2018 junior college transfer Kenneth George Jr tweeted on Saturday night that he has committed to the Tennessee Vols.
George is a 5’11″/190 pound cornerback from Lafayette, LA. He is transferring from Trinity Valley community college. George has three years of eligibility remaining (he’s already had a redshirt season, so he has three years to play three years).
It appears that George will be on the 2018 roster, but he’ll likely count against 2019’s recruiting numbers (essentially, he’s a “blueshirt”).
— Kenneth George Jr (@kennethgeorgejr) March 25, 2018
This is likely a situation where Jeremy Pruitt is trying to add some immediate depth. I don’t think George is a future star in the SEC (though his highlights show him to be a physical defensive back that has good tackling skills).
George nearly ended up at Nebraska during the 2018 recruiting cycle. He was extremely high on the Cornhuskers and looked destined to end up in Lincoln.
But it appears that George was the victim of a Nebraska class that was too full. For whatever reason, he ended up not signing in February.
Nebraska’s loss, however, is Tennessee’s gain. George should provide some much needed depth for the Volunteers, while brining some some college experience (even if it’s at the JuCo level, it’s still beneficial).
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