Apr 20, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; The Tennessee Volunteers football team holds up their helmets while the band plays Rocky Top after the spring Orange and White game at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Four-Star Wide Receiver Eric Lauderdale Commits To Vols


The Vols added another brick to their already solid foundation on Sunday, when Eric Lauderdale committed to play for Tennessee.

Lauderdale (Mission Viejo, CA) is a four-star (247Sports) junior college wide receiver. 247Sports rates him as the fourth best juco wide receiver and the 21st overall juco player.

I predicted on June 16, via the 247Sports crystal ball, that the Vols would land Lauderdale. The other five analysts that made predictions also predicted that Tennessee would get a commitment from the California native.

Lauderdale also had offers from Arkansas, Kansas, Miami and Wisconsin among others.

The 6’2″/190 lb receiver is the third wide receiver so far in the 2014 class for the Vols. He joins Vol legacy Neiko Creamer and fellow juco transfer Kameel Jackson. Three-star ATH Brandon Powell, who committed on June 16, could also end up as a wide receiver for the Volunteers.

Lauderdale’s commitment vaulted the Volunteers back into the top five of 247Sports team rankings.


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