Wide receiver Tyler Maples won’t be joining former University of Tennessee teammate B.J. Coleman at UT-Chattanooga.
Maples has committed to Furman, he told the Times Free Press in a text message Thursday.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Maples helped Maryville High School win three state Class 4A titles under coach George Quarles, a former Furman wide receiver who was on the Paladins’ 1988 national championship team.
Maples, who has three years of eligibility remaining, visited UTC last Friday and visited Furman earlier this week.
John Frierson is in his fifth year at the Times Free Press and fifth year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...