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Five-star linebacker Terrence Lewis includes Tennessee in his top six

Tennessee is in the mix for an elite prospect.

Tennessee Vols Football Recruiting
Terrence Lewis
Tom Lemming

Another day, another top prospect including Tennessee among his top options. Linebacker Terrence Lewis put the Volunteers in his top six today, along with LSU, Alabama, Nebraska, Penn State and Texas A&M.

The 6-1, 200 pound Florida native is a five-star prospect, checking in at 10th overall in the 2021 class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Lewis is rated as the top outside linebacker prospect in the country. In Tennessee’s system, Lewis fits the bill of a classic ‘4-for-4’ linebacker — a defender that can handle time at any of the four linebacker positions in Jeremy Pruitt’s 3-4 defense.

Over the last two seasons in high school, Lewis has put up 24 sacks, four interceptions and well over 200 tackles.

Tennessee offered Lewis in May of 2019. They’ve now made both of Lewis’ cuts, remaining in his top six after his initial trimdown in February.

On the field, Lewis looks the part. He’s got the length and athletic ability needed to be a true difference maker at the next level, along with frame that has room to develop. His production is off the charts, making him a premier prospect in the 2021 cycle.

Tennessee is no stranger to landing big time linebacker talent since Jeremy Pruitt arrived. The Vols were able to wrestle J.J. Peterson and Henry To’o To’o away from Alabama, then landed a trio of four-star linebackers in the 2020 class. They’ve made it this far with Lewis — now we’ll have to wait for the recruiting restriction to be lifted to figure out what happens next.