Tennessee has a new pledge in its 2023 recruiting class. On Saturday, John Slaughter announced his commitment to play for Josh Heupel’s Volunteers.

Slaughter, a defensive back out of Southaven, Mississippi, shared the news on his Twitter account.

Listed at over 6-1 and 194 pounds, Slaughter is rated 3-stars, the No. 13 Mississippi recruit, No. 61 safety and No. 734 prospect overall nationally on the 247Sports Composite. Slaughter has scholarship offers from 13 teams, including Kentucky, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

Slaughter, commitment No. 11 in Tennessee’s 2023 class, received an offer from the Vols in late May. Thursday evening, he arrived on UT campus. It didn’t take him long to realize Rocky Top felt like home.

Slaughter’s highlights can be viewed below, via Hudl:

Read More

Tennessee online sports betting officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.