A little more than 24 hours after Tennessee received a commitment from four-star offensive tackle Dontavius Blair, the Vols picked up another of their top targets in the 2014 class Wednesday night.
Much like with Blair, it would be difficult to overstate the significance of Top247 senior defensive lineman Derek Barnett of Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy announcing Wednesday that he has committed to Tennessee, choosing the Vols over in-state rival Vanderbilt.
Barnett, who’s ranked the state’s No. 4 overall prospect in the 2014 class by 247Sports, has been one of Tennessee’s top priorities for months.
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