Late Monday night there were (unofficial) rumblings that Butch Jones and Tennessee had received yet another commitment to the 2014 recruiting class.
According to the Twitter account of Jerome Dews, a outside linebacker/wide receiver from Oxon Hill, MD (Potomac), he became the Vols newest commit.
Dews hasn’t been credited as a Tennessee commit by any of the major recruiting services just yet.
According to 247Sports Dews recently camped with the Vols and was offered on June 18.
While Dews, 6’3″/205, has not been rated by Rivals, he has been rated as a two-star recruit by 247Sports.
There’s been some speculation already that Dews could be a preferred walk-on. While that could be the case, I wouldn’t base that on Dews’ ranking. It’s a well-known fact that Butch Jones doesn’t put much stock in recruiting ratings (his recruitment of former two-star offensive lineman Eric Fisher while at Central Michigan is the perfect example).
Aside from Dews’ offer from the Vols, he also holds offers from Deleware, James Madison and Temple.
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