Vols Make Top 3 for 2018 Four-Star Running Back

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    (Photo via Corbin’s Twitter)

    The Vols’ coaching staff is doing everything they can to add another running back to Tennessee’s 2018 recruiting class. Tennessee signed borderline three-star/four-star, in-state running back Jeremy Banks during the early signing period, but they’re looking to add another back with the departure of John Kelly to the NFL.

    And on Thursday night, Tennessee got some good news from one of their top remaining running back targets.

    Jashaun Corbin, a big-bodied running back out of Florida, announced his final three schools on Twitter on Thursday night. And the Vols made the cut along with Texas A&M and TCU.

    Corbin is rated as a four-star all-purpose back according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, and they have him rated as the No. 6 all-purpose back and 258th-ranked player in the 2018 class. He holds offers from over three dozen schools.

    If Corbin’s name sounds familiar to you, it’s because he was once committed to the Vols. It wasn’t for very long, however, but Tennessee once had his pledge. And now they’re trying their best to get him back into the fold.

    Corbin committed to the Vols after the Orange and White Game back in April of 2017. But not even a month later in mid-May, Corbin re-opened his recruitment. Then just a couple days after that, he committed to Florida State. Corbin stayed committed to the Seminoles for months, but then he decommitted from them on December 3rd once they made a coaching change.

    Now Corbin’s recruitment is wide open. And he’s received a ton of attention since decommitting.

    TCU, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, Arkansas, and Texas have all offered Corbin since he decommitted from Florida State. He adds those offers to offers from Florida, Oregon, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, USC, and many others.

    Corbin is a bruising back with exceptional speed for his size. At 6-foot, 191 pounds, he has the big frame that seems to be what Jeremy Pruitt and his staff are targeting in running backs at Tennessee. He’s a solid athlete who did a little bit of everything on offense for Rockledge High School in Florida.

    Though Corbin’s senior stats aren’t posted online, he had totaled nearly 3,000 rushing yards in 27 games prior to his senior season and had rush for 34 career touchdowns in those 27 games. He had also caught 85 passes for 1,418 yards and 15 scores according to Max Preps.

    Tennessee running back coach Robert Gillespie recently paid an in-home visit to see Corbin earlier this week, and Corbin is scheduled to visit the Vols on the last recruiting weekend before National Signing Day.



    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.