But Tennessee has already lost at least one prospect that was hours from attending his first class in Knoxville. Four-star DT Brandon Willis (Duncan, S.C./James F. Byrnes) and four-star DE Corey Miller (Duncan, S.C./James F. Byrnes) were both planning on enrolling early. But that’s all changed now.
Willis was getting ready to head to Knoxville to start classes when the news broke. He ruled out becoming a Vol and said that his options are open to out-of-state programs.”I am not going to Tennessee, I am not going to South Carolina, I am not going to Clemson,” Willis said. “I am not sure what I am going to do now. I am going to sit down with my dad and talk about it.”
North Carolina, UCLA or perhaps Auburn may end up with the nation’s No. 9 defensive tackle prospect. One place he won’t be going is USC, even though the outgoing Vols coaching staff tried to get him to follow them to Los Angeles.