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Tennessee fans got a glimpse of what the Vols defense could look like in the future.
Griffin has pledged to attend LSU, while Anderson is uncommitted and lists Tennessee in his top 5. The Vols made the list along with Alabama, Florida, Clemson and Georgia.
The trio lined up against the No. 1 player in the country Friday night in quarterback Justin Fields.
Things did not go well for Fields and Harrison High School.
The defensive front from Rome consistently made plays in the backfield and pressured Fields into mistakes. The first touchdown of the game was Griffin returning a fumble 32 yards for a score. Rome won, 33-21.
4-star Adam Anderson (19) and Vols commit Jamarcus Chatman are getting after Justin Fields pic.twitter.com/arxWrgFwXx
— Trey Scott (@TreyScott247) August 26, 2017
The Vols will continue to pursue Griffin and Anderson, but securing the commitment of all three will be tough. Griffin remains strongly committed to the Tigers, and Georgia likely holds the lead for Anderson.
With Chatman in their ear about Tennessee, the Vols will continue to have a chance with the other two. The world got to see the potential of them playing together Friday night.
Anthony Grant turning heads
Tennessee running back commit Anthony Grant isn’t regarded as the best prospect at his position coming to the Vols in the Class of 2018.
Grant’s performance through the first two weeks of his senior season might be turning some heads, though.
Grant and running back partner Christian Turner combined for 221 rushing yards Friday night. Grant scored two touchdowns for Buford (Ga.) High School with a 3-yard run and a 28-yard interception return in a 34-17 win over Melbourne.
A week earlier, the 5-foot-11, 187-pound running back run for 90 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries in Buford’s season opener.
Commit Lyn-J Dixon has a higher rating (4-star), but Grant (3-star) is showing he won’t be a forgotten player before he arrives on campus.
Tennessee’s future at running back seems to be in solid shape with both players committed.
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