You can take one four-star prospect off the board. Tyler Baron will be a Tennessee Volunteer.
The four-star defensive end announced from Knoxville Catholic High School that he will stay close to home, choosing the Vols over Kentucky and Ohio State.
Kentucky made an appealing pitch to Baron. The Cats were in the running until late in the game, but ultimately Dad won. His father serves on Jeremy Pruitt’s administrative staff at Tennessee. It’s awfully hard to convince a kid to say no to Dad and put his job in jeopardy to attend a rival school.
Best of luck to Baron. The Big Blue Nation can rest easily knowing the Cats still beat the Vols for three (and likely four this afternoon) defensive line targets in the 2020 recruiting class.