Austin Sanders -- who's been a VFL seemingly from day one -- has sent in his fax to make it official. Welcome, Mr. Sanders!
AUSTIN SANDERS 6-5, 295 OFFENSIVE TACKLE CLEVELAND, TN (BRADLEY CENTRAL)
Chose UT over: Arkansas, Vanderbilt, etc.
RATINGS: 247 three stars; Rivals four stars; Scout three stars; ESPN four stars
QUICK LOOK: The Vols' earliest commitment has also been their strongest pledge. Sanders had early opportunities from Alabama and Vanderbilt, among others, but the lifelong Vols fan wouldn't hear of going anywhere but UT. He has recruited for Tennessee, and as the only potential exterior lineman in the class, he should find himself smack-dab in the middle of the rotation by 2014. Sanders is blessed with pretty good athletic ability for his size and his strength made him a coveted prospect early. Once UT offered though, it was over.