As the 2019 recruiting cycle wore down, one name that gained traction with Tennessee was cornerback Kenney Solomon. The Vols tried to get in with Jammie Robinson, but were probably a little late to that party. That’s where Solomon seemed to come in.
Solomon visited on January 11th, earning an offer from Tennessee just a day later. The 6-0, 170 pound cornerback prospect didn’t have many power five offers. Only Louisville, Colorado, Tennessee and Rutgers were interested in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina prospect.
Solomon is completely off the national recruiting radar, checking in as the 1,651st ranked prospect in the 2019 class. He’s the 33rd ranked prospect out of South Carolina and the 157th ranked cornerback.
The South Carolina product is known for his speed, registering a 4.36 in the forty yard dash. This situation is similar to Jordan Young last year and Jerrod Means this year. The Tennessee staff thinks they have a diamond in the rough here and will bet on themselves to develop him as a player.