Tennessee football recruiting picked up another cornerback for 2019. Four-star Tyus Fields of North Carolina committed to the Volunteers.
For the second time in two days, Tennessee football picked up another 2019 four-star commitment at cornerback, putting Jeremy Pruitt on a serious roll. The Vols landed Tyus Fields out of Hough High School in Charlotte, N.C., according to Austin Price of Volquest.
Fields is ranked the a Top 50 player t his position and a Top 20 player in the state of North Carolina. According to Price, he said the coaching staff sold him, and he added that he thinks he’ll fit in at cornerback for the Vols’ system.
At 5’10” 188 pounds, Fields is a huge pickup for Tennessee football. His commitment comes a day after four-star cornerback Warren Burrell out of Georgia committed to the Vols, seriously beefing up their recruiting class.
Fields played both sides of the ball. He had 92 tackles and two interceptions his junior year of playing high school ball, according to MaxPreps. In addition to cornerback, he rushed a few times and caught a few balls. Here is a look at his highlight reel.
As you can see, Fields can double as a free safety and a cornerback, which makes him a very key addition for the Vols. Pruitt and Tennessee football will be able to use him where they need to use him, and that’s crucial. On top of that, he’s great in coverage and loves to get physical. Fields can stop the run as well as snag balls in the air.
Before his commitment, Tennessee football’s class had already moved into the Top 15 on Rivals rankings. They will now likely move up even further with 17 commitments overall, including Fields being the third of this week.
Clearly Pruitt is getting the job done on the recruiting trail. And he’s delivering on trying to go national. That’s huge for the Vols going forward, and it could continue to play a role in the program’s future under Pruitt.