2021 five-star linebacker Terrence Lewis surprised the college football world in late April when he committed to the Tennessee Vols.

Lewis, 6-foot-1/200 lbs from Miami, FL, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 2 player in the state of Florida and the No. 1 outside linebacker in the nation. He’s also rated as the No. 10 overall 2021 recruit in the nation.

The Vols currently have the No. 4 rated recruiting class in the nation, thanks in large part to Lewis’ commitment.

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Of course, landing a commitment from Lewis is only half the battle. Tennessee has to keep him in the boat and get him to sign on signing day or the commitment means nothing.

We’ve already seen that it can be difficult to hold on to commits. Four-star defensive back Kamar Wilcoxson committed to the Vols during the spring, before decommitting and flipping back to Florida in June.

So how solid is Lewis to Tennessee?

Well, for now, it appears that Lewis isn’t going anywhere.

2021 four-star defensive tackle Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins, one of the Vols’ top remaining 2021 recruiting targets, recently discussed his recruitment with 247Sports and he mentioned Lewis as one of the current UT commits that’s working hard to bring top talent to Rocky Top.

“I talk to Dylan Brooks, Terrence Lewis. I talk to KaTron Evans a lot — like, a lot…Every time I speak with them, they always hit me up, saying, ‘Come on, go’,” said Ingram-Dawkins.

Lewis wouldn’t be trying to bring the No. 1 player in the state of South Carolina (Ingram-Dawkins) to Tennessee if he wasn’t solid to the Vols.

Tennessee has done a nice job of holding on to Lewis so far, but there’s a long way to go until signing day. The Vols will need to continue to work extremely hard to keep Lewis in the commit column because rival programs aren’t going to slow down in their pursuit of the dominant linebacker.

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