Vols Conclude 2017 Class With 27 Players

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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.