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Could Vols Steal Away Georgia Tech Running Back?

Tennessee had a strong opening day of the early signing period, but it appears most of their work during this portion of the signing period is done. Jeremy Pruitt and his staff added five new players who weren’t already committed to the class yesterday and ended up with 12 signatures at the end of Wednesday. There are still a few current Vol commits who are expected to sign later this week as well, such as four-star athlete Alontae Taylor.

But after this week, the all-out push for February begins. And the Vols are in on several highly-rated players. And they appear to be in on yet another player who they weren’t even considering until Pruitt and his staff took over.

According to an article from Georgia Tech’s affiliate, JacketsOnline (it’s behind a pay wall), one of the Yellow Jackets’ running backs is putting off his signing because of sudden interest from the Vols.

Running back C’Borius Flemister planned to sign with Georgia Tech during the early signing period, but he told JacketsOnline that he’s now waiting till February to sign.

“Tennessee is why I’m not signing,” Flemister told JacketsOnline. “They are the other school involved now.”

According to JacketsOnline, the running back out of Zebulon, Georgia plans to visit Tennessee once the dead period in recruiting ends in mid-January.

Flemister is a three-star running back and is the No. 117 overall running back in the 2018 class. Georgia Tech is his only Power Five offer, though he does also hold offers from Air Force, Army, and Navy among other schools.

Despite his very low rating, the 6-foot, 192 pound back is considered one of the top commits in Tech’s class. He put up some gaudy numbers in high school, rushing for 2,463 yards and 35 touchdowns on 332 carries as a senior last year. He did that after rushing for 1,469 yards and 19 scores as a junior the previous year.

Tennessee added a signature from borderline three-star/four-star running back Jeremy Banks to their 2018 class yesterday and have a commitment from borderline three-star/four-star back Anthony Grant as well. Adding a third back seems unlikely, but Tennessee’s coaching staff appears to be very interested in Flemister.

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  1. Despite his very low rating, the 6-foot, 192 pound back is considered one of the top commits in Tech’s class.


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