Tennessee picked up some huge news on Friday afternoon, out of nowhere. Former Michigan defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon announced that he would transfer to Tennessee. He’s a former five-star recruit in the 2017 class.
Let’s get to work ✊ .... #GBO pic.twitter.com/pDVliCKQ3x— Aubrey Solomon (@AubreySolomon91) December 21, 2018
Solomon was the 23rd ranked player in the 2017 class, according to 247 Sports. Tennessee confirmed the move with the following tweet.
Welcome to Tennessee, @AubreySolomon91! #PoweredByTheT pic.twitter.com/XOgS3r9iSS— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) December 21, 2018
Solomon was a sophomore for the Wolverines last year. He’s listed at 6-3, 287 pounds and is out of Leesburg, Georgia. He appeared in just five games as he fought through a leg injury.
He would need a special waiver from the NCAA in order to be eligible to play next year. We’ll see if that’s something Tennessee pursues. If they don’t secure one, Solomon wouldn’t be eligible until the 2020 season.
How did he end up at Tennessee so quickly? His primary recruiters during the 2017 cycle were... Alabama: Jeremy Pruitt, Georgia: Kevin Sherrer, Tracy Rocker, Florida State: Charles Kelly, Florida: Chris Rumph. Those guys are now each on Tennessee’s defensive staff.