Photo: Tennessee’s Rock Is Painted To Welcome Kahlil McKenzie, And That’s A Recruiting Violation
Class of 2015 recruit Kahlil McKenzie, a 4-star defensive tackle from Concord, California who has offers from over 20 big-time college football schools, is visiting Tennessee today to see if playing for the Volunteers could be in his future. As such, UT supporters are using the school’s famous “rock” to officially welcome him to campus. In fact, they put together a fairly impressive graphic to make him feel at home.
There’s just one problem – that’s a recruiting violation.
Last year, as Go Vols Xtra pointed out, the school had to step in and ask students to stop welcoming recruits to campus on the rock. The university is also responsible for painting over any infractions – like the one above. Todd Dooley, the school’s Assistant AD for Compliance and Operations, noted that the SEC has received complaints from other universities who don’t have the advantage of such a canvas.
This actually isn’t even the first time this year that this has happened – but it’s the most elaborate, that’s for sure.