The Tennessee Volunteers might have lost a tough game to Notre Dame and a couple of quarterbacks over the last few weeks, but they did manage to grad one of their top recruiting targets in the defensive secondary.
"I committed on my visit to Tennessee," said 6-foot-1, 185-pound cornerback/wideout prospect Antonio Wardlow from Winston-Salem (N.C.) Parkland. "I really liked being around the players, the atmosphere was great and I liked the coaches. I was hosted by Antwan Stewart who will be my teammate in the backfield."
Wardlow chose the Vols over South Carolina and Virginia Tech, two teams who came in tied for a close second.
"I liked all the coaches at each school I spoke to, but Tennessee was the fit," Wardlow said. "My mom really liked it there too and I can see myself enjoying four or five years. They want me as a safety which is fine by me. Defense is my strength."
Wardlow is ranked as the No. 30 cornerback prospect in the country and the No. 15 player in North Carolina. He also had offers from North Carolina, NC State, Clemson and others. Will he take other visits?
"I don't see myself doing that," he said. "I'm a Vol."