Josh Heupel offers latest update on Byron Young's status
Josh Heupel offered an update on Monday at his regular press conference that DE Byron Young, who has missed the last 2 games because of eligibility issues, is cleared to play this week.
Young has missed time because there was an eligibility issue related to a prep school he attended 3 years ago. Young finished up at Carvers Bay High School in Hemingway, S.C., in 2017 and played some for Gulf Coast Prep Sports Academy near Mobile, Ala., in 2018 before the prep school closed.
Young is expected to be a major factor on the defensive line for the Vols, who play host to Tennessee Tech this week.
When he arrived at Tennessee, Young was considered the No. 1 weakside defensive end and No. 11 overall junior college player by 247Sports by way of Georgia Military College, and a top 20 junior college player according to the 247 Composite.