Vitello, Vols land No. 1 recruit in 2021 class

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Tennessee baseball received another boost with the commitment of Georgia native Brady House, the nation’s top-ranked recruit for the class of 2021.

A 6’3 product of Winder-Barrow High School, House is among the most physically impressive players in the country with a fastball clocked as high as 94 mph with both and in-field and exit velocity rating ranking in the 99th percentile.

Described as a “physically impressive middle infielder with smooth actions,” House also runs a 60-yard dash in just over seven seconds and boasted a .445 batting average during his sophomore season, logging 44 total runs over 33 games.

Coming off of the most successful season in over a decade, UT is beginning to make noise with some of the country’s top talent, something head coach Tony Vitello credited to this past year’s success at his postseason news conference.

“I think now, there’s something to point to with recruits rather than just saying ‘here’s our vision,’” Vitello said. “The assistant coaches have done a great job of painting a picture that is very clear for recruits to see, but it was a vision.”

Following an NCAA Regional appearance and six MLB Draft picks, Vitello feels confident in the evidence he and his staff are now able to present.

“Now, there are some concrete things there that are truly tangible for incoming players and potential incoming players to see.”