A bad season for the Tennessee Volunteers got even worse Tuesday.

Long-time Tennessee commit Cade Mays officially announced on Twitter his decision to decommit from the Vols, and the loss is a big one.

Mays is ranked by 247Sports as a five-star OL, the No. 1 player from the state of Tennessee, and the No. 15 overall player in the nation for the class of 2018. He is a hometown kid from Knoxville who has been committed to Tennessee for over two years, and it is hard to put into words how big a loss this is.

Mays has made unofficial visits to Clemson and Georgia this season, and it will be interesting to see if he chooses to join an SEC East rival after his decommitment from the Vols.

As one can imagine, news of the Vols loss spread quickly. Here is a look at reactions on Twitter from fans and media members:


(Taylor is a four-star WR who is committed to Tennessee)