Sep 28, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; A general view of Neyland Stadium during the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and South Alabama Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Vols Recruiting: Shy Tuttle Set To Announce Commitment

Five-star defensive tackle Shy Tuttle will announce his college decision on August 25, according to multiple reports.

Tuttle is a 6’3″/315 lb defensive tackle from Lexington, NC (North Davidson). 247Sports rates him as the top player in the state of North Carolina and the fourth best defensive tackle in the nation. He comes in at 26th in 247Sports’ overall ratings.

So far there have been 43 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for Tuttle. 51% of the predictions have North Carolina landing the hightly coveted recruit, while 49% of the predictions (including my own) have him ending up at Tennessee.

Butch Jones and his staff have recruited very well in North Carolina since they arrived in Knoxville. Shortly after Jones was hired, he was able to land Charlotte native Marquez North. He signed Havelock native Derrell Scott this past February.  

The Vols also recently received a commitment from 2016 quarterback Austin Kendall, who is from Waxhaw, NC.

If the Vols are able to land Tuttle, it would give them the most impressive 2015 defensive tackle haul in the nation.

Tennessee got a commitment from five-star Vol legacy Kahlil McKenzie, also a defensive tackle, in July.

What was once a weak point of the Vols, is setting up nicely to be a strength over the next several years.


Tuttle’s commitment date may not be set in stone. We are working to independently confirm.

Ok, it looks like the commitment date is now back up in the air. Tuttle’s coach told us this morning that the date is now undecided.

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