It wasn’t that long ago that Dominick Wood-Anderson seemed destined to end up in Tuscaloosa. Now, the number one JUCO tight end in the nation has committed to the Tennessee Volunteers. You can mark this one down as Jeremy Pruitt’s first major pull over his current and soon to be former boss Nick Saban.
After Deeply Thinking About The Biggest Decision Of My Life With My Family, I Proudly Signed My Letter Of Intent And Will Be Continuing My Journey At The University Of Tennesse! #VolNation #GBO pic.twitter.com/hG9hXbMBiE— 16Reasons (@TheRealYungDom) December 20, 2017
Wood-Anderson was the recruit that (now infamously) said he would commit to Tennessee if Vol fans got him over the 20,000 follow threshold. The tweet has since been deleted, but he got his wish.
The 6-5, 245 pound tight end is the number one tight end in the JUCO ranks and is a four star prospect, according to the 247 database. With Ethan Wolf gone, the tight end position is in flux as we look ahead to 2018. Tennessee has some bodies there, but none are really proven.
Wood-Anderson was likely sold on the change to play immediately. He will battle with Eli Wolf, LaTrell Bumphus, Austin Pope and incoming freshman Jacob Warren for the starting job.
UPDATE: It’s already official. Wood-Anderson has signed with Tennessee.
#TheNextVolunteer ⬇️— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) December 20, 2017
Dominick Wood-Anderson / @TheRealYungDom
➡️ Tight End
Spring Valley, CA (Arizona Western College)
6-5 / 245
☝️ No. 1 rated JUCO TE pic.twitter.com/ED1gDmytCc