KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Kendal Vickers, ditched by South Carolina amid concerns he wouldn’t qualify academically, is officially a Tennessee Vol.
The defensive lineman from Havelock, N.C., is No. 39 on the latest update of Tennessee’s roster. He is listed at 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds.
Vickers’ arrival gives the Vols an estimated 83 scholarship players in 2013. According to the recruiting sites, Vickers is the lowest-rated prospect in the Vols’ 2013 class and the third-lowest rated on the team. However, with many veteran defensive linemen on the squad this season, Vickers is likely destined for a redshirt season before he will compete for playing time in 2014.