One of the newest Tennessee 2020 football commits will be climbing down from Rocky Top, according to his own Twitter post on Friday morning.
Kyree Miller, a three-star offensive lineman from Mesquite, Tex., announced that his recruitment was “100% open” after previously committing to the Volunteers and head coach Jeremy Pruitt on Nov. 5.
My recruitment is 100% open.
— Kyree Miller (@Kyree_72) January 17, 2020
Miller was originally supposed to be one of 21 prospects signed in the Tennessee 2020 recruiting cycle but did not end up signing with the Vols during the early signing period in December. Uncertainty was in the air as to why Miller didn’t sign originally, but as of now, it looks as though the talented Texas lineman will be finding another team to play for in 2020.
While the future is still uncertain, a reunion with the Vols isn’t out of the question, but also is thought to be unlikely with the recent history of prospects committing to a school and then reopening their recruitment.
Miller stands at 6’4” and weighs in at 370 pounds and is ranked as the 1,373rd best prospect and the 87th best offensive guard in the 2020 class according to 247Sports Composite rankings.
Heading into the 2020 season, Tennessee is likely going into battle with its strongest and deepest offensive lineman group in recent years. In the last few months, the Vols have both retained and acquired highly talented key players at that position.
Beginning in November, center Brandon Kennedy announced his plan to return to UT for his sixth year of eligibility. In the month of January alone, Tennessee announced that junior lineman and NFL prospect Trey Smith would be staying in school for his senior year and that former five-star Knoxville prospect Cade Mays would be transferring to Tennessee from Georgia and is currently in the process of acquiring a waiver for immediate eligibility.
In addition to Kennedy, Smith, and possibly Mays, the Vols will continue to put rising sophomores Wanya Morris and Darnell Wright in spotlight roles after their success in the 2019 season.
In the same class as, but unlike Kyree Miller, the Vols were able to sign on the dotted line to bring in four-star lineman Cooper Mays (brother to cade), and three-star offensive linemen prospects James Robinson and Javontez Spraggins.
The Vols are expected to tout one of the best and deepest offensive lines in the country next year, but as of now, those plans will not include Miller.