The first week of the dead period continues but that hasn’t stopped players from committing to play in college.
Three more players have committed in the Class of 2020 while Baylor athlete Elijah Howard became the first commitment in the Class of 2021 in state.
*East Nashville linebacker Tyler Fletcher became the second instate commitment in the Class of 2020 for Western Michigan, joining Farragut defensive end Stiles Moore.
Fletcher (6-3, 180) had 48 tackles and three sacks last season and chose the Broncos over offers from Miami (OH), Austin Peay and Tennessee Tech.
“We’re very proud of Tyler and his decision to continue his playing career and Tyler is a great young man with a brilliant future, both on and off the field,” East Nashville head coach Brian Waite said.
*Miami (OH) continues to win recruits in Tennessee as they picked up another in state commitment as Trinity Christian athlete Kevin Davis committed to the Red Hawks.
Davis (5-8, 160) picked Miami (OH) over Western Michigan, Navy and MTSU and joins Tyner wide receiver Jeremiah Baptiste as a recent Miami commitment.
Last season, Davis accumulated 1,940 all purpose yards and scored 19 total touchdowns for Trinity Christian.
“He’s a player that embodies everything you want in a football player. His speed is well documented, but he’s also an honors student and one of the most humble guys you’ll ever meet. It’s always enjoyable to coach talented athletes who have no ego,” Trinity Christian head coach Blake Butler said.
*Smyrna defensive tackle Dallas Walker committed to Texas A&M over offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, Purdue, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.
Walker (6-4, 300) made 55 tackles and eight sacks during his junior year at Smyrna.
“I’m proud for Dallas. He has been a big part of our program and it is gratifying to see his efforts and hard work pay off. I think he really did his research on all the schools that offered him and in the end he and his family felt Texas A&M was the best fit. Very proud of him and the opportunity he is getting,” Smyrna head coach Matt Williams said.
*The first 2021 commitment is now on the books as athlete Elijah Howard committed to Tennessee becoming the Volunteers second 2021 commitment and first in state commitment.
Howard (5-11, 180) played his first two seasons at Knoxville Webb but has transferred for his junior season to Baylor.
Howard chose Tennessee over offers from Mississippi State, Purdue, Tulane, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
So far the following 31 players who have already committed in the Class of 2020 they are: Knoxville Catholic offensive guard Bryn Tucker (Clemson), Mt. Juliet wide receiver Malik Bowen (Duke), Ravenwood offensive guard Graham Barton (Duke), Knoxville Catholic wide receiver Chancellor Bright (Marshall), Farragut defensive end Stiles Moore (Western Michigan), Independence linebacker Chase Robertson (Princeton), Greeneville long snapper Will Albright (Tennessee), Meigs County quarterback Aaron Swafford (Navy), White Station offensive tackle Ray Curry Jr. (Missouri), Whitehaven linebacker Tamarious McDonald (Mississippi State), Maryville wide receiver Ashton Maples (Liberty), Maryville linebacker Mason Shelton (Coastal Carolina), Nolensville safety Tim Coutras (Liberty), Collierville defensive tackle Jared Dawson (Louisville), Ravenwood offensive lineman Luke Shouse (Ole Miss), Ensworth tight end Austin Henderson (Minnesota), Tennessee High tight end Nolan Wishon (ETSU), Nashville Overton offensive tackle Chris Washington (Miami, FL), BGA defensive back Garnett Hollis (Northwestern), Knoxville Catholic center Cooper Mays (Tennessee), Cane Ridge defensive tackle Michael Reese (Duke), Tyner wide receiver Jeremiah Baptiste (Miami, OH), BGA wide receiver Antonio Stevens (Purdue), South Doyle running back Elijah Young (Missouri), Ravenwood wide receiver Andrew Mason (Rice), Peabody athlete Jarel Dickson (Army), Ensworth safety Keshawn Lawrence (Tennessee), BGA quarterback Nick Semptimpheter (Bucknell), Trinity Christian athlete Kevin Davis (Miami, OH), Smyrna defensive tackle Dallas Walker (Texas A&M) and East Nashville linebacker Tyler Fletcher (Western Michigan)
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