2020 Vol Commit Reopens Recruitment

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    Tennessee signed 21 prospects during the early signing period for the 2020 recruiting cycle back in December, but two of the Vols’ previously committed prospects in the class didn’t sign with UT during the early signing period. Now, one of those commits has officially reopened his recruitment.

    Three-star offensive lineman Kyree Miller announced on Friday that his recruitment is “100% open” as of now. Miller committed to the Vols on November 5th just days after taking a visit to campus and a month after getting an offer from the Vols.

    The 6-foot-4, 370-pound lineman from Mesquite, Texas was teammates with three-star running back Ty Jordan, who was a target for the Vols for a while in the 2020 cycle. Jordan committed to Texas but ended up decommitting from them and signing with Utah during the early signing period.

    Miller picked up an offer from Tennessee over the phone from offensive coordinator Jim Chaney back in early October after establishing a relationship with UT’s coaches over the summer.

    “In the summer, my teammate Ty Jordan went up there for an official visit, and Ty had Facetimed me, and he and a coach talked to me and told me that they had liked me and wanted to recruit me,” Miller told me in an interview. “But I didn’t know they were being serious because I was a player that I didn’t think schools like that would recruit me because of my size.

    “I called (Chaney) yesterday when I got out of practice, and they were all having an offensive meeting. He put me on speaker so the whole offensive staff could hear me, and he offered me in front of everybody, and everyone was congratulating me.”

    Miller tweeted out on December 17th, the day before the first day of the early signing period, that he would be extending his recruitment till February. Now, Miller is free to focus on other schools recruiting him. He is rated as the No. 1,375 overall prospect and No. 88 guard in the 2020 cycle per the 247Sports Composite rankings.

    Tennessee signed three other projected offensive linemen in their 2020 class in December. Four-star center Cooper Mays, three-star center Javontez Spraggins, and three-star guard James Robinson all signed with the Vols last month.

    Since then, UT has also added a big transfer along the offensive line. Former five-star and Georgia offensive lineman Cade Mays has transferred to Tennessee, and he is currently battling for immediate eligibility for the 2020 season. Not only that, but First Team All-SEC guard Trey Smith announced earlier this month that he will be returning to UT for his senior season, giving the Vols a nice boost to their 2020 line.

    Tennessee currently has one other prospect committed to them who didn’t sign back in December, and that’s three-star in-state athlete Darion Williamson.



    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.