The Tennessee Volunteers received a commitment on Saturday from one of top 2015 long snappers in the nation.
— Riley Lovingood (@rileylovingood) March 8, 2014
Lovingood is a 6’1″/240 lb long snapper from Hendersonville, TN (Beech), which is the same high school as highly touted freshman running back Jalen Hurd.
It’s a little unusual for a long snapper to earn a full scholarship, but then again Butch Jones places a HUGE emphasis on special teams.
Obviously Jones and special teams coach Mark Elder were impressed enough by Lovingood to offer a scholarship to the Tennessee native, who didn’t take long to commit to play on Rocky Top.
Lovingood is the eighth commitment to Tennessee’s 2015 class.
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