Tennessee freshman wide receiver Preston Williams has had a pretty tough summer. He was forced to retake the ACT twice after both times his scores were flagged by the NCAA, deeming him academically ineligible.
On Thursday, it was reported that Williams had made high enough on his ACT and would be able to play this season.
According to Knox News, Tennessee head coach Butch Jones posted to his Twitter Thursday afternoon that he was welcoming Williams to the team. This is going to be a huge addition for the Volunteers’ already stacked receiving corps.
— Butch Jones (@CoachButchJones) August 27, 2015
Williams will be able to join the team at practice immediately and he will be able to play this year. Williams was a big piece of Tennessee’s recruiting class this year.
As a junior at Lovejoy High School in Hampton, Georgia, Williams caught fifty-six passes for 1,402 yards and fourteen touchdowns. His senior year was cut short by injury, but he still caught forty-three passes for 916 yards and thirteen touchdowns.
Williams was a composite four-star wide receiver for the Vols, while being ranked as a five-star guy by both Rivals and 247Sports.
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