2020 four-star defensive tackle Jaquelin Roy released his top ten schools on Monday evening and the Tennessee Vols are among his finalists.
— Jaquelin roy (@d1roy1000) April 30, 2019
Roy, 6-foot-3/289 lbs from Baton Rouge, LA, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 2 player in the state of Louisiana and the No. 4 defensive tackle in the nation.
The Louisiana native was previously committed to LSU, but he decommitted from the Tigers in late February.
Roy, who has visited Tennessee twice in the last two months, told 247Sports that he backed off his pledge to LSU because he felt he committed too soon, saying “I committed too early and wanted to enjoy my senior year. Enjoy it, take your free visits and see different places. It only comes once. I’ve just been taking it slow. I’ve been talking to a lot of colleges.”
If Roy is interested in an early path to extensive playing time, then Tennessee would likely be his best bet. The Vols are currently rebuilding their defensive line and they don’t have a lot of depth up front.
As a result, Roy would likely see the field early and often for the Vols if he were to commit to UT.
For now, Roy doesn’t have a timeline for his final decision.
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