The Volunteers saw one of their 2017 commitments back off his pledge to Tennessee. 2017 tight end Chase Rogers backed off his commitment on Sunday.
Rogers took to his Twitter account to announce the news.
“At this time after talking with my family and coaches I believe it’s in my best interest to de-commit from Tennessee and give myself an opportunity to evaluate other programs,” Rogers wrote.
— chase rogers (@ChaseARogers) November 13, 2016
Rogers is a 3-star tight end from Bay St. Louis, Ms. He is the No. 17 player in the state of Mississippi and the No. 33 tight end in the 2017 class. Rogers is listed at 6-foot-3 and weighs 238 pounds.
Rogers is the teammate of LSU commit Myles Brennan. Back in March, Rogers coach made headlines when he tweeted about how Ole Miss wasn’t recruiting his players and that the Rebels would get “skull-drug”. Ole Miss is forecasted as the favorite for Rogers. Per 247Sports, Rogers also took a visit to Texas this weekend.
After Rogers’ decommitment, Tennessee now has 26 members in its 2017 class. The Volunteers rank No. 10 nationally and No. 4 in the SEC per 247Sports composite rankings.
The Volunteers take on Missouri next Saturday.