Tennessee’s 2017 recruiting class was trimmed by one Tuesday evening, as South Carolina defensive lineman Tre Lawson announced his intentions to decommit from the Vols latest class.

According to 247Sports, Lawson currently ranks as the nation’s No. 19 strong-side defensive end and the No. 7 overall prospect from South Carolina. Lawson’s other offers include South Carolina, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Florida State and USC.

The loss of Lawson leaves Tennessee with 24 total commitments lined up in its most recent recruiting class. Lawson announced the news via Twitter:

The last few days have been a very busy time for Tennessee’s latest recruiting class, as three pledges have added their names while two have removed theirs from the class in just the last week alone.

With the NCAA-mandated dead period in recruiting getting underway this week, the Vols won’t be able to reconnect with Lawson, if they even have any plans to do so, for some time. Considering Tennessee just added Florida defensive lineman Deandre Johnson this week, it appears the Vols may have moved on from Lawson as the march toward signing day rages on.

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