Boys Junior Varsity Baseball, Boys Varsity Baseball · Junior slugger Trammell commits to Tennessee baseball program

Bearden junior third baseman Brandon Trammell will continue his baseball career into college, as he committed to Tennessee on Thursday morning.

“UT has been a long deal in the making. We have been talking with them since last summer about Brandon,” Bearden Coach John Rice said. “I’ve known (UT assistant) Coach (Larry) Simcox for the better part of 15 years, and he has been primarily the communicator with Brandon and his father.”

Bubba Trammell, Brandon’s father, played collegiately at UT before playing for five different teams in seven seasons as a Major League Baseball player.

Tennessee became interested in Brandon after watching Bearden batting practice, and then made the offer after defending national runner-up Vanderbilt started showing interest.

“It gives Brandon the sense of accomplishment because signing with an SEC Division I baseball scholarship is a big deal, and it also gives him a sense of security because that is a big question looming in the mind of a high school athlete is where I’m going to play in the future,” Coach Rice said.

The baseball signing period for the Class of 2017 begins next April.