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Tennessee's rampant run in football recruiting earlier this spring has yielded its first defection.

Kamar Wilcoxson, a four-star safety prospect from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, announced Friday night via social media that he was switching his commitment from Jeremy Pruitt's Volunteers to Florida. This marks the third time Wilcoxson has committed to Dan Mullen's Gators, having done so previously in November 2018 and in July 2019.

The 6-foot-1, 183-pounder committed to Tennessee on April 27.

"To the University of Florida, the school I've dreamed of playing at since I was a kid, let's ride," Wilcoxson posted on Twitter.

Wilcoxson, who is from the Atlanta suburb of Stone Mountain, is rated the No. 16 safety and the No. 275 overall prospect in the 247Sports.com composite rankings. He helped ignite Tennessee's incredible run of 14 commitments within a month that began with a nonbinding pledge April 26 from Dylan Brooks, the 6-5, 240-pound weakside defensive end from Roanoke, Alabama.

After Wilcoxson's commitment the following day, the Vols then landed receiver Julian Nixon on April 28.

Tennessee's class is No. 3 nationally in the 247Sports team rankings, trailing only Ohio State and Clemson.

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Contributed photo / Kamar Wilcoxson

Contact David Paschall at dpaschall@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6524. Follow him on Twitter @DavidSPaschall.

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