Tennessee lands commitment from No. 5 all-purpose running back
The Tennessee recruiting train continues to barrel down the tracks as the Vols picked up commit No. 21 Wednesday night from Clearwater, Fla., athlete C.J. Cotman.
Cotman announced the news via Twitter, although with the caveat that he is still open to every school in his recruitment:
— Cj Cotman (@CotmanCj) July 21, 2016
The 5-foot-10, 173-pound Cotman is rated as a three-star prospect, the nation’s No. 5 all-purpose back, the No. 43 overall recruit from Florida, according to 247Sports. The rising senior currently has scholarship offers from 32 schools including Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State among others.
While rated as a running back by 247Sports, Cotman told Paul Fortenberry of Volquest the Vols plan to use him on defense, specifically at corner. Cotman also indicated he could play offense as well as special teams for Tennessee.
Upon hearing the news, Tennessee head coach Butch Jones sent out this tweet:
— Butch Jones (@UTCoachJones) July 21, 2016
Check out Cotman’s highlights, which feature his incredible speed, from his junior season to get an idea of the player Tennessee could be getting in 2017.:
With a total of 21 prospects now committed, Tennessee’s class has passed Miami and is currently ranked as a Top 10 recruiting class for the 2017 season — according to 247Sports team rankings.