KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee football head coach Jeremy Pruitt announced the addition of transfer defensive lineman Aubrey Solomon on Friday.
Solomon played at Michigan from 2017 to 2018 following a standout prep career at Lee County High School in Leesburg, Ga., where he was rated a five-star recruit and a consensus Top 5 defensive tackle product in the 2017 class.
“Aubrey is a guy that a lot of coaches on our staff knew when he was a young man in high school, and we all recruited him,” Pruitt said. “He can play all three downs. He’s a powerful man. He’s smart. He’s a good student. He has experience, having already played at the collegiate level. He is a great addition to our university and our football program.”
A 6-3, 297-pounder, Solomon appeared in 18 games with the Wolverines, totaling 24 tackles and two TFLs. He had 18 tackles and two TFLs while appearing in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2017 before being limited by injury this past fall.
Solomon tallied 77 tackles, 16 TFLs, 12 sacks and 18 quarterback hurries as a senior at Lee County High School in 2016, leading his prep team to the Georgia Class AAAAAA playoffs. He collected All-USA Georgia First Team honors as a senior and was recognized as the Class 6A Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2016 in addition to first-team All-America honors from MaxPreps.
Solomon played in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was ranked as the nation’s No. 23 overall recruit, No. 2 defensive tackle prospect and No. 2 player in Georgia in the 247Sports Composite rankings.