Vols DB Makes Position Change During Open Week

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Kenny Solomon II signed with Tennessee as a preferred walk-on in the 2019 class for Tennessee. Solomon starred as a two-sport athlete at Socastee High School in South Carolina, and he was known for his world-class speed and game-breaking ability. Solomon ran a 10.57 100-meter in high school, and he has used that speed to work his way onto scholarship at Tennessee. 

Until now, Solomon has served primarily on special teams and as a reserve cornerback, but the talented redshirt Freshman has changed positions during Tennessee's open week. 

Late Tuesday night, Solomon tweeted out that he will now be a receiver for Tennessee.


Solomon's speed would certainly add another interesting dynamic to the room to go along with Jalin Hyatt. While the young duo is not as refined as they eventually will be, they could provide an interesting mismatch if stacked on one side of the field. Alabama has utilized world-class speed in a similar way during recent years. 

As a defensive back, Solomon recorded one interception against Chattanooga last fall. He has appeared in 16 contests at this point of his career, including all five this fall. 

Time will only tell if he can crack the rotation at receiver, but it is clear to see that Tennessee's staff is trying to shake things up during this crucial bye week.