Andre Turrentine, 4-star member of Ohio State’s 2021 recruiting class who has 4 seasons of eligibility remaining, and a Top 200 prospect, has announced a commitment to play in the SEC.

Coming out of high school, Turrentine initially chose Ohio State over Alabama, LSU and Tennessee. But now the Volunteer State native will play for the Vols, he announced on social media.

Turrentine appeared in 4 games last season for the Buckeyes, and was among the standouts of Ohio State’s spring game, in which he played the most snaps of any Buckeye (106) and recorded 9 tackles with a pass breakup, Eleven Warriors reported. Despite that performance, Turrentine was expected to be third string at all 3 defensive back positions. He got more playing this spring because of injuries to a pair of defensive backs with the Buckeyes.

Turrentine in high school had 73 tackles as a junior at Nashville’s Ensworth High School in 2019, as his team advanced to the Division II-3A state semifinals, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. As a senior he had 44 catches for 450 yards and four touchdowns, including 41 tackles in eight games. He also had 314 special teams yards while Ensworth navigated through a 2020 season disrupted by COVID-19. The Tigers didn’t play the first 3 weeks of that season.

All indications are that Turrentine has the potential to be in the mix for Tennessee’s defense soon.