The Volunteers received a Christmas gift Tuesday that they can't open until 2014.
According to multiple sources, junior ESPN Watch List athlete Vic Wharton III (Nashville, Tenn./Independence) has committed to sign with Tennessee.
Cincinnati, Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot, 170-pound prospect.
Wharton III also claims to have received interest from Alabama, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Southern Methodist and Virginia.
He is Tennessee's first 2014 pledge.