The Tennessee Volunteers continued their torrid recruiting streak for the class of 2014 on Tuesday afternoon as they landed one of the top junior college prospects in the country in offensive tackle Dontavious Blair, who chose the Volunteers over the Auburn Tigers, Texas A&M Aggies and Oklahoma Sooners, among others.
The Garden City Community College product is rated as the second-best overall offensive tackle in the JUCO ranks, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, and is also the No. 4 overall player in junior college.
Blair is an intimidating figure standing at 6-8, 300 pounds, and has the obvious size and frame to play in the SEC. His strengths come in the run game where he is a great run blocker, but he will have to improve upon his footwork and pass blocking skills against the elite talent of edge rushers in the SEC. He will have the opportunity to come in to Knoxville and have an immediate impact as the Vols expect to lose many talented lineman upfront including tackles Ja’Wuan James and Antonio ‘Tiny’ Richardson.
Blair now gives the Volunteers 25 commitments for the class of 2014 under first-year Head Coach Butch Jones, which ranks fourth in the nation and third in the SEC.
The Alabama native is a huge pickup because he is now the top-rated offensive line product in Tennessee’s current class and joins fellow three-star offensive line commits Orlando Brown and Ray Raulerson as the only lineman currently committed to the Vols.
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