Four-star Safety Brendon Harris will bring physicality and playmaking ability to Tennessee

Four-star Chattanooga (Tenn.) Baylor School safety Brendon Harris committed to Tennessee today, and Scout takes a look at what the Volunteers are getting, and how he fits into their 2018 recruiting class.

Tennessee secured a big commitment on Friday from four-star safety Brendon Harris.


Rated: He is a four-star prospect, No. 7 safety in the South, 20th-ranked in the country and No. 204 overall.

Scouting report: Harris is an enforcer in the secondary.

 His physicality is the first thing you notice on film. Harris displays good overall athleticism and is very versatile. Harris has the ability to play safety, nickel or even come into the box for extra support.

Once the ball is snapped, Harris reads and reacts quickly to the play. In run support, he is aggressive and tackles very well. Harris plays fast, but under control. Against the pass, he does a nice job following the quarterback's eyes, shows good anticipation and has strong ball skills.

When is comes to improving, Harris needs to continue to work on his backpedal quickness and hip flexibility. However, he should quickly improve in both areas with college coaching and a college strength and conditioning program.


Final Thought: Harris is a big piece to what is quickly shaping up to be a strong recruiting class for the Volunteers. Tennessee has 10 commitments and checks in at No. 15 in Scout's team recruiting rankings.

For any program, in-state recruiting is important. Of the ten prospects committed to the Volunteers, six are from Tennessee. The fact that three of the state's top six players are in the fold before June is also extremely impressive.

The Volunteers are also in good shape with four-star defensive end Greg Emerson and four-star defensive tackle D'Andre Litaker. If Tennessee lands those two, five of the state's top six prospects could sign with the Volunteers next February.

In regards to Harris, he should be able to contribute immediately on special teams. If he continues to develop and stay healthy, Harris could also compete for early playing and ultimately become a standout player in the secondary for Tennessee.

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