Tennessee football has picked up its second commitment in the 2025 class. Cornerback Dylan Lewis made his pledge to the Vols via social media on Thursday.
Lewis is a three-star prospect out of Milton (Ga.) High School. He joins his fellow 2025 classmate and Milton defensive back Shamar Arnoux as a Vol commitment.
“The constant love I get from Tennessee is unmatched,” Lewis told Off The Hook Sports. “The culture is Tennessee is unlike any other.”
Lewis chose Tennessee over UCF, Kentucky, North Carolina, Auburn, NC State, Clemson and LSU.
Lewis was most recently on campus for the Vols matchup with South Carolina. He spent a lot of time with defensive backs coach Willie Martinez during his trip.
“He keeps telling me to stay humble and focus on myself,” Lewis said. “Keep developing on and off the field. He sees me playing anywhere on the field. He said if he recruits you, you can play anywhere on the field in the secondary.”
He also paid attention to the Vols defense against South Carolina.
Tennessee Football shined on defense against the Gamecocks with several top prospects in attendance. The Vols were able to wreak havoc, picking up eight tackles for loss and six sacks. Kamal Hadden added a pick six to the defensive onslaught, the first defensive touchdown for the Vols since 2021.
Lewis took notice of the performance, and the scheme that Tim Banks employed.
“I like the man-to-man, best-on-best he does, let’s the secondary compete to make plays,” Lewis said. “They were putting a lot of pressure on him which caused him to make a lot of mistakes which led to turnovers.”
The time “felt right” for Lewis to make his announcement. He recalled the environment during his visit for the South Carolina game as something that sealed his commitment.
“The environment of the game was electric every play was filled with fans yelling,” Lewis said.
He spent much of pregame with current 2024 commitments Boo Carter, Edwin Spillman and Kaleb Beasley. He also got to talk to current defensive back Doneiko Slaughter.
The group all told him to “come be apart of the family.” Lewis has joined that “family” and has a simple message for fans.
“The Vols are coming for the natty,” Lewis said.