Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) You don’t have to be a five star recruit to draw interest from an SEC school. Just ask Notre Dame offensive lineman Jacob Brigman.
The 6’2, 285-pound Brigman signed with the Tennessee Vols on Wednesday at Notre Dame. He’s headed to Knoxville as a preferred walk-on. Brigman grew up a big fan of the Big Orange. Even though he’s a little under-sized for your typical SEC lineman, the Vols coaching staff convinced him he had the right stuff.
Said Brigman:”Tennessee just kept pounding on me. They really wanted me to come. Stiff was persistent and I got talking to Pruitt and Will Friend and they just said, ‘Hey, if you can come up here and ball out, we need you up here.’ They said, ‘Yes you’re undersized, but you can do it. We believe in you. When I get up there, and I feel like hey, is this even worth it anymore. Like this is getting ridiculous. It’s like just remember hey, they told me I could do it and every other school was like no, you are too short. You don’t fit the protocol of the normal lineman. Like you know, I got this. Like why should I stop now when I came this far. Purse your goal.”
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