'17 GA DT Aubrey Solomon (Michigan sucks, GO VOLS!)


Sit down and tell me all about it...way over there
Jan 6, 2013
He committed feburary 2017 which would put him in campus summer of 2017. I'm pretty sure he is going to be a redshirt sophomore this upcoming season. He played his freshman 2017-2018 and medically redshirted 2018-2019.
Your timeline’s WAY off.
Mar 1, 2012
Good write up on 247 from Patrick Brown on Solomon. Here's a couple highlights...


The 6-foot-3, 297-pound Solomon played nose tackle in Don Brown's defense at Michigan, and his strength his freshman season was stopping the run. Solomon started three games in the second half of his debut season in 2017 and totaled 178 snaps during the regular season. He received an 76.3 overall grade from Pro Football Focus, and run-defense grade was the reason why.

According to PFF, Solomon ranked 130th out of 730 interior defensive linemen in college football against the run and boasted a 10.0 percent "run stop" rate — defined by PFF "as any (run) play that constitutes a ‘failure’ for the offense" and calculated by taking a player's total number of stops and dividing it by how many run-defense plays for the player — that checked in just below the 10.4 percent rate posted by Maurice Hurst, a first-team All-Big Ten pick in 2017.


Solomon will be expected to make a significant impact whenever he's eligible to play. If that's not in 2019, he'll have to spend a redshirt year practicing, playing on the scout team (which should help Tennessee's offensive line having to face him on a daily basis) and working toward 2020. If Solomon can play this season, it'll alleviate some of the concern surrounding Tennessee's inexperienced defensive line.

As a former five-star recruit and high-profile transfer from a program like Michigan, Solomon will be expected to make a real impact in his one or two seasons at Tennessee. His familiarity with most of Tennessee's defensive staff, Pruitt and defensive line coach Rocker in particular, should help keep him focused and fueled even if he has to wait to play. Solomon is the kind of big, powerful and athletic defensive lineman Pruitt would covet out of high school, and the Vols are getting him two (or three) years down the road in his development. Pruitt & Co. are building toward Tennessee's future, and a player of Solomon's caliber and potential is a big piece to that puzzle, even if Tennessee has to wait until 2020.

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