Vol fans on Twitter are a force to be reckoned with. If an opposing fanbase comes in with half-truths or flawed logic, Vols Twitter will attack with unrelenting ferocity and tear apart their arguments.
Now apparently Tennessee football commitments are taking after the fans and roasting opposing fan bases as well.
A Florida Gator fan-run account called Florida Gator Latest tweeted out his thoughts about Tennessee shortly after four-star defensive lineman Greg Emerson committed to the Vols on Monday night. Another Gator fan replied to the fan-run account with this:
Don’t really have the grades to commit anywhere else.
— Coach Chomp (@coachchomp) July 4, 2017
A couple of Tennessee’s current 2018 commitments didn’t take too kindly to his remarks about the education of the current class of Vol commits. Three-star cornerback Tanner Ingle was the first to reply, pointing out that he holds offers from Ivy League schools and other institutions known chiefly for their academics.
Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Dartmouth, Georgetown, 🤔 may I continue https://t.co/udEeRWu3jT
— Tanner Ingle (@TannerIngle) July 4, 2017
But Ingle wasn’t the only Vol commit to fire back at the Gator fan. Four-star athlete Alontae Taylor also pointed out his offer list, which includes the likes of Vanderbilt and Stanford among others.
Vanderbilt, Michigan, Stanford… 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/9RF0x5XCL1
— Tae (@TaeTaylor6) July 4, 2017
Not only do the Vols have some athletes with impressive academic pedigrees, but they have some impressive athletes in general currently in their 2018 class. The Vols currently have the No. 4 class in the country according to 247Sports and Rivals.com and the No. 5 class in the country according to ESPN and Scout.com.
Tennessee fans will come after opposing fan bases online without hesitation. Now Vol commits are showing they will too.