National Signing Day has been relatively uneventful for Tennessee, although, one piece of news did break for the Vols this morning. But unfortunately, it wasn’t exactly positive for Jeremy Pruitt and his staff.
Three-star defensive tackle LeDarrius Cox announced on Twitter that he will be heading to Ole Miss and not Tennessee. Cox had been committed to the Vols since April 2018.
Despite the bad news, Cox’s change of heart was not necessarily unexpected. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound native of Mobile, AL was one of only two commits to UT that didn’t officially sign a letter of intent during the early signing period in December, along with four-star safety Anthony Harris. And after Cox skipped signing with the Vols, he took visits to Ole Miss and Auburn, hinting that things might not be working out with the Big Orange.
Cox is rated by 247 Sports as the No. 601 player in the class of 2019 and No. 42 defensive tackle overall. His de-commitment leaves the Vols with 20 commits (19 of which have signed) and UT’s class now ranks as the No. 14 class in America in 247’s composite team rankings.