2017 Vol Signees

 2017 Vol Signees 

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Tennessee wrapped up the 2017 signing class around 12:40 pm ET on Wednesday. Five early enrollees were already in the fold before defensive lineman Matthew Butler became the first signee at 7:30 am ET. Linebacker Will Ignont wrapped up the class at 12:38 pm ET, becoming the 22nd player of the day to sign with the Vols, giving UT 27 signees officially in the class. Though there have been some other names linked to the Vols as possibilities, head coach Butch Jones declared the class done at that point.

Here’s a look at who all is in, with some notes at the bottom:

Early enrollees: 

Trey Smith
Offensive lineman
6-6, 313 pounds
Jackson, Tenn. (University School)
Other Top Offers
Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, Notre Dame
Status
Tennessee enrollee

Riley Locklear
Offensive lineman
6-5, 295 pounds
Huntington, W.V. (Spring Valley)
Other Top Offers
Florida State, Miami, Louisville, Oregon
Status
Tennessee enrollee

Will McBride
Quarterback
6-1, 195 pounds
League City, Tex. (Clear Springs)
Other Top Offers
Memphis, Purdue, Boise State, SMU
Status
Tennessee enrollee

Deandre Johnson
Defensive end
6-4, 235 pounds
Miami, Fla. (Southridge)
Other Top Offers
Auburn, Mississippi State, West Virginia
Status
Tennessee enrollee

Shanon Reid 
Linebacker
6-0, 205 pounds
Lehigh Acres, Fla. (Dunbar)
Other Top Offers
LSU, Michigan, Miami
Status
Tennessee enrollee

Signees

Matthew Butler 
Defensive lineman
6-4, 280 pounds
Garner, N.C. (Garner)
Other Top Offers
Arkansas, South Carolina, Miami, Georgia Tech
Status
Tennessee signee

Shawn Shamburger
Cornerback
5-11, 190 pounds
Moultrie, Ga. (Colquitt County)
Other Top Offers
Auburn, Ole Miss
Status
Tennessee signee

Kivon Bennett  
Defensive lineman
6-2, 280 pounds
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Other Top Offers
Alabama, Florida, Georgia
Status
Tennessee signee

Solon Page
Linebacker
6-2, 210 pounds
Marietta, Ga. (Kell)
Other Top Offers
Louisville, North Carolina
Status
Tennessee signee

Josh Palmer
Wide receiver
6-2, 200 pounds
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Other Top Offers
UCLA, Michigan, Nebraska
Status
Tennessee signee

Cheyenne Labruzza
Cornerback
6-0, 190 pounds
Albany, La. (Albany)
Other Top Offers
LSU, Mississippi State, Florida
Status
Tennessee signee

James Brown
Tight end
6-4, 218 pounds
Orlando, Fla. (Jones)
Other Top Offers
South Florida
Status
Tennessee signee

Terrell Bailey
Cornerback
6-0, 175 pounds
Marrero, La. (John Ehret)
Other Top Offers
Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Arkansas
Status
Tennessee signee

Maleik Gray
Safety
6-2, 190 pounds
LaVergne, Tenn. (LaVergne)
Other Top Offers
Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State
Status
Tennessee signee

Ryan Thaxton
Defensive end
6-5, 230 pounds
Alexandria, Va. (St. Stephens)
Other Top Offers
Ole Miss, Virginia, Rutgers
Status
Tennessee signee

Eric Crosby
Defensive tackle
6-1, 290 pounds
Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes)
Other Top Offers
Alabama, Florida State, LSU
Status
Tennessee signee

Ty Chandler
Running back
5-11, 190 pounds
Nashville, Tenn. (MBA)
Other Top Offers
Florida, Georgia, Auburn, Ole Miss
Status
Tennessee signee

K’Rojhn Calbert
Offensive lineman
6-5, 290 pounds
McMinnville, Tenn. (Warren County)
Other Top Offers
Florida, South Carolina, Missouri
Status
Tennessee signee

LaTrell Bumphus
Tight end
6-4, 240 pounds
Savannah, Tenn. (Hardin County)
Other Top Offers
Florida, Alabama, Auburn
Status
Tennessee signee

Tim Jordan
Running back
5-11, 190 pounds
Winterhaven, Fla. (Bartow)
Other Top Offers
North Carolina, Florida
Status
Tennessee signee

Jacquez Jones
Wide receiver
5-11, 170 pounds
Clearwater, Fla. (Clearwater)
Other Top Offers
Miami, Louisville, Wisconsin
Status
Tennessee signee

Jordan Murphy
Wide receiver
6-1, 170 pounds
Hattiesburg, Miss. (Hattiesburg)
Other Top Offers
Ole Miss, Auburn, Alabama
Status
Tennessee signee

Marquez Bembry 
Defensive end/Athlete
6-4, 210 pounds
Atlanta, Ga. (Mt. Vernon Presbyterian)
Other Top Offers
Ole Miss, Florida, Georgia
Status
Tennessee signee

Trey Coleman 
Running back
5-11, 203 pounds
West Monroe, La. (West Monroe)
Other Top Offers
Arkansas, Iowa State, Mississippi State
Status
Tennessee signee

Brent Cimaglia
Kicker
6-0, 215 pounds
Franklin, Tenn. (Page)
Other Top Offers
Southern Miss
Status
Tennessee signee

Theo Jackson
Defensive back
6-2, 176 pounds
Nashville, Tenn. (Overton)
Other Top Offers
LSU, Louisville, Vanderbilt
Status
Tennessee signee

Will Ignont
Linebacker
6-2, 230 pounds
Huntsville, Ala. (Buckhorn)
Other Top Offers
Alabama, Auburn, Florida
Status
Tennessee signee

Other Notes:

• Wide receiver Princeton Fant, who has been committed to Tennessee since the summer, was not officially announced as a signee on Wednesday. He is expected to be a blueshirt for Tennessee, meaning he will likely enroll as a walk-on and then be added on scholarship on the first day of fall camp and will count towards the 2018 class.

• UT also announced the addition of three preferred walk-ons: quarterback Seth Washington, receiver Cooper Melton and defensive back Jake Powers. Quarterback Brandon Hines also tweeted on Tuesday that he’ll be joining the Vols, likely as a preferred walk-on as well.