4-star athlete Bryce Thompson picks Vols, enrolls at Tennessee

photo via thestate.com

The Vols have an addition to their 2018 recruiting class, as four-star South Carolina athlete Bryce Thompson has enrolled at Tennessee.

Thompson previously committed to South Carolina on December 13th but did not sign with the Gamecocks. He visited Knoxville in February and again in April for the Orange and White game, according to thestate.com.

Thompson, a four-star recruit by Rivals and 247 Sports, was a two-way standout in helping Dutch Fork to its second straight Class 5A state championship. He rushed for 1,368 yards, caught 44 passes for 630 yards and 38 total touchdowns.

On defense, Thompson had 27 tackles, an interception and blocked a kick on defense. He earned Most Outstanding Player honors in the Shrine Bowl after catching seven passes for 165 yards and a TD.

“It was everything,” Thompson told Rivals.com. “It was the facilities and the coaches. Just how the treated me when other schools were backing off because they didn’t know why I didn’t sign with Carolina they still pursued me heavily and showed me a lot of love. It just seemed normal there.”

Thompson could play defensive back or receiver at Tennessee.

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  • I really appreciate the number of “Athletes” Pruitt is recruiting, opening up position battles and developing these “Athletes” is key to UT being successful.

  • Gotta’ love it. Please, fellow VNers, let me gloat. Living in the heart of chicken land, all I hear is how great Muschamp is (He’s affectionately known as “Coach Boom” ’round these parts.), they gloat over any and every recruit they snag, and these bumpkins HATE all things orange. Heck. I think these bubbas dislike UT every bit as much as they do Clemmy; maybe even more! As for this Thompson kid: He’s pure dynamite and should contribute immediately. Way to go CJP!