Top-ranked JUCO tight end Dominick Wood-Anderson (6-foot-5, 245 pounds) of Arizona Western College announced his commitment to Tennessee via Twitter and plans to officially sign his letter of intent as part of the early signing period on Wednesday.
Tennessee emerged as a favorite to land the four-star JUCO prospect after hiring new head coach Jeremy Pruitt earlier this month.
“I just believe in Coach Pruitt,” Wood-Anderson told GoVols247 on Monday prior to announcing his decision two days later. “I feel like he’s going to turn things around, and I wouldn’t mind being a part of something like that.”
Wood-Anderson ranks as the No. 1 tight end and No. 11 overall prospect for the 2018 JUCO national recruiting cycle, according to the 247Sports Composite.
The sophomore chose the Vols over Alabama and Texas A&M, having earned 23 total scholarship offers.
Wood-Anderson recorded an Arizona Community College Athletic Conference leading 31 receptions, along with 258 yards and two touchdowns in 2017, earning second-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-American honors.
Tennessee also signed three-star tight end Jacob Warren of nearby Farragut High School on Wednesday, proving more depth at the position following the departures of four-year starter Ethan Wolf and back-up Jakob Johnson.