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Linebackers Tamarion McDonald, Martavius French commit to Tennessee

The trio is complete.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at West Virginia Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

As promised, the other two parts of the Whitehaven trio have followed Bryson Eason to Tennessee. The Volunteers added their second.... and then their third linebacker commitment of the night shortly after four-star linebacker Bryson Eason announced his decision.

Martavius French and Tamarion McDonald completed the trio on Tuesday night, adding a ton of depth to a position that really needed it.

McDonald ranks as the 567th player in the class of 2020, while French ranks 332nd, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. French decommitted from Arkansas over the weekend, while McDonald flipped from Mississippi State to Tennessee on Tuesday night.

After losing Shanon Reid, Will Ignont and Jeremy Banks, Tennessee needed a shot of depth at the position for next year. Daniel Bituli is playing in his final season, too, making this situation even more critical.

Tennessee has added some serious size at the position tonight, netting the 6-2, 250 Eason and the 6-2, 240 pound French. McDonald checks in a little lighter at 6-1, 218 pounds.

The Volunteers took a big step forward tonight on the recruiting trail, perhaps reclaiming some of the momentum that they lost after the disappointing start to the season. After the dust settled, Tennessee had climbed back to 20th in 247Sports’ class rankings for 2020.