There’s good news concerning the Tennessee Vols’ depth chart.
According to Vols Wire’s Dan Haralson and former UT assistant coach Doug Mathews, linebacker Jeremy Banks is enrolled as an active student at Tennessee and working out with the football team.
Banks was kicked off the team last October after a run-in with the police that stemmed from an unpaid traffic ticket.
“He’s back officially working out with the football team,” said Mathews during a segment with the Midday 180 on Wednesday.
Mathews also pointed out that Banks remained a student at Tennessee over the last year, which means he was likely never “off scholarship”.
Banks signed with the Vols during the 2018 recruiting cycle as a running back. However, he’s spent time at both linebacker and running back during his time at UT.
The Tennessee native’s preference is at running back, but if he’s back on the team I’d bet on him being used exclusively at linebacker moving forward. The Vols have good depth at running back right now, but the depth at linebacker could use some help.
Banks, who intercepted two passes against Chattanooga last season, should bring some much needed experience to the linebacker room for the Volunteers.
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