Tennessee football made the cut for four-star Utah 2020 inside linebacker Noah Sewell. The Volunteers are now in his top eight.
After securing a big commitment at wide receiver Saturday, Tennessee football made the cut for multiple prospects on Sunday. The first was an inside linebacker who would be a huge addition to the Vols if they could get him.
Noah Sewell, a four-star on Rivals out of Orem High School in Orem, Utah, trimmed his list to eight schools Sunday afternoon. And yes, the Vols were among those schools for the top 40 athlete who is a top 5 player at his position.
Joining Tennessee football were the Texas A&M Aggies, Georgia Bulldogs, Oregon Ducks, Florida Gators, LSU Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide and Ohio State Buckeyes. Sewell announced the schools who made the cut on Twitter.
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Clearly, despite being from Utah, Sewell’s love is with the SEC. He’s got six SEC schools, a Big Ten school and one Pac-12 school on his list. The Vols have some serious competition to land him, but at least they made this cut.
Standing at 6’1″ 260 pounds, Sewell would bring some impressive size to Rocky Top. Jeremy Pruitt has been falling in love with big linebackers ever since he took over the Vols, probably because it gives them the versatility to be edge rushers, and he has said he wants linebackers who can play all four positions.
Currently, there are no Rivals FutureCast predictions for him yet. However, the 247Sports Crystal Ball favors Oregon by a 90 percent majority among 10 predictors so far, and the Rivals FanFutureCast favors the Ducks as well by a 30 percent plurality.
So Tennessee football has some serious work to do to try to lure Sewell to Rocky Top. But Pruitt’s proven track record as a defensive coach, if that were a factor, would only make Georgia, LSU and Alabama competitors to land him. Sewell may be looking for other things, though. After all, a guy from Utah is hard to project.