KNOXVILLE – Tennessee head coach Butch Jones continues to build an impressive first full recruiting class at UT.

A day after picking up a commitment from slot receiver Brandon Powell, the Vols struck again on Monday with the commitment of linebacker Gavin Bryant, ranked by some recruiting services as a four-star prospect.

Bryant, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound prospect from Jackson, Ala., picked the Vols over an impressive offer list that included Alabama, Auburn, Florida, South Carolina, Miami, Mississippi State and Kentucky, according to

“Bryant is a dominant run stopper with the size, strength, range and playing speed for the inside linebacker position at the BCS level of play,” wrote in a scouting report. “He will most likely be able to support additional bulk over time.



Gavin Bryant film (via 247SportsStudios)