Two Tennessee football commits listed as standouts at UA All-American Nashville camp

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Two Tennessee football commitments were among the top-ten performers at the Nashville Under Armour All-American Camp over the weekend, according to On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings Charles Power

Power on Sunday ranked Tennessee wide receiver commitment Joakim Dodson No. 3 on his list of standouts and had defensive line commitment Ethan Utley at No. 8. 

Dotson, the 6-foot, 185-pound prospect out of Collierville High School in Memphis, is the No. 61 wide receiver in the 2025 class according to the On3 rankings. He committed to Tennessee in February, picking the Vols over Ole Miss, Missouri and Memphis, among others. 

“We didn’t see a wide receiver make more big plays during the 1-on-1 period at Under Armour Nashville than Joakim Dodson,” Power wrote. “The Tennessee pledge won in a number of ways. We saw him get vertical for a long touchdown. He elevated to high-point the ball, out-leaping a defensive back.

“The Memphis area standout also showed the ability to get open with change of direction. Dodson’s vertical bounce and strong hands allow him to play bigger than his size, listed at 6-foot, 185 pounds. He’s able to finish through contact and come down with tough grabs. In all, it was a strong showing for the in-state product.”

Utley, the four-star prospect out of Ensworth School in Nashville, committed to Tennessee on March 28, picking the Vols over Michigan, LSU and Florida. The 6-foot-3.5, 275-pound defensive lineman is ranked No. 184 overall in the On3 Industry Ranking. He’s the No. 15 defensive lineman in the 2025 class and the No. 4 in-state prospect.

Ethan Utley showcased versatile pass rush ability at Under Armour Nashville,” Power wrote. “The local product won most if not all of his reps in 1-on-1’s with a nice combination of initial quickness, active hands and functional strength. 

“Utley has mismatch ability as an interior pass rusher along with the skill set to be an edge setter on the outside.”

Tennessee currently has seven commitments in its 2025 class, headlined by five-star quarterback George MacIntyre, who is ranked No. 10 nationally, is the No. 3 quarterback in the class and is the No. 1 player in Tennessee, out of Brentwood Academy. 

Utley is the second-highest ranked player in the class, ahead of four-star tight end Jack Van Dorseaer, three-star cornerback Dylan Lewis, three-star running back Justin Baker, Dodson, and three-star cornerback Tyler Redmond.

The class is ranked No. 16 nationally and No. 8 in the SEC with a class score of 90.40.

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