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Tennessee lands Georgia transfer DeAngelo Gibbs

He’ll play a new position in Knoxville.

NCAA Football: Florida at Georgia Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Pruitt just keeps adding talent to the Tennessee football program. According to the school directory, DeAngelo Gibbs is now enrolled at the University of Tennessee. The former four-star and top 50 prospect signed with Georgia over Alabama and Tennessee in the class of 2017, now he lands in Knoxville two years later.

Despite starting his career in Athens, Gibbs isn’t short on ties to Tennessee. Jeremy Pruitt was his main recruiter at Alabama during that 2017 cycle. Tennessee safety Nigel Warrior is his cousin. He comes from Grayson High School in Georgia, the same school five-star signee Wayna Morris attended.

Gibbs played safety for the Bulldogs, but was used sparingly down the stretch this past season. He ended up playing in just seven games last season for Georgia, prompting his transfer from the program. Gibbs played in just six games as a true freshman.

The 6-1, 205 pound athlete will come to Tennessee as a receiver, according to VolQuest.

As Simonton mentions above, Gibbs likely will have to sit out the upcoming season after playing in 2018.

With Marquez Callaway, Jauan Jennings, Brandon Johnson and Tyler Byrd set to move on after 2019, receiver will be a need for the Vols during this 2020 recruiting cycle. Maybe Tennessee can find something in this former top prospect.