The conversation about Darrin Kirkland Jr. and his Tennessee situation changed dramatically over the weekend.
It appears Kirkland could be leaning toward staying at Tennessee after a conversation with coach Jeremy Pruitt over the weekend. Kirkland had announced on Twitter Thursday that he planned to transfer.
Pruitt once again will be proving his recruiting chops if Kirkland elects to stay on Rocky Top. A healthy Kirkland is an NFL-caliber linebacker who can help boost the defense’s ceiling this season. He missed the 2017 season with a knee injury, and the Vols desperately missed his presence.
WMNL’s Josh Ward breaks down the impact of Kirkland’s possible return on Rocky Talk. Ward then brings on Class of 2019 recruit Ben Smiley. The 4-star defensive tackle discusses his top-10 list and what he likes about Tennessee.