One of Tennessee’s Class of 2023 obligations is officially back on the market. Running back Will StallingsThe senior at Clayton Valley Charter High School in Concord, California, announced his split with the Vols in a post on Twitter.

“Love to thank Tennessee and @CoachMack_Tenn Stallings tweeted about the opportunity to play football at the University of Tennessee. “After talking with my family and @CoachMack_Tenn I will open my recruitment process on reserve. I make visits to find out where I can be found.

The 6-foot, 222-pound Stallings has been committed to Tennessee for five months, ranked No. 957 overall prospect and the No. 64 running back in the Class of 2023 and ranked No. 81 out of California State. According to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. He is ranked the No. 87 running back in the Class of 2023 by 247Sports.

Tennessee now has 21 commitments left in its 2023 class. The Vols don’t currently have a draft running back in their class, though one of their top commitments — a four-star athlete Cameron Seldon The Heatsville, Va., 247Sports ranked top-50 prospect — was hired by Tennessee’s coach. Josh Heupel‘s staff is a possible wide receiver who can also line up in the backfield.

The Vols are also heavily involved at running back in the 2023 class Khalifa Kit Parker High School in Birmingham, Ala. Keith, who received a scholarship from the Vols on Oct. 21, attended his third game of the season at Neyland Stadium and returned to Tennessee on Saturday for the finale against Missouri.


Stallings accepted an offer from Tennessee on June 6, five days after attending the Vols’ first camp of the year. He chose them over offers from more than a dozen schools at the time.

Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Pittsburgh, UNLV, Nevada, San Diego State, Utah State, Western Kentucky, Army, Arkansas State, Charlotte and New Mexico State also extended offers to Stallings before announcing his commitment on June 21. He spent his junior season at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas before returning to the Bay Area for his senior season to play at Clayton Valley.

But an ankle injury has sidelined him for the past several weeks. He had played in just two games before the injury, rushing for 163 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries, and did not return to Knoxville for one of the Vols’ home games this season.

Stallings was recruited by some teams as a possible linebacker before he caught the attention of Tennessee this spring and impressed the Vols on June 1. He clocked 4.63 seconds in the 40-yard dash during camp.



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