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Phil Cofer commits to Tennessee, where his dad played football


Mike Miller

Tennessee added another piece to their Class of 2014 recruiting class on Tuesday as Phil Cofer announced that he had committed to the Vols on his twitter feed.

Cofer is an athletic, 6-foot-8 power forward from Whitewater, GA. He’s ranked as the 141st recruit in the class by Rivals, but the folks at ESPN think much more highly of him, slotting Cofer at 56th.

And while Cofer is from Georgia, he’s a Tennessee legacy. His father played football for the Vols before heading off the the NFL.

Cofer joins Jordan Cornish, a 6-foot-4 scoring guard also ranked in Rivals Top 150, as the first two commits for Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin in the class. The shame? Cofer once had a luscious head of hair, but it appears as if he’s cut it recently:

So while Cofer may one day make an all-SEC team while in Knoxville, it appears that his chances of being on the All-Hair Team have come and gone.

You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.