KNOXVILLE — Needing immediate help in its secondary, the University of Tennessee got some good news late Monday night.
Byron Moore, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound defensive back out of Los Angeles Harbor Community College in Wilmington, Calif., announced his commitment to the Volunteers on a California-based online radio show.
Moore, who had signed with Southern Cal out of high school, chose UT over Miami. He is the nation's No. 5 junior college prospect according to Rivals.com. He plans to enroll at UT in June as a redshirt sophomore.
Moore officially will sign with the Vols on Wednesday, national signing day.
Patrick Brown has been the University of Tennessee beat writer since January 2011. A native of Memphis, Brown graduated from UT in May of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Electronic Media and worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel for two years on the sports editorial staff and as a freelance contributor. If it’s the NBA, the NFL or SEC football and basketball, he’s probably reading about it or watching it on TV. Contact him ...