Five-star offensive tackle Trey Smith committed to Tennessee on Tuesday in a ceremony at University School of Jackson.
Smith is highly regarded - ranked the number one overall player in the state of Tennessee and the number three offensive tackle in the country by 247Sports.
Smith made his announcement on ESPNU and gave his reasons for picking Tennessee on the show "College Football Daily."
"I'd say it's the players to a certain extent," Smith said. "A lot of guys, especially in that O-line room, we just have a great relationship. The things Coach Jones has in place to be successful not only in football but also in life after football, they're excellent."
"We'll make Tennessee elite again."
Smith is expected to enroll early and participate in spring practice in 2017.
Tennessee now has 24 commitments in the class of 2017, Smith is the highest rated Tennessee commit.
The Vols' class currently ranks tenth in the country and fifth in the SEC according to the 247Sports composite.
"Tennessee definitely needed another addition on the offensive line, this gives them three offensive lineman in the 2017 class," said govols247.com recruiting writer Ryan Callahan. "Definitely a guy that Tennessee has wanted for a long time and a huge in-state addition an in-state class that now looks pretty good despite losing a few guys like Tee Higgins and Amari Rodgers in-state. Trey Smith kind of salvages what had been a difficult year for Tennessee in-state."