Knoxville Running Back Announces Commitment Date

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    Running back DeSean Bishop is announcing his college decision on July 14, the Karns High School standout announced on Sunday.

    Bishop is choosing between a top eight of Appalachian State, Purdue, Middle Tennessee, Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Coastal Carolina, Memphis and Tennessee.

    The Knoxville running back originally announced a late June commitment date before pushing it back due to the TSSAA dead period.

    Bishop ranks as a three-star recruit and the No. 797 player in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. The dynamic high school running back ranks as the No. 56 running back in the nation and No. 26 player in the state of Tennessee.

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    The 5-foot-10, 194-pound running back dominated last season for Karns High School, rushing for over 3,000 yards for the Beavers.

    Bishop frequently made the short trip to Neyland Stadium during the season but his early March visit was his only one to Tennessee in 2022. The three-star running back’s most recent visit was to Coastal Carolina in late June.

    Las Vegas three-star Will Stallings is Tennessee’s only running back commit though four-star athlete Cameron Seldon could play tailback as well.

    Josh Heupel and his staff are on fire on the recruiting trail adding six commits in the first 10 days of July. Tennessee stayed hot on Sunday night adding five-star Chandavian Bradley and three-star Jalen Smith.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.