Tennessee has picked up some immediate help for its rebuilt offensive line, according to Scout.com.
Darin Gooch, a 6-foot-2, 305-pound offensive lineman from Butte Junior College in Orville, Calif., has signed to play for the Vols, the recruiting service reported Saturday.
Gooch, who played at McQueen High School in Reno, Nev., could not be reached by the News Sentinel on Saturday.
Scout said Gooch would enroll next week in time for the start of the first summer session.
The addition fills a serious need for UT, which struggled to find offensive linemen in spring practice.
Waiting: Dallas Hendrickson’s official visit to UT is over, but there is no official decision concerning his possible future as a Vol.
The center from Iowa Western Community College who played at St. Ansgar, Iowa, High School recently garnered interest from the Vols. If he is offered a scholarship and signs, he could play this fall for UT.
Hendrickson said he expects a decision from UT’s coaches by Monday.