KNOXVILLE — Tennessee has added another piece to what could be a strong crop of offensive line recruits in its 2015 class.
The Volunteers picked up a commitment from Venzell Boulware, a 6-foot-4, 295-pounder at Creekside High School in Fairburn, Ga. He announced his pick of Tennessee over Ohio State via Twitter on Saturday afternoon.
"Blessed to be able to announce that I am now committed to the UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE," Boulware tweeted.
A former high school teammate of Vols freshmen Evan and Elliott Berry, Boulware is a four-star prospect and ranked No. 166 overall and 18th in the state of Georgia by Rivals.com. 247Sports rates him as a three-star prospect.
Boulware's list of scholarship offers also included Alabama, Auburn, Florida, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Southern California, Miami, Clemson, Michigan State and Miami, among others.
He took a visit to Ohio State in May and was on campus for Tennessee's open practice at Neyland Stadium last weekend.
Jack Jones, out of Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, and Coalfield's Zach Stewart are Tennessee's other two offensive linemen commitments, and both are rated as four-star prospects by Rivals.
The Vols' top remaining offensive line target is Drew Richmond at Memphis University School. Tennessee, Ole Miss and Alabama are believed to be the three front-runners for the 6-5, 320-pound tackle. He is tentatively scheduled to announce his decision on Sept. 9.
Patrick Brown has been the University of Tennessee beat writer since January 2011. A native of Memphis, Brown graduated from UT in May of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Electronic Media and worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel for two years on the sports editorial staff and as a freelance contributor. If it’s the NBA, the NFL or SEC football and basketball, he’s probably reading about it or watching it on TV. Contact him ...