Tennessee’s 2017 signing class will be missing one player from the Knoxville campus this season as Marquez Bembry will enroll in junior college, per 247Sports.com.
The 3-star athlete from Atlanta signed with the Volunteers in February, but he will attend Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss., to improve his academics. He was listed as the No. 550 overall prospect in the nation for the 2017 class.
At 6-foot-3 and 214 pounds, Bembry is seen as a defensive end at the collegiate level. During October of his senior season at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, he suffered a torn ACL and torn meniscus in his right knee.