class sits at No. 9 in the SEC, and No. 21 in the country. The Vols have 16 prospects committed to them, but just one defensive lineman.