Tennessee Football Recruiting Rumors: Three-Star Corner Surprised, Excited By Vols Offer

The Tennessee Volunteers offered a scholarship to three-star cornerback Cheyenne Labruzza a scholarship on Thursday, which was "very surprising" to him. Labruzza had been in constant contact with Oklahoma State, who also offered him on Thursday, but wasn't expected the offers he received from the Vols and Northwestern.

“It’s truly a blessing,” said Labruzza, via 247sports. “It’s amazing to know that those kinds of schools are interested in me coming to their programs, so I was very shocked about it. I mean, I had an idea OSU would offer me, because they told me from the get-go. I was waiting for the final approval. But the Tennessee offer was very shocking to me. It’s amazing and truly a blessing.”

He said he found out about the Vols offer during a phone conversation with running backs coach Robert Gillespie, and said he had no idea they were seriously recruiting him until he got the offer.

“We talked on Twitter (during the season),” Labruzza said. “He asked for my film, so I sent him a few highlights from a few games. We had a good conversation. He told me they were offering me and everything. He told me to keep working hard because, coming to Tennessee, it’s a high standard. So he told me to just keep working hard, and if I keep working hard, I’ll be able to make it.

“To be honest with you, I don’t know too much about them. It was kind of a shock, a surprise to me that they offered me. I watched them play a few times this year, actually. But I don’t know too much about them."

The 6'0", 170-pounder is ranked as the No. 50 cornerback in the country and No. 550 overall prospect.

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