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Kyree Miller commits to Vols

Coming off an official visit to Tennessee last weekend, mammoth 3-star guard Kyree Miller decided he’d seen enough to shutdown his recruitment.


“They are different vibe from all the other colleges and coaches that have been recruiting and calling me,” Miller said. “They have a different vibe and for me if you have a different vibe then we are going to get along. I like to be different.”


The 6-foot-4, 365-pound Texas native committed to the Vols over SMU on Tuesday, giving Tennessee its 17th commitment in the 2020 class.


The Vols extended an offer to the West Mesquite guard in mid-October, jumping into the mix with UTEP, Liberty, Colorado State and SMU.


Offensive line coach Will Friend and running backs coach David Johnson have played a key role in the evaluation and recruitment of Miller and that combo helped make him a big orange believer.


“They care for their players,” Miller said.” It not that they are showing love because you play football. They are showing love because you are human. They treat their players like men and hold them accountable for things. They really wanted me and they showed me that they really wanted me to be a part of their family.”


Miller has seen the growth on the offensive line during the 2019 season and the development side of things made Tennessee stand out as he examined the program on the football side.


The Vols now have four offensive linemen committed in the class, with Miller, who Tennessee is recruiting as a tackle, joining 4-star center Cooper Mays, 3-star guard Javontez Spraggins and 3-star guard James Robinson.


“They like that I am quick with my feet. They like my footwork and the way I come off the ball with power,” Miller said. “I feel like I can bring aggression and a lot of things to the table.”


At one point earlier this year, Miller tipped the scales at over 400 pounds. He currently is right at 360 with a goal to be 330 pounds when he arrives in Knoxville next year.