KNOXVILLE — Tennessee picked up its 10th commitment of the 2019 football recruiting class Sunday when Aaron Beasley announced his pledge to the Volunteers.
Beasley, from Heard County High School in Georgia, chose Tennessee over Florida State and Auburn, and he also had scholarship offers from several other power conference teams. He is a three-star athlete, according to recruiting ratings from 247Sports.com and Rivals.com.
The commitment continued a hot weekend on the recruiting trail for first-year coach Jeremy Pruitt, who also landed a commitment from four-star safety Anthony Harris on Friday.
Beasley could also end up at safety in college, but he is a versatile cog for Heard County. As a junior in 2017, Beasley rushed for 1,749 yards and 29 touchdowns on offense, and he racked up 66 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries on defense, according to the Heard County Citizen.
With Beasley's commitment, Tennessee's recruiting class ranks seventh in the Southeastern Conference, according to 247Sports.com. Verbal commitments are nonbinding, and prospects' first opportunity to sign will come in December.
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VOLS FOOTBALL 2019 COMMITMENTS
With position, hometown, previous school and recruiting ratings from 247Sports and Rivals:
Aaron Beasley | S/ATH | Franklin, Ga. (Heard County) | 3-star
Sean Brown | TE | Rome, Georgia (Coosa) | 3-star
LeDarrius Cox | DT | Mobile, Alabama (McGill-Toolen) | 3-star
Anthony Harris | S | Havelock, North Carolina (Havelock) | 4-star
Lakia Henry | LB| Vidalia, Georgia (Dodge City CC) | 4-star
Ramel Keyton | WR | Marietta, Georgia (Marietta) | 4-star
Jackson Lampley | OL | Nashville (MBA) | 4-star
Jackson Lowe | TE | Cartersville, Georgia (Cartersville) | 3-star
Darel Middleton | DL | Oak Ridge, Tennessee (East Mississippi CC) | 3-star
Wanya Morris | OL | Loganville, Georgia (Grayson) | 4-star (Rivals), 5-star (247)