A strong signing day continues for Tennessee as four-star edge rusher James Pearce signed with the Vols over South Carolina, Georgia and Louisville.

Pearce ranks as the nation’s 189th best player, 16th best edge rusher and the fourth-best player in the state of North Carolina according to the On3 consensus rankings. On3’s own rankings are even higher on the Charlotte, North Carolina native, ranking him as the nation’s 57th best player.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound pass rusher becomes Tennessee’s third highest-rated commit in its 2022 recruiting class. Pearce is the second defensive line commit Rodney Garner and the Vols have snagged today, joining Peach State defensive tackle Tyre West.

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