Vols’ 2019 Signees Begin to Move In on Campus

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    Tennessee had 10 players from their 2019 signing class enroll early and go through spring practices earlier this year. The other 13 players were expected to come to campus in the summer and join those 10 Vols, and now the bulk of UT’s remaining 2019 signing class is in the process of moving in.

    The official Tennessee Twitter account put out a video on Tuesday afternoon showing several of the Vols’ remaining 2019 signees arriving on campus for the upcoming June summer semester. Four-star in-state offensive lineman Jackson Lampley, four-star JUCO defensive tackle Savion Williams, three-star JUCO defensive lineman and former local high school player Darel Middleton, and three-star wide receiver Jerrod Means are all featured in the video. Former Vol linebacker and current UT assistant in the player development department Kevin Simon is also in the video.

    Simon, who was part of the move-in process years ago as a player himself, looks to help keep the “brotherhood” going with the new enrollees.

    “It’s move in day,” Simon says in the video. “We got all the incoming freshmen coming in, just trying to extend that brotherhood man, keep it going.”

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    Means, the Vols’ lowest-rated signee in the 2019 class, is ready to prove his doubters wrong and calls his arrival on campus a “dream come true.”

    “I’ve been waiting for this a long time,” Means states, “and now it’s a dream come true.”

    Middleton, who played for both Powell High School and Oak Ridge High School before going to East Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College then East Mississippi Community College says he’s “glad to be home” again. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound lineman hasn’t played in east Tennessee since 2016.

    The Vols’ other JUCO signee, Savion Williams, is already itching to get in the gym.

    “Time to work baby, I’m ready,” Williams says. “I’m probably going to be in the gym tonight. I ain’t going to say too much, because I’m ready to work. Let’s get it.”

    Along with the players featured in the video, four-star outside linebacker Roman Harrison, three-star offensive lineman Melvin McBride, three-star athlete/defensive back Aaron Beasley, three-star tight end Sean Brown, three-star defensive tackle Elijah Simmons, and three-star cornerback Kenney Solomon are all expected to move in on Tuesday. Five-star offensive tackle Darnell Wright and four-star linebacker Henry To’oto’o are expected to arrive in early June.

    Four-star safety Anthony Harris’ status is still unknown at this time.

    You can watch the full video of Tennessee’s move-in day below:

    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.