Posted: January 28, 3:55 p.m. CST
After much speculation, Brentwood Academy fullback/linebacker, David Holbert announced his college gridiron plans at a press conference held at Brentwood Academy today.
�I want to thank my parents and friends for supporting me through this decision,� said Holbert. �It�s been a long process, but next year I�m going to be a Volunteer for the University of Tennessee.� He then held up a pennant with the UT logo on it.
Holbert said Tennessee and Florida were neck and neck at the end. Auburn and LSU also had their hat in the ring for his services.
Holbert was recruited as a fullback for UT and said his chance for early playing time was the main factor in his decision.
Sophomore fullback William Revill was second on the depth chart behind senior Troy Fleming for the Vols last season and will likely be slated as Tennessee�s starter next season.
�I think I�ll come in as the No. 2,� said Holbert. �But I don�t like being No. 2. They have a new running backs coach so I�m going to start off with a clean slate.�