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2018 athlete set to join Tennessee football team

Tennessee looks to add one more player to their roster before the season begins

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Pruitt is looking everywhere for players that can help the Vols win in 2018
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Just when you thought it was over, Jeremy Pruitt and the Vols pull another card from their sleeves.

Tennessee received a commitment from three-star athlete Reggie James of Chestatee High School in Gainesville, Georgia on Saturday. James will report to the team this month as a preferred walk-on.

For the uninformed, a preferred walk-on is guaranteed a spot on the 105-man roster that the Vols will roll out at the end of August, compared to a regular walk-on who must try out for the team.

James was forced to delay his college decision due to a “strain of a nerve” in his deltoid muscle, but was finally able to announce his decision via Twitter.

Even though he hasn’t been cleared for full-contact work, the expectation is that will happen soon enough for him to begin practicing at Tennessee once the season begins.

Pruitt has informed James that he will either play fullback/H-back or linebacker.

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound player received offers from 12 different schools and preferred walk-on invites from Auburn and Miami.