Tennessee just landed a potentially major piece for their offensive line in Brandon Kennedy, a graduate transfer out of Alabama, according to Austin Price of Volquest.com. Kennedy’s name has been in the news lately concerning his decision - and Nick Saban’s subsequent denial - to transfer from Alabama after graduating this past December.
BREAKING: Alabama grad transfer Brandon Kennedy arrives on Rocky Top, joins Tennessee program.https://t.co/UmajaIUY8U— Austin Price (@AustinPriceless) June 14, 2018
If Kennedy works out then he will be an integral piece to an ever-improving offensive line. His addition plus the eventual return of Trey Smith may give the Vols consistency on the line that they haven’t had in quite some time.
Before the SEC changed the grad-transfer rules, Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt spoke publicly about his opposition for the then-current rule. Fortunately for he and the Vols, the SEC listened.
The former 4-star prospect is expected to compete immediately on the interior of the offensive line and has not one, but two years of eligibility left. He also chose Tennessee over Auburn for a usually rare - but not as much recently - recruiting win over the Tigers.
Kennedy is in Knoxville and will enroll for the second session of summer classes beginning in early July. He is the program’s third grad-transfer of the offseason, joining former Stanford quarterback Keller Chryst and former Michigan State running back Madre London.