OLB – Knoxville Catholic (Knoxville, TN) 6’5, 256
Stars: 4 – 247Sports Composite / 4 – Rivals / 4 – ESPN
Josh Ward’s Analysis: Tennessee put in a lot of work to secure Baron, who is one of the top players in the state of Tennessee and helps address a position of need. Baron makes Tennessee’s defensive line class look a lot stronger.
Eric Cain’s Analysis: What was once a position of worry now is a position of strength for Tennessee’s 2020 class. Dominic Bailey, Omari Thomas and now Tyler Baron provide instant depth early on and will play major roles in 2021 when UT loses many defensive linemen. Baron was one of the top players in the state of Tennessee and picked the Vols over Kentucky and Ohio State.
Interview with Baron’s High School Coach Steve Matthews On SportsTalk
Group interview with Tyler Baron at Catholic HS
Quick Facts From UT Athletics
2019 No. 1 Knox News Elite Eight
Ranked No. 4 player in Tennessee and No. 7 at his position by 247Sports Composite
2019 Stats: 105 tackles, 22 TFL, 9 Sacks
2018 Stats (Ensworth HS): 46.5 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks
2018 Nashville Area Division II East/Middle All-Region Team
2020 Polynesian Bowl selection
Named the defensive line MVP of The Opening Regional in Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Brother Woody Baron played at Virginia Tech on the d-line
Led Knoxville Catholic to the DII-AAA State Quarterfinals