KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — For the second time in three days, one of Tennessee’s priority defensive commits has reaffirmed his pledge to the Vols.
Albany (La.) High standout corner Cheyenne Labruzza tweeted Monday that he is “fully committed” to Tennessee.
I am fully committed to the University of Tennessee !! ? #GoVols
— Cheyenne Labruzza (@bruzzaaa) January 10, 2017
LSU had begun to court the in-state 3-star prospect again, and Labruzza was scheduled to take an official visit to Baton Rouge over the weekend. That trip will no longer happen, Labruzza confirmed to SEC Country.
Asked why he made the announcement Monday, Labruzza told SEC County, “Just because there’s speculation and I want it known that I’m solid to UT.”
Labruzza picked Tennessee over LSU and others in April, explaining that his decision was all about fit.
“Speaking from a fan perspective, from child Cheyenne, it was hard because a lot of my favorite players played at LSU, so of course you want to go and follow their footsteps and be like them. Heck be even better than them. Those were goals,” he told SEC Country.
“But speaking from a young man’s perspective and guy who is going to play college football, I would say it was pretty easy. At the end of the day, I have to choose what’s best for me now. The best fit for me is Tennessee. It wasn’t a hard task at all considering I feel like Tennessee is a better fit for me.”
Labruzza is among Tennessee’s most underrated prospects, with the size and skills to play either corner or safety in college. He held offers from LSU, Florida, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss, among others.
He tore his meniscus in October, undergoing season-ending surgery on Oct. 20. Labruzza said the rehab is going quite well.
In an abbreviated senior season, he scored 10 touchdowns and added a couple interceptions and a forced fumble
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