The good news continues to roll in for Tennessee as one of the most underrated signees in┬áJeremy Pruitt’s first signing class in Knoxville has arrived on campus.

West Tennessee native and running back prospect Jeremy Banks made the news official on Wednesday evening, sharing an update on his status. There were concerns Banks may not enroll this early due to academics but now that he’s taken care of his work in the classroom, the Memphis area running back has been cleared to join the Volunteer program for the first summer period of class and workouts.

Banks was also a high school teammate of Tennessee early enrollee and spring standout offensive lineman Jerome Carvin.

Despite rushing for 1,941 yards and 32 touchdowns during his senior season for Cordova, Banks was not on Tennessee’s radar until Pruitt was hired in Knoxville. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound prospect projects as an ideal fit in Tennessee’s new offense and could prove to be the first running back poised to serve as the thunder to the lighting that Ty Chandler is poised to provide the offense on Rocky Top in 2018.

Upon his arrival to campus, Banks shared the following photos from Knoxville:

https://twitter.com/jeremybanks32/status/1001957526164901888

While Tennessee fans are sure to enjoy those pictures from Banks, the response from Tennessee’s five-star offensive line commit Wanya Morris will certainly be celebrated on Rocky Top:

https://twitter.com/wanyamorris64/status/1001993256710950918

To get an idea of what Banks potentially brings to the offense in Knoxville, check out his senior season highlight reel:

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