I’m sticking with the theory that Jeremy Pruitt brought in a bunch of graduate transfers with the specific purpose of playing them immediately. One of those guys is Madre London, who came from the Michigan State Spartans.
As an experienced power back already coming from a pro-style offense, the 6’1″ 213-pound senior is by far the most qualified fit for Tennessee football’s every down back. As a result, by the nature of just playing that position, we have him on this list as a guy likely to gain postseason recognition. And maybe he could be in the running for a postseason award.
This is a long shot, but pretty much everybody on the Vols’ roster is this year. London will at least likely get a lot of touches to increase his chances of getting national recognition. Now, it’s true that Pruitt and Tyson Helton appear as if they’re going to run up to four backs.
However, there’s always one feature guy, and London appears to be the player who will fit that mold this year. As the power back, London will also be the workhorse guy that the coaches rely on to get the ball in the end zone near the goal line. That’s a huge way to boost his scoring stats. His ability to wear people down late in games will also be a factor.
Simply put, London is perfect for the pro-style offense the Vols are running. That makes him the most likely player to be the full-time starter at the position and as a result a likely player to get enough touches to achieve postseason recognition.