Tennessee’s once-overflowing signing class may have found some room.
Defensive tackle Risean Broussard from Lagrange High School in Lake Charles, La., is likely headed to prep school or junior college to improve his academic standing, according to a source with knowledge of his recruitment.
Defensive tackle Pat Harris from Chabot Community College in Hayward, Calif., also has academic work to complete but likely will not sign with UT on National Signing Day in February. However, Harris could sign with UT later, the source said.
Meanwhile, offensive lineman Jose Jose has switched his commitment from UT to South Florida, according to usfnation.com, a Web site that covers the Bulls.
The three are thought of as solid prospects, but not irreplaceable.
Jose had scholarship offers from Florida and West Virginia even though weight has long been a concern for the 6-foot-1 guard from Miami (Fla.) Central High School. Jose is commonly listed at 330 pounds, but is thought to have played at a heavier weight this season.
Broussard had scholarship offers from Alabama and Oklahoma. Harris held scholarship offers from Utah and Utah State.
Scholarships may soon be at a premium for the Vols, who have 20 commitments and only a handful of openings available in their 2010 class. The Vols are expected to sign approximately 28 prospects this year.