Everybody is aware of Tennessee football’s issues at defensive tackle. As a result, anybody on scholarship who brings decent potential will be on any list. After all, losing Alexis Johnson, Kyle Phillips and Shy Tuttle to graduation is bad enough. Paul Bain as a reliable backup graduating also hurts when it comes to depth.
But when you factor in the season-ending injury to Emmit Gooden, the Vols’ only proven returner at the position, and the limbo status of Michigan Wolverines transfer Aubrey Solomon, any help is welcome help for UT. At this point, they are desperate. Kingston Harris could bring that help.
A three-star in the Vols’ 2018 class, Harris did see action in two games last year before redshirting. He’s got good size, and Jeremy Pruitt could work him in with the junior college transfers, Savion Williams and Darel Middleton. Hey, Harris at this point could be as valuable as anybody else at defensive tackle.
After a year in the system, there’s no reason not to believe that Harris could become a force. Even if he’s not a starter, the Vols will need some sort of a rotation on the defensive line, and Harris is a guy who can bring that. So he belongs on this list.