Tennessee lost another in-state target on Sunday night, this time to a division rival. Defensive lineman Zion Logue committed to the Georgia Bulldogs, giving Kirby Smart his 11th commitment of the 2019 cycle.
The 6-5, 287 pound Logue comes out of Lebanon, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. Logue’s offer list doesn’t match his modest three-star ranking. In fact, 247 Sports has the defensive lineman ranked 650th overall in the 2019 class.
So why were Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida coming after him so hard? Size. Logue’s massive frame will fit perfectly up front in a 3-4 scheme as he mans a five-technique defensive end position.
Word seemed to get out on Logue at the beginning of June, following an offer from Ole Miss. From there, Logue’s recruitment really heated up as he landed offers from several SEC schools.
Tonight he has committed to Georgia, meaning Tennessee has missed on yet another top prospect from inside its own borders. In recent weeks, the Vols have seen receiver Lance Wilhoite commit to Oregon, defensive back Woodi Washington commit to Oklahoma and linebacker Kane Patterson commit to Ohio State.
Tennessee currently holds just one commitment from an in-state player (two if you want to count Chris Akporoghene), coming from Jackson Lampley. That’s a trend that Jeremy Pruitt and his staff are going to have to fix quickly.