D’Andre Payne, a 4-star cornerback, became the 7th commit of the 2014 Tennessee Volunteers recruiting class on Wednesday morning when he committed to play football for the Vols via Twitter.
— D’Andre Payne (@realdpayne) April 3, 2013
Payne is a native of Washington D.C. and stands 5’9″ and weighs 172 lbs. 247Sports rates him as the 16th best cornerback in the nation.
Payne’s commitment adds more depth to the defensive back position, a serious concern for the Vols.
Earlier this week we spoke with Payne before his commitment. D’Andre told us that the Vols had been showing him the most attention of the schools interested in him. Payne also told us he was interested in Tennessee because of the great tradition and Jones’ vision for the program. You can check out that conversation here.
Payne also holds notable offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State and Ole Miss among others.
The commitment of Payne continues Butch Jones’ hot streak as the Volunteers football coach. Jones will look to keep the momentum going as his team finishes up spring practice in the next few weeks, culminating with the Orange & White game on April 20th.
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