Former Tennessee football signee Gerald Williams told The Tennessean this week that he has enrolled at City College of San Francisco this semester in hopes of someday making his way onto the Vol roster.
, a 6-5, 235-pound defensive end prospect from Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., signed with UT in February of 2005 and again in February of 2006. He practiced briefly with the Vols in August of 2005 before being pulled when eligibility questions surfaced. Stripped of a few high school class credits he picked up at a reputed "diploma mill" - University High of Miami - he has been struggling to get enrolled at UT ever since. He spent 2006 at Fork Union Military in Virginia.
Williams still has two chances to play for Tennessee in 2007:
1. He recently took a standardized test. If he gets a passing score – and is not flagged by the Clearinghouse – he would be eligible to enroll.
2. He also has filed an appeal with the NCAA. If it gets a favorable ruling, he could be eligible to play for the Vols next fall.
If options 1 and 2 fail, Williams must complete a year at City College, then enroll at UT in time for the 2008 season.