Commitment Roundup: Penix, Flint shine for second straight week

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Here’s a look at how Tennessee’s commits fared on the field this week, including a standout performance from Sunshine State quarterback Michael Penix Jr. and another big, two-way performance by linebacker Matthew Flint.

Pro-style quarterback

4 STARS

Tennessee
Tampa

RR: 5.8

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 177.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Penix played a pair of games this week, dominating in both performances. On Monday, the southpaw completed 9-of-12 passes for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns, adding a 7-yard rushing score, too in a 54-0 win. On Friday, Penix Jr. accounted for five touchdowns — all before halftime — in Tampa Bay Tech's 53-7 win over East Bay. The Florida native was 7-of-16 passing for 71 yards and 2 touchdowns, adding 124 yards and 3 scores on the ground.

Outside linebacker

3 STARS

Tennessee
Gurley

RR: 5.7

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 205.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Flint had 15 tackles on defense to go along with a rushing touchdown and 55 yards receiving in a 48-28 win for Madison Co. over DAR.

Offensive center

3 STARS

Tennessee
Corryton

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'5.0"

Wt: 270.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Gibbs beat Seymour 42-13, as Lane helped lead a running attack that amassed 363 yards on the ground.

Cornerback

3 STARS

Tennessee
Orlando

RR: 5.6

Ht: 5'10.0"

Wt: 185.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Jones High School team beat West Orange 21-10.

Offensive tackle

3 STARS

Tennessee
Nashville

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'5.0"

Wt: 260.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Antonutti had five tackles and three sacks in a hard fought 10-7 win for Ensworth over Montgomery Bell Academy.

Defensive tackle

4 STARS

Tennessee
Nashville

RR: 5.8

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 300.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Nashville Christian enjoyed an open date this weekend.

All-purpose back

3 STARS

Tennessee
Butler

RR: 5.7

Ht: 5'11.0"

Wt: 177.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Taylor County beat Schley County 31-28, but Dixon remains sidelined with an ankle sprain.

All-purpose back

3 STARS

Tennessee
Buford

RR: 5.7

Ht: 5'11.0"

Wt: 180.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

With Robert Gillespie in attendance, Grant was one of 10 different players to score touchdowns in Buford’s 70-0 win over Johnson-Gainesville.

Safety

4 STARS

Tennessee
Hampton

RR: 5.8

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 180.0

Class: 2018

POSITION
180
NATIONAL
20
STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Dean and Dutchtown beat Locust Grove 24-20, as the defensive back recorded an INT and a receiving touchdown in the victory.

Strongside defensive end

3 STARS

Tennessee
Rome

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 266.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Rome remained undefeated with a 42-13 win Friday at Hiram.

Athlete

3 STARS

Tennessee
Fort Myers

RR: 5.7

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 170.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Before his official visit to Michigan, Jacques-Louis caught seven balls for 100 yards in Dunbar's loss to North Fort Myers.

Kicker

3 STARS

Tennessee
West Columbia

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'5.0"

Wt: 170.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Brooks and Airport lost 48-7 to North Augusta, as Brooks averaged 38 yards on 9 punts and was 1/1 on extra points.

Offensive tackle

5 STARS

Tennessee
Knoxville

RR: 6.1

Ht: 6'5.0"

Wt: 300.0

Class: 2018

POSITION
14
NATIONAL
1
STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Mays recorded 16 pancakes and 1.5 sacks with seven tackles in the 58-7 win over West Greene. He also scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.

Wide Receiver

4 STARS

Tennessee
Manchester

RR: 5.9

Ht: 6'1.0"

Wt: 180.0

Class: 2018

POSITION
131
NATIONAL
4
STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Taylor tallied 179 yards and two touchdowns on the ground in Coffee County's 19-14 win over Lebanon. He also had 85 yards passing and an interception

Cornerback

4 STARS

Tennessee
Alpharetta

RR: 5.8

Ht: 6'1.0"

Wt: 170.0

Class: 2018

POSITION
174
NATIONAL
19
STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Horn had nine tackles and an interception in Alpharetta's 37-14 win over Pope.

Strongside defensive end

3 STARS

Tennessee
Santa Clarita

RR: 5.7

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 255.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

The College of Canyons were idle this Saturday, as Gerald used the bye week as an opportunity to take an official visit to South Carolina.

Tight end

3 STARS

Tennessee
Knoxville

RR: 5.7

Ht: 6'6.0"

Wt: 210.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Warren caught six passes for 76 yards and tallied a sack and three tackles on defense in Farragut's 42-34 loss at Dobyns-Bennett.

Athlete

3 STARS

Tennessee
Orlando

RR: 5.6

Ht: 5'10.0"

Wt: 185.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Tennessee

Dr. Phillips Panthers lost 14-0, but Ingle had eight tackles and a fumble recovery.

*** Not listed due to injury: Quarterback Adrian Martinez (labrum), defensive tackle D'Andre Litaker (knee) and defensive end Greg Emerson (leg).

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