KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football has regained a positive vibe, with good news coming to quarterback Josh Dobbs and defensive end Derek Barnett on Monday.
Dobbs was invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, thereby greatly increasing his NFL draft potential, while Barnett was named a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of American.
Barnett, along with fourth-year junior Alvin Kamara, both said on Monday they will wait until after the season to decide if they will declare themselves eligible for the upcoming 2017 NFL draft. Most feel that both players will leave the program to become professionals.
The Vols returned to practice on Monday to begin gearing up for what looks to be a high-scoring Music City Bowl matchup against Nebraska at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 30 at Nissan Stadium.
Tennessee recruiting is also in full swing, having just added Miami Southridge High School defensive end Deandre Johnson.
SECCountry.com Vols beat reporter Mike Griffith and WNML’s Josh Ward discussed all things Tennessee in today’s podcast.