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Five-star linebacker Noah Sewell trims list to eight

Tennessee is in the mix.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 17 Missouri at Tennessee Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Tennessee made the cut with another elite prospect over the weekend, landing in the top eight for 2020 linebacker prospect Noah Sewell. The five-star prospect is out of Orem, Utah.

Texas A&M, Georgia, Oregon, Florida, Alabama, LSU and Ohio State joined Tennessee in Sewell’s cutdown.

“Moving forward, I will focus on these 8 schools, and find what best fits me,” Sewell tweeted on Sunday.

Sewell is the 23rd ranked prospect in the 2020 class, according to the 247 Sports Composite rankings. The 6-2, 266 pound linebacker likely fits as an inside linebacker at the next level. Sewell ran an impressive 4.75 in the 40 yard dash while measuring in at 6-2, 266 pounds.

Sewell took an unofficial visit to Tennessee back on June 13th earlier in the summer. He also saw Alabama during that week, after seeing Texas A&M and Oregon in the spring.

Tennessee had success going out west last year with an elite linebacker prospect, landing Henry To’oto’o out of California. Could they do it again with Sewell in Utah? The Vols have placed stud recruiter Brian Niedermeyer on Sewell’s case, looking for a repeat of last year.

Oregon holds the early lead for Sewell, according the 247’s crystal ball projections. The Ducks hold nine of ten votes for the west coast linebacker.

On the field, Sewell moves really well for a 266 pound linebacker. His thick frame allows him to take and hold up against blockers. Sewell’s power is overwhelming — in fact, he even plays a little on the line of scrimmage with his hand in the dirt. He projects as an instant impact player for just about any program in the country.