Tennessee beats out Auburn for another recruit as lineman flips his commitment from the Tigers to the Vols
Jeremy Pruitt may never forgive Gus Malzahn for signing Jay Hardy.
That seems to be the message being sent from Rocky Top as Pruitt’s Tennessee program has been defeating Malzahn’s program on the recruiting trail for seemingly every prospect the two are interested in.
Thus far during the 2021 recruiting cycle, Tennessee has beaten Auburn for Dylan Brooks, Cody Brown, Kaidon Salter, Roc Taylor, Trinity Bell and Isaac Washington.
While Auburn stole a prospect out from Tennessee’s backyard back in April when King’s Academy lineman J’Marion Gooch announced his commitment to the Tigers, the Seymour, Tenn., native just announced he had flipped his commitment to Tennessee.
The 6-foot-7, 358-pound offensive lineman is rated as a three-star prospect, the No. 22 overall prospect from Tennessee and the No. 68 offensive tackle prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle by 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Gooch announced his flip with the following video post.
Thank you to the Auburn Community, and coaching staff for all of the support during this process. After much thought and consideration, I have decided….@CoachTBarr @TKACoachSellers @CoachJPruitt @JimChaneyUT @CoachWillFriend @aspicer19 pic.twitter.com/gGT3EsRVcF
— G_soshiesty (@GoochJmarion) August 31, 2020
To get an idea of what Gooch brings to the Tennessee program, check out his junior season highlight reel:
Tennessee’s 2021 Recruiting Class
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