That’s right, 12, the numbers of commits Butch Jones now has for the 2014 Tennessee Volunteers recruiting class.
Orlando Brown, a offensive tackle from Suwanee, GA (Peachtree Ridge) committed to play football for the Vols this afternoon, on his 17th birthday.
Brown has been considered a Tennessee lean and was predicted by almost every recruiting analyst to commit to the Volunteers
The Georgia native stands 6’8″ and weighs 345 lbs. Brown is rated as a three-star offensive tackle and the 62nd best player in the state of Georgia by 247Sports.
Brown is only the second 2014 offensive lineman that has committed to the Vols. Coleman Thomas, a center from Virginia, is the other offensive lineman that has committed to Butch Jones and the Volunteers.
Orlando Brown was offered by the Vols on October 3, 2012. He unofficially visited Tennessee on March 16 for the team’s first spring scrimmage and again on April 20 for the Orange and White game.
On May 1 he named Tennessee as the leader in his recruitment. Brown was primarily recruited by linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen and offensive line coach Don Mahoney. He chose Tennessee over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan and Oklahoma among others.
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