Hancock, who competes in track for St. Augustine, runs a 4.6 time in the 40 and is considered a solid athlete with sure hands and good size. He chose Tennessee over Georgia Tech, Nebraska and Maryland. He also garnered offers from South Carolina, North Carolina, Auburn, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wake Forest and Wisconsin among others.
He told Ryan Bass of GoJackets.com of his decision en route back from his visit.
"I'm coming back from that visit now," Hancock said. "It was great; I liked it. I committed to Tennessee."
When asked what he liked about UT, Hancock responded: "Everything: the facilities, the coaches, everything. I felt real comfortable there. I liked the area and everything. Everybody seemed cool."
Quintin Hancock canceled a scheduled visit to Atlanta next week after reaching his decision.
Hancock's verbal raises UT's current list of commitments to 13, including an unconfirmed report that the Vols have taken kicker Chad Cunningham of Dawsonville, Ga., who was previously committed to Purdue. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Georgia specialist is the second kicker the Vols have committed in the Class of 2006, joining Daniel Lincoln of Ocala, Fla. Lincoln is rated the nation's No. 4 kicker while Cunningham is unrated.