NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Brent Cimaglia, the No. 5-ranked kicker in the 2017 class, announced on his Twitter account on Sunday evening that he is verbally committed to Tennessee.
Cimagli was previously committed to Southern Miss, but he flipped to the Vols after a strong performance Saturday on the Knoxville campus.
Tennessee was so impressed with Cimaglia that it offered him a scholarship.
The Fred J. Page High School product (Franklin, Tennessee) had been committed to the Golden Eagles since last summer, when he gave his pledge on July 19.
Cimagli, a 6-foot, 215 pounder, announced his decision to commit two days after Tennessee offered Arizona kicker Brandon Ruiz a scholarship during his visit to the Vols’ camp.
Tennessee is not expected to place two kickers in the 2017 class on scholarship.
The Vols have nine commits in the 2017 class.
Very grateful for the opportunity given at USM. However I will be de-committing and furthering my football career at the Univ. of Tenn #vols
— Brent cimaglia (@bmancimaglia) June 6, 2016