Tennessee Vols newcomer Deangelo Gibbs, a former four-star defensive back who played two seasons at Georgia, is hoping to make an impact on Rocky Top as a wide receiver.

If Gibbs’ impressive grab at practice on Wednesday is any indication, he shouldn’t have any problems helping Tennessee’s offense.

That’s some nice body control from Gibbs and also some impressive hands. Those aren’t easy plays to make and he made it look routine.

Gibbs, who has two years of eligibility remaining, hopes to play for the Vols in 2019. But since he’s not a graduate transfer, he’s as the mercy of the NCAA. Gibbs will have to get a waiver to play this season. It’s still unclear when that ruling will come down from the NCAA.

Regardless of when that decision happens, UT’s staff is undoubtedly thrilled to have an athlete like Gibbs on the roster. Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt noted in February that Gibbs can “play either side of the ball”.

The Georgia native played in five games during his career in Athens, totaling 10 tackles.

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