Report: Tennessee hosts grad-transfer CB Terrence Alexander over the weekend

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said the Vols addressed their need at cornerback on National Signing Day, but it appears the Vols have reconsidered the stance.

Tennessee hosted Stanford graduate transfer cornerback Terrence Alexander over the weekend, according to Austin Price of Volquest.

The 5-foot-10, 187-pound Alexander would provide immediate depth at a position desperately lacking it if he came to Rocky Top. The Vols lost cornerbacks Justin Martin, Emmanuel Moseley Shaq Wiggins and Rashaan Gaulden from the 2017 roster.

Alexader had 57 tackles, 8 pass breakups, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1 interception and 1 forced fumble in his time at Stanford. He did not play most of last season after sustaining an injury.

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Alexander played high school football as a 4-star prospect at John Curtis Christian in the New Orleans area. Pruitt hired wide receivers coach David Johnson, who has very strong Lousiana ties, with the intention of building a recruiting pipeline in the area.

Tennessee did sign Trevon Flowers who played only one year of high school football and typically at safety. He could be used as a cornerback, though.

Pruitt is trying to raise the talent level on the roster to compete immediately in his first season.

The Vols have already picked up grad-transfer commitments from quarterback Keller Chryst, running back Madre London and kicker Ryan Tice.

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