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Tennessee Recruiting: Volunteers add a rangy linebacker to their 2018 class

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The Tennessee Volunteers got some more 2018 defensive help on Wednesday morning, landing linebacker Matthew Flint. He released the news with this tweet.

Flint is considered to be a three star recruit by 247 Sports. He checks in at just north of 6-0 tall, weighing 213 pounds. Reportedly, Flint has completed the 40 yard dash in the 4.5 range, which is very stout for a high school linebacker. He’s currently getting set for his senior season of football at Madison County High School in Gurley, Alabama.

Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Louisville, Auburn and Memphis were just a few of the schools in the running for the rangy linebacker. Flints commitment fills a hole in the 2018 class, giving the Volunteers their first commit at the position.

Cortez McDowell, Elliott Berry and Colton Jumper will all exit the program after this season, so adding bodies to the mix is crucial for Bob Shoop and Butch Jones for 2018.