Report: JUCO OT No Longer Visiting Tennessee

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    It was reported earlier this week that a massive junior college offensive tackle was set to visit Tennessee this weekend. Now, however, that visit has reportedly been canceled by Tennessee.

    David Swaby is a 6-foot-9, 315 pound offensive tackle who plays for Navarro College in Corsicana, California. He was supposed to come visit the Vols this weekend on an official visit. But according to a report from 247Sports, Swaby will no longer be coming to Knoxville this weekend like originally planned.

    “(Tennessee) called me this morning to let me know they found another guy that was gonna go there for sure,” Swaby told 247Sports, “and they expressed how sorry they were about everything.”

    Swaby failed to mention who Tennessee found that was “gonna go there for sure” in the interview. There haven’t been many reports about Tennessee for sure pursuing any grad transfer offensive linemen or any other JUCO linemen besides Swaby lately, but there are plenty of options for the Vols on the grad transfer front at that unit.

    Tennessee will be welcoming back Chance Hall from injury this fall, and they hope Freshman All-American Trey Smith will also return to the unit this fall. The Vols will also be getting back K’Rojhn Calbert in the fall, and they’ll be bringing in JUCO transfer Jahmir Johnson and incoming true freshman Tanner Antonutti from their 2018 class as well.

    Even with those additions in the fall, Tennessee’s offensive line unit is still thin on experienced depth and lacks some of the star power at other SEC schools.

    With the visit to Tennessee now off the table, Swaby will likely focus on two of the other three schools pursuing him hard. He was scheduled to visit Ole Miss later this summer and had been in talks with Oklahoma about visiting too.

    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.