Considering Bryson Eason signed with Tennessee to be coached by Jeremy Pruitt and the former Volunteer coaching staff, it’s understandable why the sophomore defender would be asked about his level of commitment to the football program on Rocky Top.

After several of Eason’s former teammates made the decision to leave Tennessee following Pruitt’s firing, Josh Heupel was left with the challenge of winning over the roster he inherited.

Based on what Eason had to say, in addition to his love for the Tennessee program, the new head coach on Rocky Top has done a lot to win over the sophomore defender and his teammates that stuck around for spring practice.

“I looked at it as I chose Tennessee, I didn’t choose the guys that were here at Tennessee and I want to be a Vol. So, with those guys leaving, I saw nothing but opportunity,” Eason said during his recent media availability.

With Tennessee currently searching for a mix of leadership and players ready to step up and contribute on the field, it appears Eason has an opportunity to do both this fall on Rocky Top.

Check out the clip below of Eason courtesy of Tennessee Assistant Athletics Director for Football Communications, Bill Martin: