Highland Springs, Va. cornerback C.J. Fleming concluded his recruitment today by committing to Tennessee. The 5-foot-10, 165-pounder selected the Volunteers over numerous offers from Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, Virginia, West Virginia and others.
"He committed to Tennessee," Highland Springs coach Scott Burton said. "It came down to Tennessee and Georgia and he told me that he felt comfortable with the situation at Tennessee.
"He seems to like that the depth chart is favorable for him to get an opportunity to play early. Academically C.J. likes that it they are a huge university that has the resources to help him achieve his goals."
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More important than that though is the fact that family atmosphere in Knoxville which Fleming discussed with Burton.
"I know he really liked the family atmosphere because it is similar to Highland Springs," he said. "He talked with me about it there. They have created that at Tennessee because there are so many players from out of state. That really came off to C.J. and was important in his decision."
The three-star prospect is excited and appreciative of the opportunity presented to him.
"I feel that Tennessee will help me achieve my goals on the field and help me gain a degree," Fleming said. "They will be able to help me become a man my family can be proud of. I am 100% committed to Tennessee.
"I would like to thank my family, coaches and teammates for all their support through the recruiting process. This was an individual decision, but it wouldn't have been possible without the help of everybody around me."
Fleming joins former Highland Springs players including Jarrell Miller, Victor Harris, Noland Burchette to earn Division I scholarships.