One of the last recruiting mysteries for the class of 2016 has finally been solved. Defensive end Mykelle McDaniel has signed to play at the University of Tennessee.
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— 1% (@MykelleMcDaniel) July 23, 2016
It took McDaniel a little bit longer to academically qualify with the NCAA, something he did just last week. McDaniel signing with the Volunteers wraps up a whirlwind recruiting process, as the 3-star defensive end was linked with South Carolina, Texas A&M and many other SEC schools before signing with the Volunteers.
McDaniel’s signature now gives Tennessee 23 members for the class of 2016. The only member of the Volunteer class yet to enroll is wide receiver Corey Henderson. The Volunteers finished with the No. 14 class in the country, and the No. 7 class in the SEC.
McDaniel is the second defensive end in the class, joining Jonathan Kongbo. McDaniel is the No. 23 strongside defensive end for the class of 2016, and is listed at 6-foot-4 and 255 pounds. He played his high school football for Georgia powerhouse Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga. Per Jesse Simonton of SEC Country, the Volunteers do not have any more scholarships for the 2016 class, so McDaniel’s scholarship will count toward the 2017 class.
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