The Tennessee coaching staff has shown a willingness to take a few chances on prospects in order to quickly rebuild the roster.
The Class of 2018 had a few signees that scared off a couple of SEC schools because of their academics. Tennessee not been in that camp.
The Vols have taken another prospect with similar question marks as 4-star athlete Bryce Thompson has enrolled in June classes, first reported by Austin Price of Volquest.
Thompson is a great talent who could help the Vols at wide receiver or defensive back next season. He’s a dynamic playmaker and a great addition to the team.
South Carolina was scared off of him, though. Thompson was a Gamecock commit on National Signing Day, but there was hesitation from the program.
Coach Jeremy Pruitt is determined to win quickly at Rocky Top. He’ll take some risks along way to accomplish the goal.
It’s important to note none of these issues seem to be character related. They are more on the academic side of things. If Tennessee has a plan in place and a culture of classroom importance, then these could be very shrewd risks to take.
WMNL’s Josh Ward discusses Thompson’s addition and why he decided to sign with the Vols on Rocky Talk.