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Four-star offensive tackle names Tennessee to top five

The Volunteers could use another.

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Tennessee has landed in the top five of another offensive tackle prospect this week as they look to round out their 2021 class. Rod Orr, a four-star tackle from Gadsen, Alabama, named the Volunteers alongside of Ole Miss, Florida State, Oregon and Missouri on Tuesday.

Orr is the 202nd ranked prospect in the country, according to 247Sports’ rankings. He’s the 9th rated player in the state of Alabama and the 22nd tackle prospect in the country. Orr possesses elite size, checking in at 6-7, 296 pounds as a high school senior.

The massive tackle prospect has racked up almost 30 scholarship offers to this point.

Tennessee hosted Orr on a visit last fall, getting him on campus for the Georgia matchup in October. His cousin, Roc Taylor, has already committed to Tennessee in this cycle, which could give the Volunteers a leg up.

We’ve seen Tennessee focus on the tackle position a bit lately after the class quickly filled up. A few clear needs remain, and tackle is certainly one of them. The Vols hold just one offensive line commitment to this point in the class, coming from Colby Smith. Without signing a single offensive tackle in the last cycle, it’s important to bring a couple in this year.

Tennessee fixed up a need at cornerback last week by landing Damarius McGhee. Expect to see movement at the defensive tackle and offensive tackle spots over the next several weeks.